“Rhino Skin” (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Cover)

Originally posted 2012-07-11 21:52:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Chris Moore:

Hello and welcome to another all-new Laptop Session! Today is a special treat for me, as I’ve finally summoned up the courage to sing one of my favorite Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers songs. Is it a classic like “Free Fallin'”? Well, maybe not. Is it a great album cut like “A Woman in Love (It’s Not Me)”? Um, no, but I’ll probably cover that one in the future.

This is my version of “Rhino Skin” off of the 1999 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers album Echo. I’ve covered the title track previously (click here to listen!), and I had so much fun doing it (and such a response — it’s my #3 most viewed video!!) that I had to record another one from this album.

As a final note, I’m eagerly awaiting the April 29th release of Mudcrutch, the self-titled debut from Tom Petty’s recently-reformed high school band. I can’t wait!!

For now, though, I’ll look forward to the more instant gratification of the “session-a-day” project at www.LaptopSessions.com … Be sure to check back tomorrow for a brand new video from Jeff!

See you next session!

Download the FREE “Those Around Us” Bonus Tracks iTunes Album Now!

By Jim Fusco:

Often in an album, it’s tough to realize all of the things happening in the background.  Brian Wilson once famously claimed that if you listen to “Pet Sounds” on headphones in the dark, you’d be able to hear each and every instrument & vocal part.  And he did that album in mono!  Well, I know many of you won’t be listening to my music alone in the dark anytime soon, so I’ve come up with the next best thing:

Tonight, I mixed down many of the tracks from “Those Around Us” (my latest album) and took away the instrument track.  That way, you can hear all of the vocal harmonies…and all of the work I put into them!  I also threw in the backing (music) track to “Look Around”, as it has the an interesting combination of instruments.  I think you’ll really enjoy this 11-track album.

The file is a zip file and the tracks are done in high-quality iTunes AAC format.  And, it’s FREE, so why not download it right now?  I’d love to hear any comments about these special bonus tracks.

You can download this FREE bonus track album here: http://jimfusco.com/TAU-BonusTracks.zip.

Oh, and if you haven’t gotten the real album yet, you can purchase that on CD and on iTunes by clicking here!

“To Be Alone With You” (Bob Dylan Cover)

Originally posted 2008-03-13 22:28:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jim Fusco:

Just to prove that Chris isn’t the only one that listens to Bob Dylan, I give you one of my favorites of his, “To Be Alone With You” from “Nashville Skyline”.

I did this song originally on my “That’s All Folks” album, but couldn’t keep on the version I sold because of royalties.

I hope you enjoy my Laptop Session version! Coming up next week is my Original Wednesday, and I’ve already got my next two planned out. Make sure to check back every day!


Songwriters Expand their Talents: Two brand-new WCJM Free Internet Radio shows added!

By Jim Fusco:

Well, it only took four months, but today I finally put two new WCJM Internet Radio shows online! These shows are free to listen to and do not have any advertisements or accounts to create. All you need is the RealPlayer (any version works fine) and you’ll be hysterically laughing in no time!

Click HERE to listen to the Originals Show for FREE online! WCJM.com Free Internet Radio

The first show is called “The Originals Show”, hosted by the original four cast members of WCJM’s flagship show, Moore Hits in the Morning. The cast consisted of Chris Moore, Jim Fusco, Mike Fusco, and Alberto Distefano. The show was done just days after Christmas 2007 and featured songs by bands when they still had all of their original members! There were great skits, including the WCJM Merchandise Store skit, Celebrity Jeopardy from Beyond the Grave, Traffic, News, Weather, and Sports, plus much more. It’s a great show- to access it, just click on the Moore Hits in the Morning Radio in the center of the screen and scroll all the way to the end to find this, our latest morning show.

Click HERE to listen to the Leap Year Show 2008 for FREE online! WCJM.com Free Internet Radio

The second show is a solo effort from Jim Fusco on his “Jammin’ with Jim” radio show. In 2000, Jim did the “Leap Year Show” and vowed to do another every four years. Unfortunately, he forgot in 2004, but is back again in 2008 to do an extra-special Leap Year Show! This show has many of Jim’s famous twin-spins with songs from Stone Temple Pilots, the Wallflowers, the Beach Boys, the Moody Blues, Ben Folds, and many more! Jim also does a sit-down comedy routine, Stupid People of America, the Police Blotter, traffic and weather together, and many more segments in a fast-paced show!

I hope all the viewers to the Fusco-Moore Productions Blog will check out WCJM Radio, as we spent SO much time writing great skits and making great radio shows for the world to enjoy! Again, everything is FREE on WCJM and the shows are a great way to pass the time during those long work days.