Monthly Archives: August 2014

Free Music Friday

If you’re like me, you’ve been scouring the internet looking for Kate Bush clips from her 22 show run in London.  Videos and pictures have been hard to find because Kate posted on her website We have purposefully chosen an intimate theatre setting rather than a large venue or stadium. It would mean a great […]

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Get Out

  For the first time, Jay-Z’s Made In America concert will play in Los Angeles while it’s also still maintaining its home base of Philadelphia. Like all ambitious first time festival concerts, the lineup is a mix of mostly alternative rock bands with hip hop and EDM.  Headliners will be Imagine Dragons on Saturay and […]

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Award Shows

I spent the last two evenings watching Award Shows. Talk shows post extended interviews and performances online it might be time to relegate acceptance speeches to go online.  I would imagine it would create something interesting, they won’t be played off, it would cut an hour of air time and the memorable speeches would go […]

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New Music Tuesday

If the name Shovels & Rope sounds ominous, you should hear the music.  This husband and wife duo from Charleston, South Carolina Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst aren’t afraid to talk about those deep, dark thoughts that sometimes creep into our heads.  They remind me of another husband and wife band called The Handsome […]

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Kate Bush

It’s the return of Kate Bush!  Tuesday night she will play the first of 22 (!!!) shows at the Evertim Apollo (formerly the Hammersmith Odeon) in London.  She last played there in 1979 when she was 20. …she has not performed since…that’s 35 years between gigs, people! 1979 was ten years before Taylor Swift was born and […]

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Free Music Friday

In celebration of The Strokes coming to town for the FYF Fest check out this MTV concert from 2002 when the band was THE BAND.  Hard to believe 12 years have already passed since “Is This It?” hit the streets…when CDs still hit the streets, iTunes had just been released earlier that year, YouTube was […]

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Get Out

Followers of Let’s Not Get Carried Away will know that one of my favorite songs and one that I re-post every new year is The Zombies‘ “This Will Be Our Year”.   Thursday, The Zombies take over The Santa Monica Pier for The Twilight Series.  Hearing “Tell Her No”, “She’s Not There” “Time Of The […]

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Ferguson

In times of troubling events we often turn to music to help us understand the situation.  A song can be very effective when the singer takes the role of the oppressed to help us to understand.  Neil Young (with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) brilliantly summed up the Kent State tragedy: “Gotta get down to it Soldiers […]

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New Music Tuesday

It may be new music Tuesday but today we salute an old piece of music that came out 50 years ago.  In 1964, Johnny Cash release the album  “Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian“. It’s a concept album focusing on the mistreatment and marginalization of the Native American people throughout the history of the United […]

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Woodstock turns 45

It would never work today.  Can you imagine a festival with no side stages, no visual screens, they ran out of food and of course no sponsorships or VIP tents.  Nathan Hot Dogs was supposed to be there but they pulled out.   I’ve read that a local woman started to make peanut butter and […]

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