Monthly Archives: September 2015

#BoobProject

Tomorrow starts Breast Cancer Awareness month and I wanted to make you aware of an amazing project emanating from legendary San Francisco radio station KFOG. Morning DJ Mike “No Name” Nelson’s wife is battling breast cancer.  Their 8 year old son Mike wanted to do something for his mom and came up with the song title. […]

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2 for 2uesday

Two songs I’m into this week. Shapes On Tape from Brooklyn, NY. “Right Where We Wanted” Shapes on Tape sound like they’re already aiming for the arenas with their oh-woah-ah-woah-ah woah singing along chorus.  The song’s lyrics admit “it’s not that easy” but sometimes that’s all you need to create a hit. Torontonian Rebecca Everett might […]

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The Blue Jean Committee

As a huge fan of music documentaries, it was such a treat to watch Bill Hader and Fred Armisen tackle the genre in their Documentary Now! series. Their obvious source of inspiration was the Eagles Documentary History Of The Eagles.  It was so obvious because the name of their manager was a play on the name […]

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New Music Friday

Fall is traditionally the time when veteran artists come out of hiding in anticipation for the Christmas season.  Yes, it’s two days into the Fall and already I’m mentioning Christmas. Here are the three projects that you might want to get for the holiday season. For The Grandparents: Don Henley– The Grandparents go to every […]

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Get Out

Two great pairings this week.   Sunday get your ready to shake your booty as Grace Jones and Future Islands perform at The Hollywood Bowl.  Don’t forget to pick up Grace’s book next week…oh, the stories she might or might not tell! Monday at The El Rey Theatre is the pairing of two country music […]

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PMRC and the Filthy 15

It was 30 years ago this month when the  Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) took on the music industry and their distribution of potty lyrics to their children. Newsweek did a nice oral spoken history piece on what went down 30 years ago.  Spoiler alert: Their campaign was crazy and based on the what we hear […]

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2 For 2uesday

I would be doing you all a disservice if I did not post Ryan Adams salute to Taylor Swift‘s 1989 followed by Father John Misty‘s tongue in cheek salute to Ryan Adam’s salute with a nod to the Velvet Underground.  You got more than two songs from each artist.  Aren’t you the lucky one?  The […]

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Weird Al

I finally got to cross seeing a Weird Al Yankovic show off of my bucket list and he did not disappoint.  It’s actually kind of surreal seeing his show in that you realize how long he’s actually been a pop cultural reference point for over three decades.  The show is a salute to everything Weird […]

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New Music Friday

Familiar names in less than familiar roles this week. Keith Richards plays guitar for a rock and roll band whose name currently escapes me.  He’s got a solo album out entitled “Crosseyed Heart“.  It’s his first since 1992 (that’s 23 years) and like his other solo efforts it sounds like he’s having the time of […]

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Get Out for Danny Elfman

Today it’s just a heads up as Danny Elfman’s Music From The Film Of Tim Burton is coming to the Hollywood Bowl for Halloween.  As every Angeleno of a certain age know, Danny’s band Oingo Boingo played Southern California every Halloween.  Danny’s played his soundtrack music a few times in LA and London but never in […]

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