Monthly Archives: March 2015

New Music Tuesday

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, you should be aware of two Artists from the Emerald Isle that are worth checking out. Glen Hansard “It Was Triumph We Once Proposed…Songs of Jason Molina” Jason Molina performed under the moniker Songs: Ohia and his music is reminiscent of Elliott Smith and Nick Drake and just like these […]

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Bolton, Buble and G

  Say what you want about the music of Michael Bolton, Michael Bublé and Kenny G but the fact is they make a good, good living.  Plus, they are smart enough to be in on the joke that you think is their music.  They can one up you with a videos that give a sly […]

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Free Music Friday

SXSW is all about the samples.  Samples of beer, energy drinks, gum, condoms and oh yes, music.  With that in mind and with SXSW coming up next week, here are a few music samplers for you to enjoy. NOISETRADE SXSW 2015 DAY PARTIES MIXTAPE CHICKEN RANCH SXSW SAMPLER 2015 New West / Normaltown Records 2015 […]

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Get Out

If you go to one movie all year…of course it should be Star Wars, let’s not kid ourselves.  But, if you are a music fan and love the history of the LA music scene you MUST go see The Wrecking Crew this week.  The Wrecking Crew were a group of studio musicians that played on […]

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Polar Music Prize

I was not aware of the Polar Music Prize until today but Emmylou Harris was awarded the honor this year.   The prize is  “awarded for significant achievements in music and/or musical activity, or for achievements which are found to be of great potential importance for music or musical activity.  According to Wikipedia it is refered to […]

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New Music Tuesday

It’s a hard transition to move from your beloved band to a solo career. Peter Gabriel, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce were able to escape the shadow of their former groups But no matter how good their solo material may be Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Jack White formerly of The White Stripes, Ozzy […]

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Leonard Nimoy

Of course, Leonard Nimoy will enduring legacy will be as Mr. Spock but the beauty in Leonard Nimoy’s life is that he not only embraced the fans love of his character but sought out other avenues to create. He was a poet, a photographer (check out the Full Body Project and educator. Nimoy earned a MA in Education in […]

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Free Music Friday

Spring Break for the record industry is coming up.  March 18-21 is South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin.  It used to be a small, local event but like all good ideas (Coachella, Comic-Con, Sundance) it’s morphed into some kind of monster. Now every corporation now wants a piece. Good times can still be had, but you […]

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Get Out

First Fridays are back at the Natural History Museum and that means great sounds and great lectures.  This month you can learn from an actual Smart guy that is an actual Dick as Richard Smart (I’m not proud of that one) presents “Hidden Wildlife One Photo At A Time”. Hopefully it’ll be better than then […]

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1000 posts

I was about to start typing about some nonsense when I noticed that I’ve actually passed the 1,000 post mark.  This is actually post 1,002. I’m reading a book right now called “Show Your Work! 10 Ways To Show Your Creativity and Get Discovered” by Austin Kleon. It’s a quick read that inspires you to […]

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