The 2013 Oscars Best Original Song Nominees

Five tunes are Best Original Song nominees for the 2013 Oscars held in Hollywood California at the Dolby Theatre Sunday, February 24. They include Adele's "Skyfall" and Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane's "Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi". MacFarlane will also be hosting this 85th Academy Awards broadcast live on ABC starting at 4 pm Pacific and 7 pm EST. For more go to and
Music Side Thoughts And Rambling
Willie Dixon wrote Hootchie Kootchie Man and in 1954 Muddy Waters first recorded it in the studio with Willie there on bass. In the song are the words "got 700 dollars and don't you mess with me". If you go to clicking on consumer price index calculator and then typing in $700 and 1954 you can see that it had the same buying power as $6,057.29 today in 2013. Elvis Presley bought a $5,000 pink Cadillac in 1955 that he gave to his mother and that cost today would be about $43,427.80.
A new Cadillac ATS sedan goes for $33,095 to $55,000 and that $43,427.80 is right about in the middle.

Willie Dixon sings Hootchie Kootchie Man.

Elvis Presley sings Heartbreak Hotel.