Song of the Day: Carl Douglas, “Kung Fu Fighting”

Jamaican musician Carl Douglas created an unlikely disco/funk hit with "Kung Fu Fighting". From 1974's Kung Fu Fighting and Other Great Love Songs, the song was initially a flop when 1st released in the UK, but play in dance clubs helped it climb the charts. When released in the US, it quickly topped the Billboard Hot … Continue reading Song of the Day: Carl Douglas, “Kung Fu Fighting”

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Song of the Day: The Left Banke, “Walk Away Renée”

The Left Banke's baroque rock classic "Walk Away Renée" was the 1st single from their debut album Walk Away Renée/Pretty Ballerina (1967), although the song was released in 1966. Co-authors Michael Brown and Tony Sansone have conflicting opinions about the origins of the song, and who was the primary writer. https://youtu.be/9_QVUfZv92U

Mike’s (Second) Pick of the Week: Uncanny X-Men #1

Mike's 2nd anticipated book this week is Uncanny X-Men #1 by Matthew Rosenberg, Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, and Mahmud Asrar from Marvel Comics. After being away for a few years, the flagship X-Men title is finally returning this week, with a trio of writers and a scheduled slate of superstar artists. And it's going to kick off … Continue reading Mike’s (Second) Pick of the Week: Uncanny X-Men #1

Mike’s (First) Pick of the Week: Mister Miracle #12

Mike's 1st anticipated book this week is Mister Miracle #12 by Tom King and Mitch Gerads from DC Comics. We've finally reached the end of Scott and Barda's journey. They've apparently overcome Darkseid, but is what they perceive actually reality? King and Gerads have been producing an incredible series that is very different from typical superhero … Continue reading Mike’s (First) Pick of the Week: Mister Miracle #12