Monthly Archives: September 2011

Free Music Friday

It’s a new month upcoming which means Spin Magazine offers up 12 new songs for the taken. This month offers some great artists that you should be introduced to including the great hippie folk of Blitzen Trapper, ex-Archers of Loaf frontman, Eric Bachmann aka Crooked Fingers and 60’s/Mazzy Star influenced Dum Dum Girls. Click on the […]

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Weekend In LA

This weekend support Eagle Rock’s mission “to provide innovative and multicultural arts programming” by attending the 13th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival. It’s only $5!  Kids under 12 are free!  So is parking! Some good emerging indie bands will be playing plus any festival that packs a 1-2 punch of The Ukulele Orchestra of the Western […]

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Social media

I’ve become a big fan of Spotify I can now listen to an amazing  variety of music however as you probably know Spotify has now partnered with Facebook.   Facebook now broadcasts to the world everything you’re listening  to.  Who was the idiot that declared that music needs to be social? For my birthday one […]

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New Music Tuesday

When Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band came out on CD for the first time in 1987,  I bought it. I was familiar with the history but I had no concept of the Summer of Love and what it meant to be a part of it.  The CD came out 20 years after its initial […]

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As I assume most you know by now, R.E.M. decided to call it a day after more than 30 years as a band.    There have been many post-mortem articles talking about their place in the  history of rock music and whether like quarterback Brett Favre,  overstayed their moment in time. I think R.E.M. created […]

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Free Music Friday

It was 20 years ago today.  Well it was actually September 24, 1991. Spin Magazine has assembled a number of artists to recreate Nirvana‘s Nevermind and cleverly entitled it, Newermind. Click on the picture to get Nirvana favorites The Meat Puppets and The Vaselines as well as artists like Amanda Palmer, Jessica Lea Mayfield and Surfer […]

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Weekend fun slightly North of LA

You can celebrate the start of Fall this weekend with a short road trip up North to see the Ventura Hillsides Music Festival. This show supports the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy and their mission is ” to preserve the hillsides, canyons, and open space that contribute to the unique character and natural environment of the City of […]

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I don’t think I’ve ever paid  much attention to lyrics (I’m more of a has a good beat and can dance to it kind of guy) but a friend of mine pointed the song of the summer Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” has lyrics that will give N.WA. a run for their money (BTW, […]

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Today’s new releases seem to be focused on those that have survived whether its artistic longevity, tenacity or just plain stubbornness. The first album to be featured is by Ivy.  This is their first new record in six years.  They’ve been around since 1994.  Ivy features a married couple (New Yorker, Adam Chase and Parisian, […]

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100th post

100th post!  Doesn’t my blog go into syndication now?  Time to sit back and count the residuals as they flow in!  And while I wait for that to happen, perhaps I can do a retrospective on my past blog posts.  That’s not going to happen either.  I hope you’re enjoying it.  I’m going to stick with […]

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