Black Keys, Preservation Hall and Dr. John blast us into the weekend

The boys from Akron, the Black Keys, had a great night at the Grammys last week, winning awards for best rock song and best rock performance for their single “Lonely Boy” and best rock album for ‘El Camino”.

They also provided what was clearly the best performance of the night, although it surely didn’t hurt that they were teamed up with the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with the great Dr. John on keyboards. Their performance of “Lonely Boy” tore the place up, waking up a show badly in need of a shot of adrenalin.

It’s a good way to send us into the weekend ….


The Black Keys – Lonely Boy – Grammys 2013 by IdolxMuzic

– Jay Bookman

431 comments Add your comment

josef

February 15th, 2013
5:12 pm

IMAM

Whoops, what’s with the ad? Hmmmm… :-)

Mick

February 15th, 2013
5:12 pm

OK…finally a black keys that works…simple…pounding…sometimes less really is more….here’s something we ALL should do instinctively-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyGiGXSeJ_s

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 15th, 2013
5:17 pm

That’s Grammy material?

Katy Perry is hawt.

Too bad the camera shot was only a millisecond or two.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

February 15th, 2013
5:22 pm

Can’t stick around…the family is throwing me a “surprise birthday party tonight. Yep! 66 and…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksa4VjKE3RY

Have a great evening!

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2013
5:22 pm

getalife

February 15th, 2013
5:25 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 15th, 2013
5:26 pm

Happy birthday, Corbin!

Mick

February 15th, 2013
5:27 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 15th, 2013
5:28 pm

josef

February 15th, 2013
5:29 pm

Corbin

Happy birthday, y’old fart!

JamVet

February 15th, 2013
5:31 pm

Matti

February 15th, 2013
5:34 pm

Happy Birthday, C-Sharpe!

What’s up with the ad? I like the Black Keys, but dang, they never pass up a.single.penny. True capitalists.

My favorite Dr. John (complete with eye candy for the other bitzches): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmEhPny7UPY

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 15th, 2013
5:38 pm

Well, thanks, Kamchak. I saw the real painting Starry Night down at the High Museum a few years ago. I went with a nephew that was in colledge and had to go see it and write a report on it. The cops had took his drivers liscence so he asked me to take him. The colors of that thing are so much brighter than what shows on a computer screen or in a book.

Here’s another one of my favorites from Don Mclean. Not many know that he was the singing “young boy” that was wrote about in “Killing Me Softly with His Song.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNidllCtHZc

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

February 15th, 2013
5:40 pm

Happy Birthday, there “Corbin”. Enjoy your night.

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2013
5:40 pm

Georgia on my mind...

February 15th, 2013
5:44 pm

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

February 15th, 2013
5:46 pm

Black Keys did nothing for me. Rip-off specialists.

Here is Lonely Boy:

http://youtu.be/KcfRzW8Zrsk

And here is El Camino:

http://youtu.be/S5yt0gXLkh0

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 15th, 2013
5:48 pm

Not many know that he was the singing “young boy” that was wrote about in “Killing Me Softly with His Song.”

Interesting.

I had always believed she was talking about Gil Scott-Heron.

indigo

February 15th, 2013
5:50 pm

josef

February 15th, 2013
5:51 pm

HEATHEN

I’m pretty much with you on the Black Keys…

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 15th, 2013
5:56 pm

Another hit song associated with McLean (though never recorded by him) is “Killing Me Softly with His Song”, which was written about McLean after Lori Lieberman, also a singer/songwriter, saw him singing his composition “Empty Chairs” in concert.[14] Afterwards, Lieberman wrote a poem about the experience and shared it with Norman Gimbel, who had long been searching for a way to use a phrase he had copied from a novel badly translated from Spanish to English, “killing me softly with his blues”.[15] Gimbel and Charles Fox reworked the poem and the phrase into the song “Killing Me Softly with His Song”,[16] recorded by Roberta Flack (and later covered by The Fugees).

JamVet

February 15th, 2013
5:58 pm

But love between the ugly
Is the most beautiful love of all

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HSx0HWNILI

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 15th, 2013
5:59 pm

Thanks, RC.

I stand sit corrected.

