Showing posts with label Song. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Song. Show all posts

Friday, May 1, 2020

"We're All In This Together"

D.O.A.'s Joe Keithley takes action on COVID-19 pandemic 
by releasing benefit single "We're All in This Together"

Burnaby, BC CANADA - A punk legend / city councillor and local mayor have combined forces to create the seemingly impossible: a COVID-19 rock anthem.

Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley and Councillor Joe Keithley celebrate the spirit of our communities and our frontline workers with the release of "We're All in This Together," a passionate, upbeat song for our times.
"Joe wrote this great song, and I hope it energizes and fortifies people to stay strong," said Hurley. "It captures the community's grit and determination that we see all around us today, and calls on us to double down on our commitment to each other and beat COVID-19."
Keithley and Hurley performed the song - with appropriate physical distancing - for a video shot at Burnaby's Deer Lake Park. The song is both a salute to the resilience and perseverance of residents during the COVID-19 crisis and a rallying call:

"We're all in, this together We've got to brave, this stormy weather You can count on us, we're your neighbours We're all in, this together"

Councillor Keithley sings lead vocals and plays guitar for the arrangement, while Mayor Hurley, a lifelong guitar player, accompanies Keithley on bass and backup vocals.

"Writing this song was just a natural as I saw the growing effort by our fellow Canadians to keep as many folks as possible safe throughout the pandemic," said Keithley, who is also the front man for legendary punk band D.O.A. "It's my way of thanking and expressing my admiration for the nurses, doctors and all the front line workers. They are the best!"
Considered a 'godfather of Canadian punk,' Keithley founded D.O.A. in 1978. The band is known for its consistent thread of political activism and its diverse sound rooted in punk rock.
In 2018, Keithley took the band's slogan TALK-ACTION=0 to the next level when he was elected to Burnaby City Council. Hurley, a former fire fighter, was elected mayor in the same election and since then, the two musicians have performed together for a number of charitable events around town.

Ya Hey! D.O.A. - Forty years and going strong

Follow Joe on Instagram and Twitter, and the D.O.A. gang on Instagram and on Facebook

Saturday, February 15, 2020

"Get Happy" With Leigh Nash

Platinum selling artist Leigh Nash releases GET HAPPY, a brand new six-song EP featuring two never-released tracks, “Something Worth Leaving Behind” and “Get Happy,” as well as a newly re-recorded and remastered version of the Sixpence None the Richer track, “Kiss Me,” the song that brought Leigh to the forefront of female singers in the late 90s.

After seeing the Oscar-winning film JUDY, Leigh was struck by the similarities in her own trajectory as an artist with that of Judy Garland. The movie, and especially Renée Zellweger’s performance of “Get Happy,” resonated with her in many ways. “When you’re an artist, and you’re the most down, you still have to put on a smile for the crowd, for the people who paid to see you. I love the lyrics to the song and feel the words deeply.” She wrote “Something Worth Leaving Behind” after picking up her father’s guitar and thinking how great it was that it didn’t have to be plugged in to work. While her dad had passed 12 years earlier, his guitar was ‘something worth leaving behind.’ “I wanted to sing about what lasts, what is enduring, what is going to matter as you grow. The song is about keeping those things dear.” Other tracks on the EP include “God Gave Me Horses,” written with the award-winning songwriter Connie Harrington (Tricia Yearwood, Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice ), My Love, My Drug” and “Don’t Let me Die in Dallas,” a song about her father that was written with Tom Douglas (Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum). The project boasts production credits of Nash’s husband, Stephen Wilson, Jr. as well as Ben Shive’s (Colony House, Dave Barnes, The Gray Havens) twist on the 20th Anniversary version of the Sixpence None The Richer hit, “Kiss Me” 

While Leigh calls the experience of re-recording “Kiss Me,” the song that made her and her band globally famous, a “delightful friend to revisit,” this new release has made her fall in love with writing music all over again. “I am hopefully wiser, and my heart is more open, than five years ago. GET HAPPY is more representative of where I am right now. I am so thankful I still have the chance to record music…I am feeling pretty joyful about it!”

