Monthly Archives: January 2012

New Music Tuesday

Poet/Muse/Musical Genius Leonard Cohen comes down from the mountaintop (or from wherever he lives but I’m sure it’s on a mountaintop) to deliver “Old Ideas“.  What are these old ideas? The usual, love, hope, faith, sex, everything you need in life.  Although judging by the opening lyrics of this album,  Leonard will have none of […]

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Music Subscription model

Besides the radio model music subscriptions that you are probably already familiar with like Sirius XM, Pandora, Rhapsody and Spotify a number of record labels are now jumping on the subscription model. The reason for this are these sites usually pay a bare minimum per stream;  0.2865 cents is the average payment.  It’s great exposure for the […]

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Free Music Friday

Here’s another “Trail Mix” courtesy of Blue Ridge Outdoors. Download 20 great tunes from the likes of Rodrigo y Gabriela, Nada Surf and Stew and The Negro Problem. Click on the photo of Stew singing “Black Men Ski” to get it. Happy Trails!       Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook […]

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Weekend in LA

This weekend is a Museum Free For All! Click on the link to see the list of museums opening up their door for you to explore. If you find yourself at the MOCA, make sure to see Under The Big Black Sun, California Art 1974-1981.  Afterwards, try to find a way to get into get into […]

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Academy Award song nominees

The Academy Award nominees were announced and I’m looking through the list and notice that only two songs were nominated.  Wait, what?  How could this be?  The Golden Globes managed to find five decent songs from 2011. “Hello Hello” – Music by Elton John. Lyrics by Bernie Taupin. “Gnomeo & Juliet” “The Keeper” – Music […]

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New Music Tuesday

A four CD collection of Bob Dylan covers songs comes out.  The collection celebrates 50 years of Amnesty International and Dylan songs are covered by an amazing array of artists.  As usual with Dylan projects, there are some head scratchers.  Seal with Jeff Beck doing their interpretation of “Like A Rolling Stone” misses the mark as Seal […]

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Wilco week

Let’s not get carried away but If you do love Wilco, the best place to be is in LA this entire week. Monday starts it off as Jeff Garlin interviews Jeff Tweedy at Largo. Speaking of interviews read LA Times piece with drummer, Glenn Kotche. Yes, Wilco is so multi-faceted that even the drummer is […]

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Free Music Friday

When You Awake is one of my favorite music blogs.  They’re big Dylan fans over there.  Here is a Dylan Goes Twang mixtape for you. 1. Flatt and Scruggs- Down In The Flood 2. Cher- Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You 3. George Harrison- If Not For You 4. Rod Stewart- On A Hobo […]

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Weekend In LA

If you’re a fan of The Doors, the place to be this Friday is at The Egyptian Theatre where a screening of MR. MOJO RISIN’: THE STORY OF L.A. WOMAN will take place. Jac Holzman, who signed the group to Elektra Records, and Los Angeles rock radio veteran Jim Ladd will present the film and take […]

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Artist Development

Perhaps you’ve heard of Lana Del Rey, maybe you have not. In any case, in August 2011 her video for the song “Video Games” became a viral sensation and currently sits at over 20 million views. Tastemaker Pitchfork declared it the 19th best song of 2011.  In December her next video was released for “Born […]

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