Brosephus™

February 15th, 2013
6:02 pm

Damn!!!! RC’s dropping knowledge on the musical front.

Respect mon!

Mick

February 15th, 2013
6:13 pm

Progressive Humanist

February 15th, 2013
6:23 pm

If you ever get a chance to see the Black Keys live, do so. I saw them at the Austin City Limits festival last fall. Never has a two-piece put out such gritty, powerful noise.

Mick

February 15th, 2013
6:25 pm

Meteorite strike or somethin?

I dunno…rush sometimes indulgent… pure rock-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJprEyXMrIk

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

February 15th, 2013
6:32 pm

Meteorite strike or somethin?

http://youtu.be/VuPtOtGF4TY

Mick

February 15th, 2013
6:33 pm

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2013
6:38 pm

Like an asteroid, it’s better to burn out than fade away:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncjcjpQzceQ

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2013
6:42 pm

A post Valentine’s Day ballad to all the haters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxDcWvZCSRg

j/k

Mick

February 15th, 2013
6:43 pm

Suppose that meteorite lets loose some not so nice fungus…among us-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwyg2YpxdrE

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2013
6:46 pm

“Never has a two-piece put out such gritty, powerful noise.”

This duo may come close, imo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkhz8kYo8Ug

JamVet

February 15th, 2013
6:52 pm

Hey gang!

You guys been rockin’ while I’ve been on the phone with Florida, California and Nebraska.

For me, there is no question that Def Leppard was the first, the best and the only band in that genre really worth listening to. (Sorry getalife and other head bangers!) I was just damn impressed with their musical talent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SluRyO4EA4

josef

February 15th, 2013
6:56 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 15th, 2013
6:57 pm

josef

February 15th, 2013
7:05 pm

Somehow, I got trapped in a time warp to a simpler time and space tonight… :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWN65nAkk20

Tom Middleton

February 15th, 2013
7:06 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 15th, 2013
7:07 pm

OK, that sucked.

Some bands just don’t do acoustic well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXKaJUPljmE

“I’ll be you number one with a bullet
A loaded god complex, c*ck it and pull it.”

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2013
7:10 pm

josef

February 15th, 2013
7:10 pm

ZamVet

For you and matti from last p.m. from the simpler time. Just remember when you’ve loved and lost, well “s/he who laughs last…”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWvOM8sn3Bs

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

February 15th, 2013
7:18 pm

Jay covered Kanye yet? That guys last album was awesome. “All of the Lights”, “Dark Fantasy”

I mean, that stuff is good. But still haven’t even heard the whole Blunderbuss CD and Jack White is a favorite.

Has Jay covered Jack White?

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

February 15th, 2013
7:19 pm

I liked the Black Keys on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations show. That was an interesting verbal exchange.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

February 15th, 2013
7:20 pm

See Dave Grohl on Colbert last night. That dude has gone way beyond where he left off with Nirvana.

josef

February 15th, 2013
7:20 pm

TOM

THANKS! That Professor Longhair is the real deal

AND

Coming in at 710, the t*rd in the punchbowl, but at least done with music… :-)

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

February 15th, 2013
7:22 pm

Four Dead in Benghazi?

Really?

LOL. The American people decide what is a story and what is not, not a news network. Go spray your Fox News idiocy somewhere else.

JamVet

February 15th, 2013
7:37 pm

jonix, and even in Chicken Village Kansas, I thought I was SO badass for listening to the Beau Brummels!

Loved that Rush, Mick! They were a rush.

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2013
7:37 pm

Finn, you could at least post a song with your complaints.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYI44RaoObw

JamVet

February 15th, 2013
7:39 pm

Del is in the Friday night bottle.

Hate is not the answer, Del. (Certainly not 24/7.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE3JBYPVlq8

josef

February 15th, 2013
7:42 pm

ZamVet

Same here down in the backwoods of Mississippi… “WLLLLLLLS, in Chicago!” :-)

Mick

February 15th, 2013
7:44 pm

recon

That parody songs was well crafted musically but the lyrics were stoopid…here’s one for you-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGGphnDMVDI

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2013
7:46 pm

betty,

Good one, it tells the story. Did you capture some of Jay’s own in that video?

JamVet

February 15th, 2013
7:47 pm

There is something mildly interesting about the minimalist approach to rock like that done by the White Stripes.

