Monthly Archives: September 2014

New Music Tuesday

Lucinda Williams has been quite prolific in the 21st century.  The woman who put out five albums in 19 years in the 20th century, released 5 studio  albums and a live record in the first decade of this century and is now unleashing a 20 song double CD containing almost 105 minutes of music. It’s […]

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The Mac is Back

It used to be I could name all the members of KISS, The Replacements, The Who, Jane’s Addiction,  The Rolling Stones or AC/DC. Those days are gone. I can’t name the lead guitar player in KISS or The Replacements, I’m not sure who the bassist is in The Who or The Rolling Stones or Jane’s […]

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Late For The Sky

      Late For The Sky came out forty years ago this month and it still packs a punch every time I hear it. The cover was inspired by L’Empire des Lumieres” (“Empire of Light”), by  René Magritte. The album itself contains the credit, “cover concept Jackson Browne if it’s all reet with Magritte.” The original […]

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Get Out

Let’s folk it up this weekend! The Way Over Yonder festival is at the Santa Monica Pier brought to you by the fine folks that put together the Newport Folk Festival.  It’s a 2 day affair headlined by LA local natives Local Natives and Lucinda Williams on Friday and LA institution Jackson Browne (expect to hear […]

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Jimi: All Is By My Side

Do you love Jimi Hendrix? Excited about seeing a film focusing on the years of 1966-1967 just as Hendrix was about to hit super stardom? Sounds great, right? Well what if they took away the music? Still interested but less so I would say.  That’s how I felt upon watching the film “Jimi” All Is […]

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New Music Tuesday

I’m not sure how he does it, but Leonard Cohen‘s deep growl makes me swoon.   I know the man just turned 80 (September 21) but when the heartbeat bass drum, the hammond organ and the background singers chime in that they “always like it slow”, it just hits me where I live. For those […]

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Friends is 20

Friends debuted on September 22, 1994.  Say what you want about Friends weird 90s fashion sense (see the above photo for proof) and personality quirks (could Chandler BE any more sarcastic).   Not to mention they had unlimited free time to spend in a coffee shop and two amazingly spacious New York apartments.   The […]

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Free Music Friday

Amazon has their monthly artists to watch including rocker Benjamin Booker, Mercury Prize nominee Jungle and one of my favorite artists this year, Strand of Oaks.  Click on the banner and dig in! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments […]

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Get Out

I love the idea of promoting the music scene on the Sunset Strip and that’s exactly what’s going to happen this weekend as the Strip between Doheny and San Vicente will be shut down for the Sunset Strip Music Festival.  Bands will play in the clubs and on the streets, dogs and cats will be […]

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Cover Songs

I’m generally not a fan of cover songs.  They’re good to hear as a curiosity but then easily forgettable.  Occasionally an artist will hit the nail on the head and reveal something different in a song, introduce me to a new artist I’d previously never knew or cover the song with such joyous abandon that […]

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