In support of GET HAPPY, available here:, Leigh will be playing select shows in March, with summer touring plans to be announced soon.  // @leighbirdnash (Instagram) 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

It's The Most "Sentimental" Time Of The Year

"Seven, That's The Time We Leave..."
Sandy Zacky & Mike Clifford
"Yes" it's the Holiday Season, thus sentiment is here, there and everywhere. So let us simply cover all the bases, right here, right now with Entertain Me's resident Diva Sandy with a "Y" not "E" Zacky and Teen Idol forever Mike Clifford.

It's been a spell since this dynamic duo joined forces, but joined them again they have. The result is pretty amazing. In a tribute to the late Doris Day, the team has tackled her signature song "Sentimental Journey."

Hey, what can one say, other than this song was destined to be sung by these two powerhouses. Oh, and it really resonates this most "Sentimental" time of the year.

Blah, blah, blah, etc...why prattle when you can listen, see and feel it. "Yes" the video for this wonderful confection is here for you to enjoy after the jump.

So, what are you waiting for?! Listen, and see it now...!

Mike on the WWW at:

Sandy on the WWW at: 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Turn Back Time...

It's that time of year again to get in formation and Fall Back, not to be confused with Hollaback.

Thus it's time to trot out that tired yet effective Cher meme that utilizes her hit single If I Could Turn Back Time. While I know the meaning of the song has nothing to do with literal time change, I wonder if Cher had an inkling she would become the meme poster child for Falling Back?

Personally I don't see how she couldn't have had some sort of an notion. It's such an obvious get.

Moving on, remember to set your clocks back one hour tonight. That means you get an extra sixty minutes added to your day tomorrow...Yay!

Cher on IG -

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and "Trouble"

Here's "Trouble"

"Thank you for your support could not have done it without you.

I'm so grateful!!!
Now,  Lets get into some Trouble!! 😉" - Luv Always


In case you didn't guess the artist known as Vassy has a new single out, Trouble. This is what I bequeath to you on Spooky Sunday with a mere 18 days left until Halloween! Thus, doesn't a song called Trouble seem more fitting than perhaps one titled Treble?

Yeah, I thought get Sassy with Vassy by hitting the video to her latest below.

To quote Miranda Priestly "That's All" 

Vassy on IG -

Friday, September 20, 2019

"Uncivil War"

The Gang's All Here

BBMAK premiere their brand new lyric video for "Uncivil War" on Perez Hilton today: and  : 

The single will be available on all streaming formats Friday, September 20:

Here's what the band has to say about it: 

This song is a great epic love song and a heartfelt ballad. It's about reconciling with someone you love and having the courage to start all over again; putting the past behind and moving forward in a much more positive way. We love the string arrangement in this song as it takes the track to a whole new level. 

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Monday Motivation

"Hi There"
Peter Gabriel
"The place where I come from is a small town, They think so small, They use small words" Big Time, Peter Gabriel

Lately Imagination has been on my mind. Why you may ask? Well since I have been laid up post bunion surgery I have a lot of down time (can't wait until that is over) thus I have been doing more writing.

"Yes" I am writing things hither and yawn, meaning today's Monday Motivation is Imagination. Imagination is something you use to create anything pretty much. Yep Imagination, it's not just for writing. It can be something you use to get you through a day at the office, it can be used to solve problems and it can propel you into alternative universes.

While there are many fanciful things I can think of to illustrate this I chose the video for the song Big Time off of Peter Gabriel's great album So. It came out in 1986, I was two years out of High School (insert old guy comment here,) the visuals in the video are so cool and full of Imagination that even if you didn't like the song you stayed for the visuals.

Not to mention I had a crush on Gabriel back when I used to find musicians hot (still do on occasion, but from a distance) I actually even dated one at a point and juncture, but I'm saving that for the book

So let's get this Monday Motivation started Big Time! Check out the video after the jump - 👀

Monday, July 29, 2019

Monday Motivation

Call Me, Maybe
Carly Rae Jepsen
See Carly Rae Jepsen on stage in Atlanta, GA. Hear Carly sing during her "Dedicated" tour. Get so high you touch the sky

Looking at this photo of Carly on her current tour (mentioned above) inspired me to throw out this bit of Monday Motivation wisdom. Today is the first day for you try new things. Why you may ask am I making Carly Rae Jepsen the poster child for this? Glad you asked...

