Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sweating musicians

It’s the dog days of Summer and I don’t feel like moving around at all…and that includes typing so in honor of sweat, I present my favorite sweat songs and musicians. Let’s start with the obvious #1 Funk sensation, James Brown Prince “Black Sweat” C+C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) […]

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New Music Friday

Last week’s sales gave us one the worst selling #1 albums of all time.  This week doesn’t look to change that so let’s meet Melanie Martinez, You might know her from The Voice (she was a member of Team Adam Levine). She’s throwing a “pity party” US Magazine has given us 25 fun facts about […]

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Get Out

Don’t Knock The Rock is going on at Cinefamily.  I’m always amazed at the never ending assortment of intriguing documentaries out there and there.  Cinefamily is screening two this week that should not be missed. You might know Michael De Barres as the rock singer for various bands that didn’t quite take off like Detective (recorded […]

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Columbia House

It’s the end of an era. Columbia House has filed for bankruptcy. I don’t think I know anyone of my age that did not get sucked into the buy 12 for a penny deal. When CDs first came out it was a great way to restock your library quickly. But then came those postcards and […]

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2 for 2uesday

Two bands that stuck out for me during last weekend’s Outside Lands.  They both played on the first day so that’s pretty impressive after witnessing so many bands on a 3 day festival. Band: Speedy Ortiz Hails from: Northampton, MA I’m so thrilled this band is carrying the torch of Bostonian bands like The Pixies and […]

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When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead: Jerry Weintraub

Jerry Weintraub was like Forest Gump, seemingly everywhere at once.  He started out managing careers of jugglers and ventriloquist.  Supposedly Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose is about Jerry’s early career.  He leaped into the concert tour business guiding the careers for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Led Zeppelin. He guided the career of John Denver. […]

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New Music Friday

Two very different styles of music from these ladies but both of these artists are worth your attention. Iris DeMent The Trackless Woods‘ sets 18 poems by acclaimed 20th Century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova to life. The project also fulfilled a long yearned-for desire to connect with her adopted daughter’s culture and history. Iris and her […]

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Music Festival strategy

This weekend I’ll be out at the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco.  Like all music festivals they post the lineup and you get excited to see all these amazing bands and then the schedule comes out and you’re crushed because you now are faced with some tough decisions. Here are my rules I […]

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

As we say goodbye to the best fake newsman out there, we remember Jon Stewart with the music he helped support during his 16 years behind the desk of The Daily Show. “Dog On Fire” by Bob Mould 1st :23 original intro when Craig Kilborn hosted :24-1:42 intro with Jon Stewart 1:43-2:45 closing credits with […]

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2 for 2uesday

Jarryd James From:  Brisbane, Australia Sounds like: He’s got the Sam Smith/Justin Timberlake falsetto and the James Blake sparse arrangements and the not so much matinee looks of James Corden.  I saw his show last night at the Troubadour.  It was his first US appearance.  He’s already brought the big stage lights in anticipation for […]

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