This was the most interesting if not completely depressing minimalist that I ever heard.

What an incredible/tortured talent…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2JjJPDz3EE

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2013
7:48 pm

betty, I think Jamvet opened that video.

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2013
7:51 pm

mick, your life story.

JamVet

February 15th, 2013
7:52 pm

I was doing some significant “exploration” when I discovered Nick Drake, and I couldn’t figure out if I was more amazed by his music or how I missed it in the day.

Regardless, hist Pink Moon album left a later in life mark on my consciousness…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IUqN9ozmhw

JamVet

February 15th, 2013
7:58 pm

I’m sure fluff parodies have their place, but I’m more of a dedicated music listener. And Jay’s FNM is the PERFECT avenue to share them.

I was simply fortunate to be born at the perfect time and place to dig modern day Tchaikovskys and Beethovens…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5T5lqxQVwg

Mick

February 15th, 2013
7:59 pm

recon

You see, that’s the problem with your attytude, you know nothing of me as I of you…you want to dish it out but can’t take it…who gives a flying…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ4EmA5X-PQ

Recon 0311 2533

February 15th, 2013
7:59 pm

Enough for the ha, ha’s. Y’all have a great evening. out

Simplythetruth

February 15th, 2013
8:02 pm

“Baby I’m howlin for you.”.. Jessie Jackson Jr.’s last words before jail time begins. See, Jay, libs suck too, especially when they have such a wonderful role model, like Jessie Sr.

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2013
8:03 pm

Del: I find it ludicrous that you would compare the killing of innocent students at Kent State University by our own National Guard troops with the killing of our ambassador core by lawless “insurgents” that we funded in an adventurist takeover of a sovereign state (Libya) that has never done a single thing against this country. Really, Del. That’s a new low for even you. Give it up, OK?

Mick

February 15th, 2013
8:06 pm

recon

Why the retreat? Thought you were just getting warmed up?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKMNt4iHMB0

JamVet

February 15th, 2013
8:08 pm

I guess the greatest sadness for the right wing turd in the bowlers here is that they have never loved the human sacrament called music.

And if it hasn’t by now, that hole in their souls can never be filled…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW3QuLxpqeo

Soothsayer

February 15th, 2013
8:09 pm

Mick

February 15th, 2013
8:12 pm

Gonna watch this for awhile..I’ll be back-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDDkCiUhHCc

JamVet

February 15th, 2013
8:21 pm

Who doesn’t love a dobro and slide guitar?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3GBT1bGIV4

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 15th, 2013
8:23 pm

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2013
8:24 pm

Recon, they can dish it out, but can’t take it. lol

Gun fanatics, Mick?

Yeah, they are all over the ATL and Miami.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my6bfA14vMQ

St Simons - he-ne-ha

February 15th, 2013
8:30 pm

these indigenous island locals do raw acoustic pretty good, but i think
the guitar player better keep his day job.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVoqpnsDybk

josef

February 15th, 2013
8:31 pm

MICK

Is it a bird…is it a plane…noooo It’s the Wa-do Warrior :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUVKh9RqW-U

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2013
8:33 pm

Jam, 8:21

Nice, I still got it turnt up.

Video is good too. I like the mix of old and new.

Thanks.

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2013
8:38 pm

St Simons,

Winehouse for island chilling?

I’m laid up here in an island state of mind…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3W6yf6c-FA

St Simons - he-ne-ha

February 15th, 2013
8:46 pm

whoa betty, you got a lotta energy today mon, slowwwww dowwwwn

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2013
8:50 pm

josef

February 15th, 2013
9:00 pm

moonbat

well, pull me kicking and screaming a couple of decades ahead… :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDLiVwpv89s

He-ne-ha

That’s not half bad from the Island savages…

moonbat betty

February 15th, 2013
9:06 pm

josef

February 15th, 2013
9:17 pm

moonbat

yeah, but too much jumping around can make you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUHoUSXwVBY

Mick

February 15th, 2013
9:26 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 15th, 2013
9:35 pm

josef

February 15th, 2013
9:37 pm

MICK

:-)