Once upon a time in Hollywood I was asked if I would like to attend her show at the Fonda (comped of course) - While being only familiar with her song Call Me Maybe, I hesitated then thought "Why the F#ck not? it's free" 

Thus I came, I went, I heard and I saw. Guess what??? I was blown away! "Yes" CRJ is a great live performer and I would never have known that had I not gone because of a song, that was not something I hated, but definitely not my thing. 

What's on your agenda to try that you haven't before today? Start small and work your way up to something grand.

Get out there and go for it, now!

CRJ on IG -  

Friday, April 27, 2018


Donna Summer
Last night's Giorgio Moroder Birthday Concert in Los Angeles, got me thinking about one of the dance music pioneers most prolific collaborators, the late great Donna Summer.

This is a "you had to be there" moment to understand what an impact these two made in the dance world. Let me put it this way, while I have never been a huge fan of dance music these two took it to a whole other dimension, it was, and still is real and spectacular!

So I thought to myself, self why don't we celebrate this Friday April 27, 2018 with one of their unions, the monster hit song from the movie Thank God It's Friday, a little ditty you may have heard of called Last Dance

I'm gifting you with it, right here, right now.


Donna on the WWW at:  

Friday, March 30, 2018

Look Up On The Stage! It's A...

Let Them Eat...
Jared Leto
OK, I get that this is Jared Leto performing with 30 Seconds to Mars at the 02 Arena in London

What I don't get is WTF?! is he wearing and why?

Looking at it I see many different things, sun, palm trees...weed. All of which seem perfectly viable answers. If I knew what song he was singing so I could know the lyrics, I bet this odd looking attempt at an afghan would start making sense.

If anybody out there can identify this please let me know.

Jared wears whatever it is well. He could make a potato sack sexy.

Moving on, T.G.I.F!

Jared on Instagram:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mike Clifford "The Christmas Song"

Santa's On His Way!
Mike Clifford
"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose..." - The Christmas Song

You've heard it all before, and it's been done many times, many ways, most notably by the late Nat King Cole. Well here it comes again, another rendition of the classic and timeless tune, with a modern twist sung by none other than Mike Clifford of "Close to Cathy" and "What a Wonderful World" fame.

Yes Virginia, Mike Clifford is bringing you his unique take on "The Christmas Song."

Mike is here with ten wishes for humanity, himself and the world this Holiday Season. Are you ready, here comes Santa Mike!

1) Everyone has enough food & shelter

2) All animals in shelters are adopted 

3) Peaceful solutions to world conflict

4) New breakthroughs in medical research

5) I make the charts again
Mike Clifford & Robert Forrester
6) Every child has at least one Christmas present

7) Celebrations are held with no violence

8) Everyone likes my new Christmas video

9) Frontier Airlines improves it's on time record

10) Everyone gets to have brunch at least once at the fabulous Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO

Enjoy the video after the jump!

Santa Mike is on his way! at:

Friday, December 4, 2015

Tis' The Season To Stay "White" With Sandy Zacky

"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas / Just like the ones I used to know / Where the treetops glisten and children listen / To hear sleigh bells in the snow" - White Christmas 

Everyone has a Christmas tradition. Hollywood has it's Christmas Parade, Rockefeller Center lights it's tree and The Grinch tries to steal it every year and never succeeds, give up green guy!

Here at Entertain Me every Holiday Season we trot out Sandy with a "Y" not "E" Zacky and her take on the the classic chestnut, minus the open fire, White Christmas.

Written by Irving Berlin and immortalized by Bing Crosby in the classic movie of the same name. This is song never grows old, really it doesn't.

So stay white with Sandy Zacky - 'tis the season!

Listen, after the jump

                                                              White Christmas
                                                                 Sandy Zacky 

Celebrate The Holidays With Sandy at:

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hey Madonna: Pablo Picasso Was Never Called...

Look, It's a Picasso!
No Bitch It's Madonna!
"Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole" - Burning Sensation

Recently I was reading that Madonna compared herself to Pablo Picasso. Of course the first thing that popped into my head was the song Pablo Picasso by Burning Sensation. It was featured in the cult 1984 film Repo Man starring Emilio Estevez. It's one of my favorite movies of that decade.

While Pablo Picasso most likely was never called an asshole, I am sure Madonna has been called one. So why the comparison?

