Monthly Archives: February 2012

Leap Year Celebration

Let’s celebrate the special musical moments that happened on February 29: 1792: Composer Gioachino “William Tell Overture” Rossini was born 1932: Bing Crosby and the Mills Brothers teamed up to record “Shine.” 1968: On this day, the Beatles won their first and only Album Of The Year Grammy for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Randy Jackson (from […]

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New Music Tuesday

Woody Guthrie continues to fascinate as all music fans celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday this year.  An album by a band named New Multitudes may not get you too excited until you realize it’s a new American Folk super group.  The band consists of Jay Farrar from Son Volt, Will Johnson from […]

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John Peel

Music geeks unite as the John Peel sessions will soon be available online.  John Peel was a disc jockey on BBC1 for 37 years (1967-2004) until his untimely death in 2004 at the age of 65.  He was the first to play many new artists including Pink Floyd, Joy Division and The Smiths.   . […]

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Free Music Friday

A maximum amount from music minimalist Phillip Glass spanning his many soundtracks and concertos.   Click on the photo to get a nice sampling of his work. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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Sexy time in LA

I’m not sure why National Margarita Day starts on Ash Wednesday but as soon as Lent begins, so do the temptations that are thrown in harms way.  Hopefully practicing Catholics  in Los Angeles are not giving up alcohol so they can enjoy the sexy times this weekend.  Good thing I’m not Catholic. Tonight at Mondrian […]

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Public Funded Artists

You may remember the band Luscious Jackson. They were the first band signed to the Beastie Boys old label “Grand Royal” and had an alternative radio hit with the song, “Naked Eye“.  They broke up in 1999 but are now back and ready to make a full length album.  Back when they first recorded there […]

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New Music Tuesday

Two bands are hoping to avoid the sophomore slump. One of the loudest bands to come around in some time is releasing their second album.  The band is Sleigh Bells and  you might think that it’s a metal record…especially one called Reign of Terrror but Sleigh Bells know their way around a hook.   The […]

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44 President’s Day songs

One for each US President.  Artists or songs directly or indirectly about each President.  In honor of The Simpson’s 500th episode just click on the Simpson Shopper headline to get to the Spotify playlist. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the […]

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Free Music Friday

The good folks over at Brite Revolution have compiled their latest compilation for your downloading pleasure. The 30 song sampler highlights include the country folk rock of The Apache Relay , a song from David Gray‘s last album, a great live take from Fitz and The Tantrums,  some jazzy/pop from Gabe Dixon, the beautiful acoustic harmonies of […]

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Diamonds and Luxxury

Let’s go with the glamorous life this weekend…figuratively speaking of course.   How about starting your weekend on Thursday with a pair of Diamonds at the Troubadour.  This is not Neil but  they are two females named Shara Worden aka My Brightest Diamond and Becky Stark singer of Lavender Diamond. Becky Stark is so quirky as […]

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