Monthly Archives: April 2015

Get Out

I honestly can’t think of another band that broke up for ten years, made a new record that is as strong as many of their pre-breakup albums and is now garnering new fans both young and old based on their current album and tour.  I am, of course talking about Sleater-Kinney and their reunion tour […]

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Vin Scelsa

It really is the end of an era as free-form radio host Vin Scelsa and his show “Idiot’s Delight”  is turning off his microphone after 48 years on the radio.   Vin is a New York institution and like all radio personalities he has bounced around the dial.  Scelsa went on to work in commercial […]

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New Music Tuesday

If this were the 90s when people were still paying attention to the album charts this would be a huge week in trying to predict which album will hit the #1 spot this week. My trifecta would be: 1) Josh Groban  “Stages” Just in time for Mother’s Day.  You’re mom’s favorite singer sings your grandmother’s […]

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The Live Album

Comes Alive, At Budakon, Folsom Prison, At The Apollo, At Leeds.  Most music fans can fill in the blanks with Frampton, Cheap Trick, Johnny Cash, James Brown and The Who.  A long time ago the live album was created to establish the authenticity of the artist and in some cases like the aforementioned albums launched their […]

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Outlaws and plenty of Green Grass

  The Outlaws are playing the Stagecoach Festival this weekend and it gave me a chance to revisit one of the great FM radio classics from the 70s.  I’m talking “Green Grass and High Tides” Founding Outlaw and songwriter Hughie Thomasson describes the creation of the song: “I wrote that song in St Augustine, Florida. […]

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Get Out…to Stagecoach

With Coachella finally out of the way, it’s now time to focus on Country Coachella aka Stagecoach.  Just like Coachella, the headliners aren’t necessarily the most interesting performers to see at this festival so with that in mind and now that the set times are posted, here is a potential strategy to see some worthwhile […]

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Earth Day Songs

Happy Earth Day!   Feel free to play these earth friendly songs as you plan your Earth Friendly landscaping.   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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New Music Tuesday

Things are certainly popping in Alabama.  The past two weeks St. Paul and The Broken Bones were crushing it at Coachella. On Saturday for Record Store Day they released a live record in the shape of their home state. Now it’s Alabama Shakes turn to grab the spotlight as their second album, Sound & Color is […]

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Record Store Day Bootie

One of the reasons people buy pieces of art is to tell the story behind them.   And since  I consider my records artwork, here are the stories to tell regarding my five purchases from Record Store Day 2015. 1) Bob Dylan “The Basement Tape”:  Since there are so many different configurations of The Basement […]

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Free Music Friday

I saw The Replacements this week.  My wife called it a hot mess.  I thought it was a pretty tight set from the band.  I was reminded of how ramshackle their shows could be and of course that makes me think of their legendary bootlegged show “The Shit Hits The Fans” Here’s the Wikipedia decscription: […]

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