Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Mark Atherlay's YTunes Shuffle Fave 5

MARK ATHERLAY is a voice over actor, most famous for his work on Mafia III, the Billboard Music Awards, American Hustle….he’s even done celebrity impersonations! These are the songs he brought to the show. If you'd like to hear WHY these are important to him, check out his episode here.

Karen really thought of herself as a drummer who could sing...according to her brother Richard. Also, Madonna recorded “Rain” on her 1992 Erotica album as a tribute to Karen Carpenter!

THE EAGLES “New Kid In Town”
They came up with this song right after the success of “Hotel California.” After their first #1 hit, they were “The New Kid In Town” when they moved to LA, then became REALLY successful and wrote “Life In THe Fast Lane,” and then wondered if all the time spent drinking was “Wasted Time.”
More interestingly, the band sued the American Eagle Foundation...you know, the charity dedicated to saving birds….because they used the domain name eagles.org AND the phone number 800-2EAGLES. The courts dismissed it.

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk”
Rufus’ family growing up is very close to Leonard Cohen and his family. Leonard’s daughter, Lorca gave birth to a little girl, who she had with Rufus...not as a surrogate, but a full-fledged parent along with Rufus and his partner John Weisbrodt.

J. GEILS BAND “I Will Carry You Home”
Peter Wolf is the lyricist of the band...he dropped out of high school and became a disc jockey on Boston’s WBCN...known as Woofah Goofah.


Named after his dad...Townes Van Zandt, he has struggled with drug addiction since the age of 12. He seems to be on the mend now, married with a daughter born in 2017. 

Find Mark on IMDB and Instagram to keep up with his latest works (or debate his song choices!)

Monday, February 10, 2020

Ron Kublin's YTunes Shuffle-Fave 5 Songs

Meet Ron Kublin. Producer, writer, world traveler and lover of music, like all of us! Here are the Fave 5 songs he brought to YTunes Shuffle.

The Band---”It Makes No Difference”
These three went on tour to sing back up with Bob Dylan and were quite often booed offstage because their fans thought Dylan sold out.

The Doors---”The Wasp (Texas Radio and The Big Beat)
They were the first band to have an album advertised on a Billboard. Elektra Records paid $1500 to promote their first album on Sunset Strip

Tennessee Ernie Ford--- “Sixteen Tons”
Tennessee was a First Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps in WWII and flew B-29 Superfortress flying missions over Japan. He was also a bombing instructor at George Air Force Base in Victorville, CA.

The Eagles--- "Desperado"
The Eagles were the first band to charge over $100 for arena shows. This was in 1994 for the "Hell Freezes Over" tour and when fans paid the ticket price, other bands like The Rolling Stones started charging over $100 too!

Fleetwood Mac---"Dreams"
This was their only #1 hit in the United States. When founder, Peter Green, left the group, he declared money to be evil and gave it all away and then worked as a grave digger. LSD is attributed to this erratic behavior.