May 15, 2007

Musical Dedications from NYC to You!

I have shoutouts or dedications today for 2 very sweet and special guys. The first is Zonker who will be visiting nyc in June. I'm reeeeeeeally looking forward to it! Not only is he a fellow vegetarian, he has me howling everytime I read his blog or talk to him on the phone. I so looking forward to his visit, that I thought I'd post a video/song dedication, just to get him in a NY state of mind (and no it's not the Billy Joel song; you have to be a resident to feel that way. Don't you think Erica?).

The second shoutout goes to Tuning Spork for being a great musicologist and fellow blogger, who posts some of the most unusual music videos on his blog. He helped inspire my Musical Mondays posts and the New York, New York dedication to Zonker.

So for Tuning Spork I have the irreverently humorous new band (check out their interviews on you tube) The Rogers Sisters. They first came to my attention during the Siren Mermaid Festival in Brooklyn. The video I'm sharing with you is "Never Learn To Cry" which is their lead single off their debut album 'The Invisible Deck'. Its a sweet tune that is somewhat evocative of a softer, gentler B-52's, but with the poigniant lyrics of Natalie Merchant's 10,000 Maniac days. TS, if you disagree let me know.

I dare say it's mellow enough for most of my readers and just rocky enough for me. Hell, it's a song even the bluesy/jazzy Zonker could love and if used well during his visit, could help him to finally score with the ladies. 'Cause he's sure not gonna score with what he's writing about now.

Zonk, here's a tip when you visit: dress hip (70's), talk cool, don't comb your hair and I guarantee you'll have an oppty to score with those unsuspecting & unknowing college girls.

Posted by Michele at May 15, 2007 03:49 AM

Et tu, Michele? I am the intarwebnet's piņata.

Posted by: zonker at May 15, 2007 12:57 PM

Great songs...enjoy your visit with Zonker! (Now I'm off to check him out!)

Posted by: Mrs. Who at May 15, 2007 04:49 PM

I only had time to watch the first video - it is AWESOME!
I love the architecture of that place.
All the buildings, the layout - how cool.
And hardly any people in the pictures... :)

Posted by: _Jon at May 15, 2007 07:02 PM

Very cool!

Posted by: Richmond at May 15, 2007 09:40 PM

Ahhh...the city so nice they named it twice. That song certainly does make me want to kick my feet up in the air with the rest of the Rockettes (upstage me though they may). Oh, and hey...don't you just positively dig it that a blue-eyed Eye-Talian from Hoboken made it famous? What? He didn't have anything nice to say about his own hometown that he had to sing about ours? Heh...go Frankie.

Posted by: Erica at May 15, 2007 09:51 PM

Zonker is a doll, I absolutely adore him!!

Posted by: Christina at May 16, 2007 06:36 AM

Hmm. My comment from yesterday seems to have disappeared.

Rogers Sisters! Never heard of 'em! They're great!

That running girl looks a lot like me ex. Spooky.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at May 17, 2007 02:05 AM

Oooooh-aaaay...Christina, what? You don't adore me too?

Posted by: Erica at May 19, 2007 07:41 AM