1. Kevin Bacon is a great musician as well as a great actor. Check out The Bacon Brothers playing New Year’s Day at The Daily Music Break.

     
  2. Check out Burning Spear and other fine music at The Daily Music Break. (photo: nawlinWiki)

     

  3. Here is the first 20 or so listings from The Digital Dream Door’s collection of funny band names:

    • A Band Named Bob
    • A Box of Fish with Tartar Sauce
    • A Boy Named Gomer
    • A Cat Born In An Oven Isn’t A Cake
    • Above Average Weight Band
    • Abracadaver
    • Abstract Penis Brigade
    • Actual Size
    • Adickdid
    • Adios Pantalones
    • Admiral Poopy Pants and His Dancing Teeth
    • Adult Children of Heterosexuals
    • Adventures in Shrubbery
    • The Advil Monkey
    • Aerosol Methods
    • Afghanistan Banana Stand
    • Afraid Of Figs
    • Afrodiziac
    • Agnes Morehead
    • Aha, the Attack of the Green Slime Beast
    • The Al Roker Death Cult Wind Ensemble

     Sort of hard not to click through to the rest of the list.

     

  4. Steve Goodman

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    Steve Goodman wrote The City of New Orleans and many other great songs. Learn more about him and get links to his songs at The Daily Music Break, the site that highlights great music regardless of era or genre. 

     
  5. Please click here to see the index of music at The Daily Music Break as of today. Please check it out and suggest some great performers, bands or orchestras from the worlds of blues, jazz, country, rock, international, folk or any other forms of music. (Photo: Xinit)

     
  6. Check out Pinetop Perkins playing Pinetop’s Boogie and Down in Mississippi at The Daily Music Break. TDMB features great music regardless of genre and era. Please check out our index…so far. (Photo: c8mills)

     

  7. ramsey-lewishMerry Christmas. Click here to hear Ramsey Lewis play Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

     
  8. Above is Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Iván Fischer. Oszkár Ökrös plays the incredibly cool instrument at the beginning, which is a cimbalom. The performance, according to the YouTube notes, was on October 24, 2009.

    Liszt obviously was incredibly creative — except when it came to naming his pieces. Visit The Daily Music Break to see an embed of Adam Gyorgy playing Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

    Check out The Daily Music Break for an embed of Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and links to a couple of bios of Liszt.

     
     
  9. I am reading Railroads and the American People by H. Roger Grant, a professor at Clemson. Unlike many train books, it doesn’t deal with the big story of the people that built the railroads. Instead, Grant focuses on train travel and the trains themselves, which is what I want to read about. It also has nice photographs. I recommend it.

    There are an incredible amount of songs about trains. Here are ten (with a bonus from Mr. Ellington, above).

    Too good not to include: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad by the Rooftop Singers.