Monthly Archives: August 2012

Free Music Friday

As you read this I am most likely in Yosemite enjoying the gospel that is Folk Music.  With that in mind, here’s a free music sampler courtesy of the music blog When You Awake.  The mixtape is entitled Gospel Goes Twang, Pt. 1. and features Bruce Springsteen, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash among others.  It’s […]

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Weekend In LA

  If you’re in town this weekend and you love music you have no choice but to get to the FYF Fest featuring 99 bands and comedians.  This festival started in Echo Park in 2004 at the Echoplex but has now grown to huge proportions as to have the LA State Historic Park in Downtown […]

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Armstrong, Young and Journalism

In honor of Neil Armstrong and the still going strong Neil Young, please enjoy some Harvest Moon while contemplating  a time when there was not such a race to by the first to report a story, there was actual fact checking and journalists  were allowed to get emotional during an amazing time in our nation’s […]

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New Music Tuesday

Labor weekend is coming up and you’re going to be stuck in the car with the kids and your going to want to play some decent music to keep them entertained while still keeping you engaged on the road while still trying to understand why your children are so boorrrrreeeeeddddddd.  And while I don’t have […]

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Pitchfork People Speak

The people who love the music website Pitchfork have spoken and what they love is the band Radiohead.  Pitchfork is celebrating its 15th Anniversary and they asked their readers to list their favorite albums from 1996-2011.  Radiohead had 4 albums in the top 20.  Judging from the list, the top 5 artists based solely on albums […]

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Free Music Friday

Noise Trade once again, is posting a number of new releases from artists giving away samples of their music. Here are my four recommendations. 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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Weekend In LA

Normally I would recommend seeing the band Cults.  They’re playing a free show at the MOCA, but advance tickets are already sold out but if you like trying for stand by and you love big crowds with no guarantee of getting in then knock yourselves out. The free show I will recommend is Echo Park […]

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Plagiarism

Plagiarism is hot right now. A couple weeks ago Time Magazine columnist Fareed Zakaria admitted to plagiarizing a column from The New Yorker in a recent column about gun control.  Zakaria issued an apology “I made a terrible mistake. It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault”. Jonah Lehrer took the unique approach of […]

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New Music Tuesday

Not so much a new music Tuesday as shout out to the work of Bob Ezrin who has a “resurrection” album and a band that needs a resurrection coming out today. Alice Cooper described Bob Ezrin as “our George Martin” as the sounds he helped create, defined the work of Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd and […]

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Music and the Campaign Trail

For people who I would assume spend most of their careers reading policy it seems that politicians seem to not be too concerned about the lyrical content of  the artists for which they try to align themselves. There have been two examples of music misuse in the past week and I included a few others […]

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