Monthly Archives: April 2013

New Music Tuesday

Today’s new music Tuesday sets the way back machine to 1973.  That’s when a band called Iggy & The Stooges last released an official studio record (for those keeping score that would be the pretty spectacular album “Raw Power“). 40 years later they’re back and although they’ve lost guitarist Ron Asheton who passed away from […]

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iTunes at 10

iTunes store opened for business on April 27th. 2003. Besides changing the way we purchase music, creating the idea that 99 cents is the right amount to pay per song and ending the need for artists to make an album of 12-15 songs, here are 10 fun facts about iTunes on its 10th Anniversary. 1) […]

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Free Music Friday

One of my favorite new bands is the LA based folk duo Milk Carton Kids. They built their reputation by releasing their music for free and they continue that tradition with a half-dozen songs to enjoy for free…though tips are always encouraged or better yet, go see them when they play at Largo on May 8 and […]

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Get Out

This is usually the day I post my get out suggestions but with the official announcement that The Gibson (formerly Universal) Ampitheatre is closing in September for Harry Potter (shutting down my adolescent past to create for the next generation) I thought I’d do a salute of sorts as this was the only theatre left in […]

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Accapella with piano

In this era of remixes and adding beats to tracks it seems like simplicity is easing its way into the mainstream. Call it The Adele Factor as she struck gold with her song “Someone Like You”.   It became the first single of the decade to sell a million units in the United Kingdom and […]

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New Music Tuesday

Many artists talk about reinventing themselves but I don’t think any one has done it as radically as Steve Martin.  Sure, in the 1970s we all knew he played the banjo just as a segue to his next comedic bit.  Recently Steve has been playing with bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and in another […]

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Storm Thorgerson

Though it was sad to learn of Storm Thorgerson‘s death, I think it was appropriate that he should pass during the week leading up to Record Store Day.  He was one of a few artists that made the album cover an art form.  I would call him the Salvador Dali of album art as I […]

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Free Music Friday

Yes, there are other music festivals besides Coachella.  Take a sampling of the music for The Hangout Festival May 17-19 in Gulf Shores, Alabama and Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee.  Better fire up that van now.   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet […]

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Record Store Day 2013

Just a reminder that this Saturday, April 20 is Records Store Day.  The list of special items is quite extensive.  Here are my top 20 favorites.  If you don’t get want you want there’s always eBay.  Good luck! The Avett Brothers and Randy Travis Music From CMT Crossroads Limited edition split single. Randy Travis covers […]

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Comfort music

This whole situation with random explosion just makes my stomach crawl.  It’s not surprising that I turned to the music I blogged about earlier this week.  I don’t know if it’s because times were different, because they really were quite similar with unpopular wars and terrorists at the Olympics but songwriters seemed to tap into […]

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