A film and a song
5/30/2014 5:42:00 PM
Scot Sax is a successful songwriter from Philadelphia. He had a number one song “I Walked,” with his band Wanderlust in the mid-90s, another #1 with “I am the Summertime" from the film soundtrack to American Pie, and in 2006, he co-wrote “Like We Never Loved At All“ that became a hit for Faith Hill and Tim McGraw and won a Grammy.
Now he’s making a documentary called “Platinum Rush; a film by a songwriter.“ To help fund the project, he reached out to friends and fans through Kickstarter to donate money. I dove right in because I’ve always believed in Scot’s talent.
The way Kickstarter works is, Scot offered incentives to pay back his donors. In my case, I chose the incentive that he write a song about me. I’ve posted it here.
I was the first person to play Scot’s original music on the radio back in the ...
20+ Concerts, $20 Lawn Tickets, 20 Years on the Waterfront
5/7/2014 9:23:00 AM
This just in from Live Nation:
In celebration of 20 years of concerts on the waterfront, Live Nation and Susquehanna Bank Center are giving our loyal music fans an opportunity to see over 20 shows for $20*. The “20for 20” promotion includes over 20 shows currently on sale at Susquehanna Bank Center, where fans can get $20* lawn seats (or reserved where available) now through Tuesday, May 20th!
Over the past 20 years, the Camden waterfront has hosted many of the world’s largest and most iconic performers in the world. From festivals to radio shows and beyond, the amphitheater has seen artists like Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Roger Waters, Foo Fighters, JAY Z and One Direction along with summer staples like Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffett, Vans Warped Tour and Brad Paisley.
In honor of this momentous year, Susquehanna Bank Center is including the following shows in this limited time ...
2014 Oscars - Review and list of winners
3/2/2014 11:38:00 PM
Going into this year’s awards season, I was surprised and a little disappointed that some movies I really liked in 2013 didn’t get nominated. Turns out, they were all independents and don’t always make it into the Oscar cache.
Robert Redford, star of All is Lost – an independent film that was nominated for a Golden Globe but snubbed for any Oscar nods, spoke about this at the opening Press Conference of his 30th annual Sundance Film Festival. “Hollywood is a business, and a very well run business,” Redford said, adding that independent films don’t have the financial punch needed to get a movie nominated for an Oscar.
I wanted to mention three independent films here before my Oscar review to give them props. If you missed them the first time around, you can find them On Demand, on Netflix or somewhere!
One was Disconnect starring Jason Bateman and ...
The Beatles 50th anniversary - Review
2/9/2014 11:58:00 PM
When it comes to Classic Rock events, it doesn’t get much bigger than the Beatles 50th anniversary of their arrival in America and that’s what WMGK commemorated this weekend. No other radio station in Philadelphia gave this band the props they deserve – we dropped everything (and everyone) and played nothing but the Beatles all weekend long. “The Beatles Essential A to Z” was the theme, and boy, did it sound good.
I fell in love with the Beatles all over again listening to their music this way. And then to top it off, CBS-TV aired a knock-out/home run/A+ program tonight, exactly 50 years after their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show.
“The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A Grammy Salute” included footage from the Sullivan show interspersed with live performances by various artists doing Beatles songs, and a walk onto the Sullivan stage with David ...
Photo Essay of Sundance FIlm Festival 2014
1/29/2014 5:06:00 PM
Here are some pictures from the Sundance Film Festival 2014 with captions to describe.