Monthly Archives: November 2012

Free Music Friday

It’s the last day of November so you can now score 30 Days of Dead.  30 live songs scanning the entire career of The Dead.  Click on the photo and enjoy! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this […]

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Weekend In LA

December is upon us so get out and buy some music! Here’s a couple of suggestions. The Amoeba music auction is this Saturday at 4PM.  Here’s some items up for grabs. – Tickets to see A John Waters Christmas, Polyphonic Spree, Sufjan Stevens, Rufus & Martha Wainwright, Ty Segall + more!! – Gift certificates from […]

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Jack Tempchin

You might not recognize the name  but Jack Tempchin became the Laurel Canyon version of the Brill Building by creating songs for the Eagles, Jackson Browne, Johnny Rivers among many others. Here’s Jack from his blog “My Peaceful Easy Feeling” talking about how “Peaceful Easy Feeling” was discovered: “Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther […]

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New Music Tuesday

There’s only one new album of interest coming out today and that’s Alicia Keys “Girl On Fire”.  With this new album Alicia’s collaborating with Gary Clark Jr. which give me a chance to show this video of Gary tearing it up with Alicia on a cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. She also collaborating with […]

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A Christmas Gift For You

It’s not the Christmas season until I hear the opening notes of Darlene Love’s “White Christmas”.   This song comes from Phil Spector’s “A Christmas For You” album which was released 49 years ago last week.   Here are some fun facts about the making of one of my favorite albums of all time: 1) […]

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Free Music Friday

Dr. Lyons Hi-Fi Holiday is a lovingly crafted mixtape of  songs covering Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas. To get you caught up, here’s around 30 holiday tunes that Dr. Lyons compiled for you last year. Click on the photo and enjoy! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

May your holiday be filled with toast, popcorn and jelly beans 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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Best. Thanksgiving movie. Ever.

As you may know I love “The Last Waltz”.  Here are a few fun facts (courtesy of Wikipedia) about the greatest concert of all time. The musical director for the concert was The Band’s original record producer, John Simon Jonathan Taplin, who was The Band’s tour manager from 1969-1972 and later produced Scorsese’s film Mean Streets, suggested […]

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New Music Tuesday (Black Friday edition)

Record Store Day has expanded to nobody’s favorite day to shop.  This Black Friday you can pick up some fun discs to collect and/or sell on eBay. Here are a few of my favorites:           Live From The Newport Folk Festival – Tribute to The Band/Levon Helm with Bethany Howard from […]

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Crossfire Hurricane

I got the chance to watch the latest Rolling Stones HBO documentary “Crossfire Hurricane” and what I learned is that it’s impossible to tell the 50 year story of the band in two hours.  In fact, the documentary practically wraps up the story in 1978 when Keith Richards is sentenced to only probation for heroin […]

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