Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Year’s Eve

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In Memoriam 2014

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Music Documentaries 2014

I love music documentaries.  They lift the curtain and let us peak inside of a world or personality or life style we could or could never imagine.   I think Dave Grohl did a great job with his “Sonic Highways” series but since most everyone already is aware of its existence, here are ten others […]

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Celebrities in Videos 2014

  It makes sense.  You’ve got a good song and you want people to hear it so you get a famous actor to help you out to get more YouTube views.  2014 had a number of these. Arcade Fire “We Exist” staring Andrew Garfield TV On The Radio “Happy Idiot” staring Paul Reubens Tweedy “Low Key” […]

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Fairytale Of New York

It doesn’t feel like Christmas unless I hear “Fairtyale Of New York” by The Pogues and Kirsty Maccoll.  It’s funny, it’s witty, it’s melodramatic, it’s sweet and romantic.  In fact, it’s the perfect Christmas RomCom movie and it’s under 5 minutes.  It wouldn’t work in an 90 minute movie format.  You would start to hate […]

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Best Reissues and Box Set 2014

If you haven’t been weighted down with Starbucks gift certificates, you’re probably swimming in Amazon Gift Certificates so with that in mind why not buy/re-purchase music you bought decades ago.  Here are ten of my favorite reissues and box sets released in 2014. Led Zeppelin I II, III, IV and House Of The Holy Bob […]

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Favorite singles 2014

Future Islands “Season (Waiting On You)”  It was their performance on Letterman that got my attention.  It was the song that kept my attention every time I heard it. Sharon Van Etten “Your Love Is Killing Me” – An amazingly powerful song that really cuts to the heart of her truly broken relationship, “Break my […]

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Best Albums 2014

  Music is so niche that most best album lists I’ve viewed contain maybe two or three albums I’ve actually heard.  It’s so personal but I try to choose albums that I think may have a longer shelf life and that I think get better upon frequent listens.  I also think it’s no coincidence that […]

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Free Music Friday

Looking forward and looking back that’s what Decembers are for.  So with that in mind, here is Amazon’s Artists to Watch in 2015, featuring music that was released in 2014 but will hopefully break through in the coming year.  Click on the photo to get the music And that’s not all! ATO and Partisan Records […]

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Get Out

Two yearly holiday treats arrive in Los Angeles this weekend, The Dan Band and Stevie Wonder.  You probably know The Dan Band from their over the top performance in  Old School, Starsky & Hutch and The Hangover.  Expect more of the same at Club Nokia.  Here’s a small taste     The best treat of […]

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