Monthly Archives: September 2013

Music Memoirs Fall 2013

Fall’s here which usually means that long anticipated biographies are coming out. Here are a few I hope to read in the coming months. Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir  This woman ruled the radio airwaves in the 70’s, she dated Governor Jerry Brown and was called the first lady of California.  Any legitimate songwriter would […]

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Free Music Friday

ATO Records bids adieu to the summer with an 11 song sampler that ‘s a good showcase for their strong roster of talent.  Click on the photo to get the music.   The music blog Pretty Much Amazing give you 11 Downloads You Won’t Regret.  Do it! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on […]

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Get Out

You should just camp out at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend.   If you do, here’s what you’ll see. Friday:  Keith Urban.  Even if you’re not a big fan of country music, this Australian sure knows his way around a guitar.   Saturday: Vampire Weekend and Beirut. Expect to see a wide variety of people […]

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Pop songs to love

While I’ll always be a rock guy there are a few pop songs that I instantly love, probably because they remind me of past artists.  Yesterday I let you know about the music veterans that are returning to release new music  but today I just want to share a few of my favorite tracks from debut […]

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New Music Tuesday

It’s whatever happened to or why doesn’t this artist ever release any new music Tuesday today. It’s almost like the “Walking Dead” in the music industry right now.  I kid, but seriously, look out! So whatever happened to Mazzy Star?  In the 90’s they released three well received albums including their sophomore release “So Tonight That […]

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In Utero

It was 20 years ago today, actually it was 20 years ago on September 13, 1993 that Nirvana‘s In Utero came out.  It was probably as widely anticipated as The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band.  And like that album signaled the beginning and the end of the summer of love, In Utero signaled […]

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Free Music Friday

From Rock to AC to Country that seems to be the road traveled for artists like Jewel, Bon Jovi and Darius Rucker of Hootie & The Blowfish.  You can add Sheryl Crow to that list as her song “Easy” has entered the top 20 on the country charts. You can hear that song and a […]

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Get Out

Despite the horrible name, Tarfest sounds like it could be a nice hang in the Miracle Mile on Saturday.   Sponsored by radio station 88.5  KCSN and billed as a music and art festival at The La Brea Tar Pits, this free event promises music by SAINT MOTEL, NIGHTMARE AIR,  ECHOSMITH, TAPIOCA AND THE FLEA and IRONTOM, There’s also live painting […]

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Wrecking Ball

Miley Cyrus explains her video for “Wrecking Ball” “…if people can take their minds off the obvious and go into their imagination and see what the video really means, it is so vulnerable. … If you look at my eyes, I look more sad than actually my voice sounds on the record. It was a […]

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New Music Tuesday

When people point to the death of the album I understand why.  There are great songs out there but many times I’m not interested in anything else that artist might say in a full length, nor do I think they’re that interested in creating a full album. Case in point is the song “Wake My […]

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