Gorillaz Three-For…

The Jukebox is at it again — This time it is a Gorillaz song. I knew the ditty and some of the lyrics (which happen to be looping continuously in my head presently), but not the name. Thanks to iTunes and Google, figured it out: Dare by the Gorillaz. You’ve… more »

Under the Boardwalk: Buffett’s Rendition Heartwarming for Jersey Shore…

David Carr of The New York Times, wrote a piece about the Jersey Shore post-Hurricane Sandy. He noted, “…While every public boardwalk on the Jersey Shore has opened, some businesses in commercial districts are shuttered, and nearby housing will take many more months and perhaps years to be rebuilt. In… more »

The Enchanted Jukebox: Some History

I’ve been asked for specifics about the Enchanted Jukebox that is the focus of the first episode of Jedemi Chronicles (Title: “Ring Dem Bells” – Tale of the Enchanted Jukebox”). Viv is drawn to its colors. Even unplugged it seemed pulsing with life. After doing some legwork, it appears that… more »

Pupping It – Tunes for Chilling Out…

I just got turned onto the Peter Pupping Band (special thanks to my Jersey Pal Frank Gaff), and specifically, the album titled “Samba Night.’ Take a listen for yourself. Samba Pa Ti El Condor Pasa Barcelona Nights According to the band’s website, the Peter Pupping Quartet was formed in 1996… more »

Serendipity and April in Paris…

In Episode 1 of the Jedemi Chronicles, I have field dispatches from a team that’s following Katie through her business trip in Europe. The dispatches are written at 0100 the next day. So, for example the Sunday 0100 dispatch covers Saturday’s activities. My thought is that these arrive at the… more »

McIlroy at The Masters: He needed a Doctor…

Anyone who has played golf knows how hard it is to keep it together during that 18-hole (3-4+ hour) journey. The battle is mental and physical. Getting into a groove is what we all want, where it feels effortless and things just go your way. Watching the wheels come off… more »

Blackhawks & that Catchy Tune

Watching the Stanley Cup hockey playoffs and finals on HD is always a treat. You feel like you’ve got front row seats (on the glass without paying the exorbitant price). Got to watch a lot of the Chicago Blackhawks as they eliminated the San Jose Sharks as they blasted their… more »

Tale of the Enchanted Jukebox

The first edition of Jedemi Chronicles is called “Ring Dem Bells.”  It tells the story of an Enchanted Jukebox that takes up residence at the Jedemi Cafe. The following are the tunes the Jukebox played on a regular basis. Walkin’ and Swingin’ — Mary Lou Williams Opus One — Tommy… more »