Archive for the 'music' Category

Music of the (Brief) Night [OT]

Cidu Bill on Aug 21st 2017

I’m surprised I haven’t seen any Eclipse Playlist.  I can’t think of anything other than the very obvious “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Sounds of Silence” (and then “Here Comes the Sun” when it’s over) — but of course my brain doesn’t really function this early.

Filed in Bill Bickel, eclipse, music | 26 responses so far

Way Off-Topic Largely-Rhetorical Question

Cidu Bill on Feb 17th 2016

Has any album ever been improved by the deletion of a single track as much as Simon and Garfunkel’s Bookends is improved by the deletion of “Old People Talking Meaninglessly For No Apparent Reason”?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Simon and Garfunkel, music | 48 responses so far

Muppet Christ Superstar

Cidu Bill on Feb 11th 2016


Filed in Bill Bickel, Jesus Christ Superstar, Muppets, humor, music | 15 responses so far

Dvořák’s Latest Video

Cidu Bill on Apr 24th 2014

(If you don’t see the video, click here)

I’m trying to decide whether I like or hate the concept. It’s certainly going to color how I listen to this symphony in the future (as many videos do).

The rationale behind the video is here.

Filed in Dvořák, YouTube, music | 44 responses so far

1981 Called, with a familiar ringtone…

Cidu Bill on Nov 16th 2012


I got this from two people as a CIDU this morning alone: the mechanic is giving Mick Jagger the idea for the song that would eventually be best known as the theme for Windows 95.

Filed in Brevity, Guy & Rodd, Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones, Windows 95, comic strips, comics, humor, music | 30 responses so far

Let’s all get up and dance to a song that was a hit before your mother was born

Cidu Bill on Mar 21st 2012

I remember some years ago when I heard my niece sing “Your Mother Should Know” during a school function and realized that that song had been a hit before her mother was born.

Okay, where was I? Oh yeah, today’s oldies synchronicity:

And the second one is a CIDU.
I mean right, he’s Bobby McGee. But where’s the joke here?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dave Whamond, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Pardon My Planet, Reality Check, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor, music, synchronicity | 46 responses so far

Fear of Feet

Cidu Bill on Nov 15th 2010

Is this really a thing? Because all of a sudden I’m seeing a lot of references to people being afraid of feet, and it doesn’t make a bit of sense to me.
I mean, people can be afraid of anything, but lately this is being presented as a common phobia rather than, you know, a rare pathology.


Filed in Bill Bickel, Cory Thomas, Hello Saferide, Watch Your Head, YouTube, comic strips, comics, humor, music | 21 responses so far

Music, Music, Music

Cidu Bill on Oct 30th 2010

Now that I have Pandora installed on my cell phone, I have a device that I can carry in my pocket that delivers random music, transmitted over the airwaves, which I can listen to coming out of tiny speakers. Who’d have guessed, 50 years ago, that technology would have come so far?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Pandora, cell phones, music, technology | 41 responses so far

Oh Yeah… I’m Old…

Cidu Bill on Aug 4th 2010

I happened to hear David Lee Roth’s remake of “Just a Gigolo” last night, and it occurred to me that this new version is more ancient to my oldest child (he’s 20, and it came out 5 years before he was born) than Louis Prima’s version is to me (I was a baby).

Filed in Bill Bickel, David Lee Roth, Just a Gigolo, Louis Prima, music | 16 responses so far

Saturday Night Frazz

Cidu Bill on Feb 6th 2010


Keera: This isn’t a CIDU, because I get the joke. I’m just wondering about the 70’s reference to Sound of Philly. Or is there a new Philly sound these days - with strings attached?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Frazz, Philadelphia, comic strips, comics, disco, humor, music | 14 responses so far

This Wednesday, Everybody Becomes a Geezer

Cidu Bill on Sep 8th 2009

Filed in Amazon, Beatles, Bill Bickel, CDs, Rock Band, music, video games | 33 responses so far

Horse of a Different Decade

Cidu Bill on Sep 4th 2009


So… Does this make sense to anybody who isn’t, you know, approaching geezerhood?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Leigh Rubin, Rubes, comic strips, comics, humor, music | 51 responses so far

Name That Tune

Cidu Bill on Jun 22nd 2009

What song? “Beyond the Sea”? “Under the Sea?” “Whale alright I’m being foolish, whale alright let people know…”?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Dave Coverly, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor, music, whales | 25 responses so far

They Tried to Kill Us, We Survived, Let’s Eat

Cidu Bill on Apr 8th 2009

  • Apparently it’s a song now…

Filed in Bill Bickel, Passover, YouTube, music | 12 responses so far

What’s on YOUR iPod?

Cidu Bill on Nov 12th 2008


Filed in CIDU, Randy Newman, Unshelved, comic strips, comics, humor, libraries, music | 14 responses so far


Cidu Bill on Nov 9th 2008


Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, fruit, humor, music | 9 responses so far

CIDU For Anybody Under the Age of 40?

Cidu Bill on Sep 9th 2008


Just giving Scott Hilburn a little flack here…

Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor, music | 18 responses so far

Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud During Easter Week

Cidu Bill on Mar 24th 2008

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Broom Hilda, Dave Coverly, F-Minus, Loose Parts, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, Pearls Before Swine, Pluggers, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol, music, writers' strike | 15 responses so far


Cidu Bill on Feb 21st 2008

I didn’t understand this one 6 1/2 years when I first saw it, but I forgot to save it for the CIDU page. I recently came across it again, and I still don’t get it.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, For Better or For Worse, Lynn Johnston, comic strips, comics, humor, music | 9 responses so far