Monthly Archives: June 2012

Independence Day playlist

May you have a wonderful 4th of July week…may it be up to a week or more.  Have a fun and safe 4th.  Here’s a soundtrack to help you when you’re around the grill. 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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Week in LA

If you play your cards right due to the wonderful timing of Independence Day falling on a Wednesday you should be able to get at least four days off next week. With that in mind, I’m listing things to do into next week.  Enjoy! Why not start your weekend off watching American dominate the English? […]

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300th Post, the bowling edition

In honor of my 300th post I figured I’d give you a treat of combining the thrill of music and the magic of cinema  with the intensity of bowling.  In case you’re wondering,  a perfect score in bowling is 300.  So please enjoy these legendary cinematic moments. Kingpin and ELO’s “Showdown” The Big Lebowski and […]

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New Music Tuesday

Just like on Sesame Street, three of these kids (let’s say Linkin Park, Maroon 5 and The Offspring) are doing the same thing like they’ve been doing  for their entire careers.  That is to release a new CD on a major label, tour and advertise it on radio and magazines. But times have times changed […]

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Making the Brand

Spin Magazine last week published an article listing their 40 greatest band names of all time.  I agree with most of the list (Motörhead is #1) but I’m not sure why the stopped at 40. So let’s continue the list.  Here are the ten band names I would add in alphabetical order. 1) Arcade Fire […]

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Free Music Friday

Amazon has their June playlist of Artists on the Move and it’s a keeper.  In fact, you CAN keep it so go get some great new music from the likes of Emeli Sandé, Kimbra and Fleet Fox member Josh Tilman operating under the title of Father John Misty. Click on the cover art of Father John […]

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Weekend In LA

As photographer Lynn Goldsmith tells us “The image is definitely all powerful” which leads us to Who Shot Rock & Roll,  the intriguing title from the Annenberg Space for Photography.  As the title suggests, it gathers together some of the finest photography of your favorite artists to tell the story of Rock & Roll from 1955 to […]

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Ziggy Stardust

I hated Rock of Ages (yes, I actually saw it).  I understand it was supposed to be lightweight fun but Tom Cruise did not carry any of the gravitas of a true rock star.  YouTube has a concert video of Guns N’ Roses from 1988 and Axl Rose just immediately grabs your attention.  You know […]

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New Music Tuesday

“Don’t call it a comeback…”  Well I kind of have to when it comes to new releases from Fiona Apple, Neneh Cherry, Sophie B. Hawkins and Men Without Hats(?!?). Fiona Apple records are kind of like Halley’s Comet, although they do arrive a little more frequently than every 76 years, they are greatly anticipated.  Even […]

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Happy Birthday Paul McCartney

Sir Paul turns 70 today so in honor of that day I present  70 fun facts. 1) Paul’s first name is not Paul but James 2) Paul was named after his father so Paul’s full name is James Paul McCartney Jr. I just call him Junior. 3) For his 14th birthday, Paul received a trumpet. […]

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