As her Madgesty put it:  "I like to compare myself to other kinds of artists like Picasso. He kept painting and painting until the day he died. Why? Because I guess he felt inspired to do so. Life inspired him, so he had to keep expressing himself, and that's how I feel."

Now the comparison makes sense!

"Express Yourself" with Madonna on Instgram

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Kerry Washington "Don't Cry For Me Lena Dunham"

Two Wild & Crazy Women: Lena Dunham & Kerry Washington
This is a follow-up to the fact that Girls star Lena Dunham landed her dream job as a guest star on the hit show Scandal.
"I started to cry when I saw the actual OPA set," she says.

Oh girl, please don't cry. Do I need to send you a floral arrangement? Kidding my dear, I love it when celebrities let their geek flag fly! It is so endearing.

So here is the 411 on Lena's episode. She plays a woman whose name is Kinky Sue, the name is so catchy there should be a song sung by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga called The Ballad of Kinky Sue.

What's the title of the episode? Well it certainly isn't called Where's The Black Lady, no, it's called It's Good To Be Kink.

Cheers to you Kinky Sue!

A Scandal is always a happening:     

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Macklemore Gets Trashy With Oscar The Grouch

Let's Get Trashy: Macklemore & Oscar The Grouch
Macklemore dropped the phrase "F@#king awesome" replaced it with "Gross and awesome" and found himself some Sesame Street cred with his hit song Thrift Shop.
The rapper joined forces with Oscar the Grouch and created an all audiences version of it, but instead of searching for vintage clothing, they comb trash cans for the grossest, yuck ball garbage they can find!
One man's trash is another grouches outfit - looks like Macklemore found his way to Sesame Street, and may return for a visit since his fiancee Tricia Davis is expecting their first viewer soon.
Have some trashy fun below...!
                                                                  "Thrift Shop"

Get :"Gross & Awesome" with Macklemore at:
Sesame Street at: 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Taylor Swift - Blah, Blah, Blah

I Have Two Left Feet, But I Am Having Fun, So, Shake It Off!
With her forthcoming album 1989, inspired by the sounds of “late ’80s pop,” that will debut on October 27

Taylor Swift has released her first single and video from it called Shake It Off, which for reasons of pure publicity and entertainment fodder has sparked some sort of debate about whether Ms. Swift going all 80's on us is appropriate, or not.

Thus I will chime in on this important world issue. This song, a send up of public perception of who she is contains lyrics that are pure Swift. As for the sound? I could name a few songs it reminds me of, but what the F@ck?! Madonna has made a career out of this sort of thing.

Personally I L-O-V-E that Ms. Swift gets down and references one of my favorite films, Black Swan in her Natalie Portman ballet dress, and acknowledges she has two left feet by showing that everyone else around her is a way better dancer than she is.

Sure we all will be over this song in a week or two, it's going to be a huge hit and in your face everywhere you turn. But in the meantime it's the middle of the week have some fun and Shake It Off ...
Happy Hump Day! 

                                                                 "Shake It Off"

Go Retro With Taylor:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Celebrating 50 Years Of "Close To Cathy": Mike Clifford

Vintage Mike Clifford Photo

Former Teen Idol and "Entertain Me" staple Mike Clifford is celebrating - today July 25th 2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of his signature hit "Close To Cathy".

Mike "I'm Not Dead Yet" Clifford has a few things to say about CTC's 50th...

MC: It feels like 10 years since I recorded it

MS: Did you think the song would be this enduring?

MC: Never. I was hoping it would last 15 days on the charts, but it actually lasted 12 weeks in the top 100. It's just amazing - I'm still identified with it and I have so many memories associated with it, along with so much wonderful feedback, it's just amazing!

MS: What do you want your legacy to be?

MC: Everyone is given some kind of talent whatever it may be. Mine was singing and other things shot off of that with the acting and the dancing. I just tried to make the most of what I had at the time, and constantly improve myself to be the best I could always be...I worked hard to make the most of what little talent I had. (laughs) My legacy is for people to remember, whatever I did, I always tried 100% ! The proof is in the pudding, if you are still listening to my music, not just "Close To Cathy" 50 years later...

MS: Cool!

Check out Mike in a more recent performance of his signature hit "Close To Cathy"

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