Danny Barnes` Pizza Box-“It Ain`t No Different than the Caveman Times!”

February 23, 2010 by  
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You`re in for a treat if you have the good sense to pick up Danny Barnes` Pizza Box. Bluegrass/punk sagas told against banjo pickin` and manly drums. This line has been quoted often, but for good reason: “With her hair in a bun, hand on a gun, we made love with the radio on,” from TSA. I can just imagine Bonny Parker in that role. Broken Clock is straight up C & W twang. “I work hard to put the jewelry on her finger. I`m makin` payments on a car that she stills drives.” Confronts the problem of credit card debt.

Caveman is my favorite so far. Upbeat with nice harmonies and rippling banjo steamin` through. Danny sings it with a Texas twang. The theme that modern times are the same as caveman times is one that rings true for me. Pizza Box is on the ATO label which is Dave Matthews label. Danny lives in the Pacific Northwest now. Don`t know when he left Austin? Good honest American music. Pizza Box will get wings and fly! Download to ipod before it`s too late…

“Honey Don`t”-Ringo gets Hollywood Walk of Fame Starr!

February 9, 2010 by  
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Ringo Starr was the 2,401st celebrity added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Monday Evening. The ceremony was held outside the Capitol Records building, The Beatles` label here in the states. “It`s cool to get one at night,” said Starr. “I don`t know about you, but where I live, the stars come out at night.” (Yahoo! News)

George and John each have a star, but Paul has yet to receive one. Ringo certainly has had a sterling career though. Drumming for The Beatles is, of course, his number one claim to fame. His signature drum parts on Beatle songs are highly original. And he has appeared in countless films that tend to showcase his superb acting ability. My favorites are: The Magic Christian, Candy, Caveman and don`t forget, 200 Motels!

Ringo continues to drum and tour with Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band. His latest record is Y Not, which I deeply regret admitting, have yet to hear. My fave of his solo albums is the 1973 Ringo. He`s had some memorable solo hits also, like It Don`t Come Easy, Photograph, You`re Sixteen and the No No Song. He met his wife, actress Barbara Bach, on the set of Caveman (1980). Ringo was the first Geico Caveman, don`t you think?