Archive for December, 2010


Remembering With Love – Teena Marie (1956-2010)

Soulful R&B songstress Teena Marie has died, as reported on December 26.  She was discovered unresponsive in her house by Alia Rose, her daughter, and had apparently died of natural causes.   The Los Angeles coroner said that her body showed no signs of trauma and no illegal drugs were found in the Pasadena home […]

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LOVELY WEATHER FOR A SLEIGH RIDE

Eclectic Rhythms Band presents “Sleigh Ride”. Merry Christmas! Dean

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New Video Posted For My Song “Christmas Lights”

For those people who have a copy of the CD “An Eclectic Christmas Album”, here is one of five tracks that didn’t make the list. Recorded in 1999, “Christmas Lights” is another solo effort recorded on a Boss BR-8 digital workstation in my garage. I sang scratch vocals and then put the project away, where […]

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Kurtis Blow On the House Top

Just getting in the mood with some old-school “Christmas Rappin’” From 1980.  I’m rockin’ round the tree in steree-ereo! Peace & Power for the holidays, Dean

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New Video Posted For My Song “White Christmas Blues”

My songwriting partner put this video up on you tube recently.  We were in a hurry to show off the song this Christmas time.  It’s low-resolution and will probably be replaced with a higher quality version. This demo was written and recorded by yours truly in 1999 and intended for release on the limited edition […]

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HAL DAVID STEPS DOWN AS CHAIRMAN OF SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

Today in New York City, Hal David, the legendary lyricist and songwriting partner with Burt Bacharach, announced his resignation as Chairman of  the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  If his name doesn’t ring a bell, his catalog of songs contains at least a couple that you should recognize.  Among the many are “Do You Know the […]

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Rudolph (You Don’t Have To Put On the Red Light)

Somebody who knows I like The Police sent this to me. I thought you might get a kick out of it, too. Dean

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Cruel To Be Kind – Live From Daryl’s House

I just love this stuff from my day! If you appreciate the classic style like I do, let me know! Drop some comments!

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REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR … ALWAYS!

Today we commemorate a day that will live in infamy. Those are some of the historic words spoken by FDR after the infamous and devastating attack on our naval base 69 years ago! At 6:05 in the morning on Sunday, December 7, 1941, our navy men were awakened to a sneak attack by midget submarines […]

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Getting Ready For Christmas Day With Paul Simon

I have been on the lookout for cool Christmas tunes lately, and Paul Simon has a new one. It’ll be put on a new album due out in March of next year, but it only makes sense if you play it during the holiday season! It is starting to make the rounds, but you can […]

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