Monthly Archives: August 2015

Van Morrison is 70

Sir George Ivan Morrison aka Van Morrison is now part of the septuagenarian generation.  He may be far past his days of appealing to a pop audience but like each following generation, there will be those kids that will do the research and learn that the musical styles of Ed Sheeran, The Lumineers and even the confessional […]

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New Music Friday

The hit single used to be the instigator for us to want to buy the entire album.  Of course we all know first  iTunes took over and we started picking and choosing our songs of choice.  Now streaming services are the dominate player and curated playlists.  However there are a two singles out right now […]

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Get Out

Sad that you missed Taylor Swift announce “Please welcome to the stage Beck and St. Vincent” as they ripped into Beck’s “Dreams”? Well fear not as St. Vincent remains in Los Angeles for her show this Sunday at The Hollywood Bowl. This time instead of Beck the musical protege is paired with R&B chanteuse Erykah […]

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Born To Run turns 40

Born To Run was released on August 25, 1975.  It was Bruce Springsteen‘s third album.  The first two records, while critically acclaimed, did not sell very well.  I think most industry experts would agree that in today’s market, Springsteen would have been dropped by Columbia probably after the first album and definitely after the second record. […]

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2 for 2uesday

Two new songs I’ve had on repeat this week. City And Colour “Love Come Back” Ontario based singer-songwriter Dallas Green does his country proud as he continues his string of melodic melancholy with this gem.  The new album out in October is entitled “If I Should Go Before You” (see more melancholy!) When I first […]

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Bands on hiatus

On Sunday August 23, 2015 a day that will live in infamy the boys in One Direction announced they are going on hiatus starting in March 2016. The group, which is now made up of Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and and Niall Horan, has mutually agreed to take at least a year long break […]

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New Music Friday “Star Wars” The Wilco CD

“I have a whole lot of material. [The next album] is very different.” -Jeff Tweedy on Wilco’s next LP http://t.co/vUnjyrfzE4 — Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) August 19, 2015 Jeff Tweedy is not talking about “Star Wars” the album that is available on CD today but the next album Wilco may someday release (maybe next week, maybe […]

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Please welcome to the stage….

Let’s not get carried away but T Swizzle is coming to LA for a glorious 5 night stand at Staples Center.  Haim will be the opening act so it’s going to be like one giant slumber party.  Although I do enjoy the music I will not be anywhere near this event.  It is clearly not […]

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Songwriters

You may have heard that Rolling Stone issued their 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.  You may have also heard the usual well deserved griping (too old, too white, too male).  While all the people on this list certainly deserved to be there, I think many of the songwriters that have had tremendous success writing […]

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2 for 2uesday

Two artists that happened upon my desk this past week and made me prick up my ears.  Coincidently,  even thought their music is vastly different they both come from the heartland of America. Joni Payne “Must Have” Hails from Dayton, Ohio Reminds me of the noirish vibe from Lana Del Rey mixed the jazzy vocal […]

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