Speaking of the ghosts that haunt us, there’s a drum break in the song “Amen, Brother” by The Winstons. You’ve heard it. You’ve heard it thousands of times. Here it is again (the normal, fast, and slow versions):

While out and about, I stumbled across (or had pointed out to me?) this documentary on this particular break, copyright, plagiarism, and all kinds of troublesome issues. This is a drumbeat that is everywhere and yet, I’d never even heard of the song “Amen, Brother” before I watched this movie. I think you’ll dig it:

So… that’s my recommendation for you this week.


Jaybird is Birdmojo on Xbox Live and Jaybirdmojo on Playstation's network. He's been playing consoles since the Atari 2600 and it was Zork that taught him how to touch-type. If you've got a song for Wednesday, a commercial for Saturday, a recommendation for Tuesday, an essay for Monday, or, heck, just a handful a questions, fire off an email to