It’s a long story, but I’m giving some serious thought to “retirement” from what I’m doing now and going “back home” and doing some teaching again in high school…there’s a lot of the Kotter left in these old bones…

josef

February 15th, 2013
9:45 pm

Okay, it’s a work week-end so I’m going to have to catch up on all the good music later…thanks for the break and good tunes…

JamVet

February 15th, 2013
9:46 pm

Mick

February 15th, 2013
9:47 pm

josef

I’ve heard some teachers say that the profession is the magical fountain of youth?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D4YYI8G5EM

Mick

February 15th, 2013
9:55 pm

jamvet

Thought this was a monkees song the first I heard it-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIWY8UyW9bw

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 15th, 2013
10:06 pm

JamVet

February 15th, 2013
10:16 pm

Yeah, Mick I loved that one too.

The music then just made up happy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi0CqIeLjkQ

Mick

February 15th, 2013
10:21 pm

jamvet

Yes…an explosion of youthful music makers…its tougher today, hip hop not my cup of tea-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08-94b94wMg

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

February 15th, 2013
10:33 pm

Washington Post Editorial: “The best choice for pope? A nun.”

Sure ………. and maybe next time Jesus comes it will be as a woman ! Ooops ………. the Bible says He is coming back again to reign forever and ever as KING ……….. not Queen.

Oh, well.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-best-choice-for-pope-a-nun/2013/02/15/83c8be2e-76c6-11e2-95e4-6148e45d7adb_story.html

JamVet

February 15th, 2013
10:35 pm

But at least he’s doing Zeppelin! So how bad can it be?! And a decent audio cover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqFJJmfWNsg

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

February 15th, 2013
10:36 pm

Authorities: “Ex-cop Dorner died from gunshot to head”

Looks like old Django did himself in after all.

By the way, the “d” in died is silent.

td

February 15th, 2013
10:41 pm

“Group of Second Amendment-Supporting Gun Makers Now Refusing to Sell Arms to Law Enforcement in New York (And Other Gun-Restricting States)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Olympic Arms is a staunch believer in and defender of the Constitution of the United States, and with special attention paid to the Bill of Rights that succinctly enumerates the security of our Divinely given Rights. One of those Rights is that to Keep and Bear Arms.

Legislation recently passed in the State of New York outlaws the AR15 and many other firearms, and will make it illegal for the good and free citizens of New York to own a large selection of legal and safe firearms and magazines. We feel as though the passage of this legislation exceeds the authority granted to the government of New York by its citizens, and violates the Constitution of the United States, ignoring such SCOTUS rulings as District of Columbia v. Heller – 554, U.S. 570 of 2008, McDonald v. Chicago – 561 U.S. 3025 of 2010, and specifically the case of United States v. Miller – 307 U.S. 174 of 1939.

Due (to) the passing of this legislation, Olympic Arms would like to announce that the State of New York, any Law Enforcement Departments, Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders within the State of New York, or any New York State government entity or employee of such an entity – will no longer be served as customers.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/15/group-of-second-amendment-supporting-gun-makers-now-refusing-to-sell-arms-to-law-enforcement-in-new-york-and-other-gun-restricting-states/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=Share%20Buttons

Mick

February 15th, 2013
10:43 pm

jamvet

No, I thought kid rock nailed it, incredible vocals!

0311

Remember this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV-7D4io1Rs

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

February 15th, 2013
10:45 pm

“Officials: Dorner died of single gunshot to head”

I guess that semi-automatic weapon wasn’t of much use when he ended it all.

Only one shot.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

February 15th, 2013
10:46 pm

Mick:

Oh yes ………………. disgraced !

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

February 15th, 2013
10:51 pm

Bumper Sticker:

“A Militia of One”

Mick

February 15th, 2013
10:55 pm

He was innocent of the charges…it happens all the time. They can take everything you’ve got but they can never take your dignity if you’re true…

JamVet

February 15th, 2013
11:03 pm

Mick, yes!

TV back then was a goof! But we were all kids.

The fumblerooskie!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIRgXCB_sQE

JamVet

February 15th, 2013
11:11 pm

Scout, whatever happened to that well regulated militia?

This one appears very raggedy…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKPVW_yQncY

moonbat betty

February 16th, 2013
12:09 am

moonbat betty

February 16th, 2013
12:22 am