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The BL RAG is dedicated to the idea of free expression, thus we welcome and encourage reader  commentary on current events and issues, music, sports, or other topics of interest, no matter what one's political leanings or worldview.

  

Site Management:

Front Page Section Editors: Machiavelli, Skinnydipinacid, and Redbeard

Miscellanea Editor: Zoy Clem

Poetry Editor: Lenny

Music Editors: see schedule below

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Site Editors: Skinnydipinacid and Zoy Clem

Maintenance Man: Master Admin Dude

 

Alumni:
Eric Olsen, Fornax, GrayRider, Winston, Jimmmco, and WesMorgan1

 

KRAG Music Section Schedule:

Sunday - Jgeagle5

Monday - Rhythm & Truth

Tuesday - Machiavelli

Wednesday - GrayRider

Thursday - Skinny

Friday - Fornax

Saturday - Zoy Clem

On-call - Schwabman

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Saturday
Jul122014

Closing the Show

Well, I was planning to run a few songs today, but this little number by the Beatles probably says farewell best. Thank you again for visiting the BL Rag. This is Hello, Goodbye:

 

Saturday
Jul052014

Still Life of the Day

We're going to wrap up the morning with Oingo Boingo performing a live version of Violent Love against an unchanging backdrop. This song is also my pick of the day:

 

Saturday
Jul052014

Out There

Before we listen to our next Oingo Boingo tune, let's first have a look at this odd prelude, which features a film written by Danny Elfman's brother,  Richard,  and the musical score composed by Danny...

...and now on to the song itself, titled Forbidden Zone:

 

Saturday
Jul052014

A Day with the Mystic Knights

While they were active, Oingo Boingo was one of my favorite local bands. They became world famous with tunes like Weird Science, but we are going to skip their bigger hits today and listen instead to three of their lesser-known musical numbers,  starting up the morning with this little gem, titled Cinderella Undercover:  

 

Saturday
Jun282014

Unappreciated

Our last song this morning from Annie Clark is the only one that showcases her guitar work as well as her singing, and is a rather emotional piece despite her deadpan expressions. It is also my pick of the day. The song is titled Cruel:

 

Saturday
Jun282014

The Angel of St. Vincent

Annie Clark  is an accomplished musician and composer as well as a singer.  She is also very quirky. In this video, she masquerades as a sort of Angel of Death on a dirt road, meeting those about to depart the living realm. The song is titled Marrow:

 

Saturday
Jun282014

A Day with Annie

I posted a tune by Annie Clark, aka St Vincent, a few weeks back, and decided I'd highlight a few more of her songs this weekend,  so I am going to start the morning with this piece,  titled Actor Out of Work:

 

Saturday
Jun212014

Take Me Out To The Ballgame...Part VIII

Our next song was the entrance music for one of the best closers in the game Mariano Riveria. Whenever the Yankees had a lead and he was called in, the opponents bats went to sleep. Our final entry of the day is from Metallica.. Enter Sandman. Have a great weekend everyone! Go USA...beat Portugal.

Saturday
Jun212014

Take Me Out To The Ballgame...Part VII

It's the top of the ninth and the home team has a lead. Time for the closer. What song doesn't get the crowd revved up like Hells Bells. Here's AC\DC

Saturday
Jun212014

Take Me Out To The Ballgame...Part VI

Of course, what 7th inning stretch isn't complete without a rousine rendition of Take Me Out To The Ballgame. For all you Cubs fans out there, here's the late Harry Carey.

Saturday
Jun212014

Take Me Out To The Ballgame...Part V

Okay fans. It's the 7th inning stretch. For those of you who haven't seen a baseball bat turned into a violin , you have now. &From the National Symphony Orchestra, here's violinist Glenn Donnellan - God Bless America.

Saturday
Jun212014

Take Me Out To The Ballgame...Part IV

Here's a pretty cool song with some really nice video from some of baseball's greats. Here's Terry Cashman - Talking Baseball.

Saturday
Jun212014

Take Me Out To The Ballgame...Part III

What player currently on the bench is itching to see some action on the field. Here's John Fogerty...Centerfield. 

Saturday
Jun212014

Take Me Out To The Ballgame...Part II

Ah yes, what former athlete way past his prime hasn't harkend back for his Glory Days. Here's Bruce Springsteen. 

Saturday
Jun212014

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Happy Saturday BLRag music fans! Schwabman here filling in for Zoyclem who's fortressed himself inside all weekend watching 48 hours of the World Cup on Telemundo. While I'll be sure to have my but tattooed to the coach for USA vs Portugal, today's music is inspired by the only other major sport active at this time (sorry ladies, the WNBA doesn't count). I'm talking about baseball. Today's music is inspired by songs about baseball or songs you'd hear at a game.Lets's get the day started like you would and any game. Please rise, remove your caps and welcome Mr James Marshall Hendrix - with The Star Spangled Banner:

Saturday
Jun142014

Lucky Sounds

We are going to wrap up the morning with my pick of the day from Lene Lovich, titled Lucky Number:

 

Saturday
Jun142014

Not on the Karaoke Listing

Singer Su Tissue added a distinctive vocal flavor to this tune, Janitor, which was performed by the Surburban Lawns:

 

Saturday
Jun142014

Weird Sounds

I am going to take a short break from the indies this week, and highlight a couple songs from the 1980s and one from the last decade, the only thing in common they share being odd vocalizations or weird music riffs. We'll start off with the newest tune in the bunch--this one from 2006--titled Fuel on Fire. The song is performed by The Old Haunts:

 

Tuesday
Jun102014

Tuesday Music - Sweet Images

Chant - Sweet Images 1999

Tuesday
Jun102014

Tuesday Music - Moon River

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners 1964