Here’s my first contest entry to the Vinyl Community – the contest is for Adam @Record Krate, and features artists or band names with food in their name. I went further than that, constructing a whole menu! This was my first time using this camera, so please forgive me if it’s not the best! Don’t forget to subscribe to TKR on YouTube under the name “TKR VideoCentral”!Read more
Check out TKR Video Central on YouTube!
Hey all – I just jumped with both feet into the video vinyl community on YouTube! TKR VideoCentral will house all my videos dealing with music – I started this as a separate channel from PNRNetworks’ YouTube hub, so if you’re subscribed over there, you will need to subscribe here too. “The Kirkham Report” on TKR VideoCentral will be a lot of my ramblings about music, vinyl collecting, some contest entries, some musical stories, and such, as well as a couple of new series i’m doing over there, my “Bakers’ Dozen” series, and my upcoming “Discology” series, where I willRead more
DISCoveries: Luke Mitrani
DISCoveries is the place to come to discover some great artists you probably don’t know but should…these are the emerging acts that TC highly recommends! LUKE MITRANI I’ve been a fan of Luke’s for years, but only recently has the musician in him taken over; he began his career as a professional snowboarder, burning up the winter extreme sports circuit, and even landing a win or two here and there. The younger brother of snowboarder-turned-broadcaster Jack Mitrani, Luke had a life-changing, near-fatal snowboarding accident a few years back, and while he still snowboards for fun, it was at that timeRead more
RECORD STORE DAY(S) 2020 – PICKS AND HOPES
I’ve never really been able to get involved with the craziness of Record Store Day other than helping to hype and promote the hell out of it; usually I’m broke or working. Normally held on the third Saturday in April each year since 2008, with a mini-version on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) each year since 2010, the pandemic has kind of screwed them up in a major way this year, as it has so many things. The idea behind the day is to promote local record stores, and hundreds of them participate in the limited releases that areRead more
Billboard’s “Best Boy Band Albums” list is questionable at best..
Earlier this week, Billboard published their list of the 30 best albums by boy bands over the past 30 years, and it was an interesting read. It covered four decades of boy bands with all genres, styles, and countries included…but there’s one problem with the list – not all of the bands included fall into the technical definition of “boy band”. Wikipedia gives the following definition of “boy band”: “A boy band (or boyband) is loosely defined as a vocal group consisting of young male singers, usually in their teenage years or in their twenties at the time of formation,Read more
THE TKR COLLECTION: Disco-fied Classics
Back in the mid-1970s, a new form of dance music started to evolve, a mix of traditional Soul/R&B music with some 70s pop sense and beats thrown in. The powers that be called it “disco” after the clubs the music became popular in. And it was good. Or mostly good. I admit it, I grew up in the age of disco, and loved quite a bit of it. Disco really got rolling as a major force in music in a big way in 1974, with Billboard Hot 100 number one hits “Rock The Boat” by Hues Corporation and “Rock YourRead more
STAR TALENT: Some AGT up-and-comers from this season’s final auditions
STAR TALENT covers acts who have participated in and are possibly best known from their appearances on talent shows, both in the U.S. and around the world. I’m gonna kick this new column off with a spotlight on four incredible young acts who made their debut on the 6/30 edition of America’s Got Talent, in a really unusual situation – this was the last of this season’s audition shows, and was the only one shot without a live studio audience. And since a show like AGT is largely fed by audience reaction, these four performers really stood out, and shouldRead more