Monthly Archives: May 2015

Free Music Friday

Does anybody download music anymore?  I’m not sure.  Like most people now I try to avoid downloading music, preferring streaming from Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud.  We used to buy the whole record or CD and then with iTunes; a la carte but now I can’t be bothered with blindly sampling music by downloading.  Curation is […]

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Get Out

Get out.  Two simple words.  This week let me make it even simpler , U2, L7, JD. Bono’s bike accident, Larry Mullins Jr. father passing away, The Edge falling off the stage on the opening show and now the death of their longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, it has been an extremely rocky road for […]

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The Stones Keep Rolling

I’m far from being the first to say this but The Rolling Stones music in a live setting is still energized and vital.  Earlier this month I got to see Brian Wilson perform and while there is absolutely no denying how amazing the music Brian created 40+ years ago is yet there is also no […]

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New Music Tuesday

English Graffiti The Vaccines The English blokes are back with an album they recorded across the pond in upstate New York.  Their version of pop punk rock is now a little grittier, thanks to the production efforts of produced David Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT) and Cole MGN (Ariel Pink, Beck)   Radius Allen Stone […]

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Memorial Day

No one brought the emotion of a song like George Jones.  Give a listen to “50,000 Names” and do something nice whenever you see a serviceman. There are teddy bears and high school rings And old photographs that mamas bring That daddies with their young boys, playin’ ball There’s combat boots that he used to […]

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Dave Letterman’s awkward Morning Show

It all started with a very awkward morning show.  It gives hope to us all. You have an idea. It doesn’t work out but you keep working on it and 35 years later you have an insanely amazing body of work. Yes indeed, the longest journey begins with a very silly first step. It was a […]

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Get Out

Well David Letterman’s run is over but you can always get out to support the many wide-range of artists, Dave helped support throughout the reign of his show.  Here are a number of artists that are playing this week in LA and also played Dave’s show. Saturday Laura Jane Grace (of Against Me!) : Masonic Lodge […]

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Paul Shaffer

Part of the success of David Letterman belongs to his music director, Paul Shaffer.  Every comedic duo needs a straight man and Paul is that rare cat (as Paul may refer himself) that besides being an amazing musician, is also a great student of comedy.  He could parody Ed McMahon’s laugh or mimic Jack Benny’s reaction […]

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New Music Tuesday

Since it’s Letterman week, let’s highlight those artists that have performed on the show and have new/old music coming out this week. At Your Service Sammy Hagar & The Circle Live performance from Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, & Vic Johnson jamming on 19 Classic Rock tracks. Sammy “Best Teeth In Rock and Roll” […]

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David Letterman: Punk Rocker

To this viewer, there was nothing more original than Late Night With David Letterman.  The Late Show was a well deserved 22 year victory lap for David Letterman.  Everything I learned from comedy appreciated about comedy came from Letterman’s perspective.  It’s probably why I’m a little more cynical and jaded than I should be.  It’s […]

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