Monthly Archives: September 2012

Free Music Friday

Interested in hearing what Country music has to offer nowadays?  Well People Magazine is offering a free music playlist of some of the latest in Country Music.  Ever wonder what would happen if Brooks kicked out Dunn and invited Joe Walsh?  Well now’s your chance to hear Brooks and Walsh.  Just click on the photo […]

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Weekend In LA

It’s time again for Carmageddon! Stay indoors and watch Fast Times At Ridgemont High Or Pretty In Pink or watch a brilliant documentary “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” or better yet, head on out to the east side at The Hollywood Bowl and see The Go-Go’s and Psychedelic Furs along with The Motels and […]

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Singles is 20

Last weekend the family sat down to watch “Singles” and coincidently it turned out to be exactly twenty years to the month of when this movie was released.  The movie holds up fairly well but what is still shocking to me is how Cameron captured this lightning in a bottle moment in time when the […]

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New Music Tuesday

First Tuesday of Fall means the superstar artists are starting to unleash their superstar products on the public.  Yes, I’m going to say it’s starting to feel like Christmas. I say that because Kenny Rogers, Jeremy Camp, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Now That’s What I Call Today’s Christmas! are all […]

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Waging Heavy Peace

Our Classic Rock Stars are talking.  Or rather they’re sitting at the old Smith-Corona (that’s just the way I imagine it) and typing out their life stories like Keith Richard’s “Life” or random bits and pieces of their history as  was the case with Bob Dylan’s Chronicles or retelling the fascinating start of a career […]

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Free Music Friday

Spin Magazine has their September/October mixtape including a new one from Dinosaur Jr.   Her the Dinosaur Jr. song and then download it and 8 other songs from iTunes by using the magical iTunes code 73NAMN6YHY4N.  Redeem by 10/31/2012 The Americana Music Festival was held last weekend in Nashville and to commemorate all that country, blues […]

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Weekend In LA

Good news.  Music icons are coming to LA this weekend.  Bad news.  Both shows are on Saturday.   Good news.  Either show you go to will be a winner. This Saturday night legendary slide guitar player Bonnie Raitt  plays at The Greek Theatre (I hear she was a pretty good voice too). Legendary gospel singer […]

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Paul Simon

You may remember that Paul Simon released a pretty good album last year “So Beautiful Or So What“. It ended up selling about 250,00 copies in the US.   A decent number but in 2012 Paul is digging into the vaults.   This is the 25th anniversary of  “Graceland”.  To call it a landmark album […]

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New Music Tuesday

Band of Horses have a wonderful new album filled with harmonies and hooks straight from a 70s-era Elton John album.  Here’s a performance they did for Late Show with David Letterman. On the opposite coast, we have Brooklyn-based band Grizzly Bear adding to their take on the Laurel Canyon sound with music that stops and […]

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Mercury Prize

The Mercury Prize nominees for the best album in the United Kingdom and Ireland were announced last week.  Nominations are chosen by a panel of musicians, music executives, journalists and other figures in the music industry and it’s a nice way to bring attention to music that is worth your attention.  Last year’s winner was […]

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