Monthly Archives: June 2014

Best albums 2014…so far

As recognition of the halfway point of 2014 these are my top ten albums that have been replayed the most at the house.  This list will probably change as soon as I press “publish”. Beck “Morning Phase”   Broken Bells “After The Disco”   Miranda Lambert “Platinum”   Hurray For The Riff Raff “Small Town Heroes” […]

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Free Music Friday

NPR has compiled a list of the songs of summer from 1962 to 2014.  This was done by simply looking at the Billboard charts from June to August.  They’re currently streaming the songs and it’s a fun listen.  Here is the list to eyeball or you can use your ear holes and enjoy the music […]

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Netherlands and Mexico at The Hollywood Bowl

The Netherlands is playing Mexico in the quarterfinals on Sunday.  Can Netherlands captain Robin van Persie get one past The Wall aka Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa? It should be an epic battle.   To honor this epic battle go to The Hollywood Bowl this weekend.  On Saturday, it’s the 25th Mariachi USA Festival.  Playing this […]

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Biting

I’m loving the World Cup.  It’s full of so much drama, upsets and surprises.  Apparently though, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has been watching too much True Blood and Walking Dead as he took a bite of Italian player Giorgio Chiellini. This is not the first time this has happened.  Last year, Suarez bit Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic and […]

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New Music Tuesday

I’m not sure what’s in the water in Philadelphia but  here are three indie bands from Philly.  They all  have new albums coming out this week.  I will bestow upon them the Let’s Not Get Carried Away seal of approval (seal does not actually exist nor is it binding).   Artist: A Sunny Day In […]

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Bands and Beer

Bands and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly or donuts and bacon (seriously try it).  So it’s only natural that bands should give some input to what makes a great beer.  In honor of Guided By Voices entry this week into the beer market, here are a few bands and their beers. Artist: […]

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Free Music Friday

In case you didn’t hear. Amazon wants to be your best friend and shopping buddy. In addition to their streaming video for Prime customers they are now streaming music. Although they’ve put a limit on introducing to you new music with a reported six month waiting period. The are offering about 1 million songs for […]

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Get Out

  Summer officially begins this weekend which means that here in Los Angeles, radio station KCRW seemingly takes over and is everywhere.  Want proof? Friday, at California Plaza. World music chanteuse Angelique Kidjo brings her music stylings to downtown LA.  What a treat to hear her under the stars at this free event. Saturday, Summer Nights […]

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Casey Kasem

From what I gathered he was the first to understand the power of making a list and he lived by his humble credo of “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.  Maybe he came up with the idea after watching a rocket touch down on the moon because a year later, […]

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New Music Tuesday

When did music from kids music become so awesome? Here’s my excuse to post my favorite song from last year.  It’s called “Everything Is Awesome” by Tegan and Sara with The Lonely Island and it lives up to its title.  It’s from The Lego Movie and it’s released today on DVD and Blu-Ray.  Awesome!! Also […]

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