Monthly Archives: January 2013

Get Out

Stop by Largo on Friday to hear some down home playing by The Wood Brothers.  Fun Fact:  It’s not an ironic name.  Chris and Oliver are actually brothers.  Fun Fact 2: Chris is the Wood in the accounting firm  Jam band Medeski, Martin & Wood.  Fun Fact 3: Chris plays the bass and uses a drumstick […]

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Holograms

I just finished a book by Albert Brooks “2030“.  In it, Brooks forecasts robots being able to mimic world class surgeons movements from across the globe to perform surgeries. I guess robots will first be able to play pianos. Yamaha has created a virtual player piano which works like a player piano except the person controlling […]

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New Music Tuesday

Two indie darlings release their long-awaited albums today. Those two indie darlings are the Quin twins aka Tegan and Sara.  They  are now more than a decade into their career and have subtly moved from singer/songwriters to quirky new wave/rock sounds and are now with this new album looking to make a splash in the […]

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Fake Coachella 2013

It’s like Christmas, a new Apple release and the Football draft all wrapped into one, as the Coachella lineup is received as a gift to the public, we buy it sight unseen based on our trust in the brand and then everyone starts to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the artists playing.  The  festival […]

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Free Music Friday

Enjoy nine live songs from artists on the Sugar Hill and Vanguard labels.  It’s worth getting just to hear 21-year-old Sarah Jarosz do a beautiful version of Bob Dylan’s “Ring Them Bells”. You may have also heard that David Bowie is back.  In case you haven’t heard the first single “Where Are We Now” from his upcoming […]

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Get Out

Two theatre productions are currently playing that feature two of my favorite things,  The Beatles and drums. The first is “Backbeat”.  You may remember the 1994 film that featured the feisty fab five (John, Paul, George, Stu Sutcliffe & Pete Best) honing their chops circa 1960 in the seedy clubs of Hamburg.  It’s now a […]

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Songs For Slim

God, what a mess, on the ladder of success Where you take one step and miss the whole first rung Dreams unfulfilled, graduate unskilled It beats pickin’ cotton and waitin’ to be forgotten If that lyric sounds familiar and yet, you are the complete opposite of the character in this song then you might be […]

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New Music Tuesday

Reinvention for an artist is never easy and hard to accept for fans (witness Garth Brooks trying pop music as Chris Gaines or Spinal Tap exploring its Jazz side)  but three artists with albums coming out this week are giving it a go. Singer Jose James has mixed in Jazz and hip hop with standards […]

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Presidential Mixtapes

Happy Inauguration Day!  It has become de rigueur for Presidents to reveal what’s on their iPod or what playlist they’ve created on Spotify. I could not find an official White House Music Supervisor but there is no doubt that the Obama’s like Stevie Wonder’s, “Signed, Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) as they both chose it as their […]

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Free Music Friday

Leave it to Thom Yorke to tease us with new, old and forgotten remixes before his upcoming album from Atoms For Peace is released at the end of February.  Here’s a set of music and sounds assembled by Thom Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich with new Atoms For Peace, old Radiohead and forgotten gems. Here’s […]

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