Monthly Archives: September 2015

HitnRun

Prince released an album called HITnRUN last week.  I know this because I saw the interview in Entertainment Weekly.  The interview consisted of the reporter entering Paisley Park, Prince’s recording studio outside Minneapolis.  The reporter is not allowed a recorder, nor a pencil or paper to jot down notes.  Prince sits in the room while […]

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2 for 2uesday

Two of my favorite songs from this past week. McClain Sullivan “Happy Anniversary” From Seattle, Washington. Sounds like Jill Scott, Amy Winehouse or Lauryn Hill. Yes, I’m dropping some big names.  She attended the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music so her pedigree is in order.  This song definitely piqued my curiosity.  She recalls a […]

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In the year 5776

It is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year of 5776 and in honor of the occasion I’m posting some videos of Stephen Colbert discussing the holiday.  Even though Stephen is Catholic, on his old show he discussed the meaning of Rosh Hashanah in the only way the character of Stephen Colbert could be accepting out forgiveness […]

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New Music Friday

There is no finer treat than hearing Gary Clark Jr. on guitar and Ben Folds on piano. Don’t believe me.  Here’s GCJ in action. and here’s Mr. Folds Both have albums out that push their talents even further than we’ve heard in the past.    Gary goes conceptual lyrically with album centered around faith and hope […]

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Get Out

I’m of the opinion that if you don’t love The B-52’s, you don’t love life.  My recommendation to you is to get out of your own private Idaho, embrace life and get out to see the B-52’s this weekend at The Hollywood Bowl.  You’ll be glad you did.  Enjoy! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend […]

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Bublé is 40

Michael Bublé; He’s smooth, sophisticated and Canadian and like most Canadians he has a pretty good sense of humor. Fun fact: He’s no longer Canadian.  When he was 30 he became a naturalized Italian citizen (his father and grandparents are of Italian descent)  Who knows what wacky thing he’ll do this year?  We can only […]

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2 for 2uesday

Band: Fort Lean From: Brooklyn, NY Sounds like: The 80s.  A speeded-up guitar intro that begins like “Springsteen’s “Trapped”.  The chorus explodes and it sounds like the singer is trapped as he explains in the chorus “A thought you said, we could both disappear”.  As is usually the case with me,   I just don’t […]

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Labor Day

Happy Labor Day!  May you make your workplace as fun as Josh Baskin had it in BIG.  I like how Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time” is featured in the trailer but Huey Lewis’ “Workin’ For A Livin’” was placed in the actual movie. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share […]

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Force Friday

Normally I look at new music releases but this week is kind of special for Star Wars nerds. Most artists have confidence in their abilities but when it comes time to negotiating, the artist usually goes for the big advance (just look to Bruce Springsteen’s Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) “the record company Rosie just gave me […]

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Get Out

I’m not one to travel all the way out to Orange County but this Saturday I might make an exception. The lineup is inspired.  Cat Power, The Julie Ruin and and  Kim Gordon (follow her on Instagram, you won’t regret it), are performing with Kate Nash, La Sera and Cherry Glazerr at Burger-A-Go-Go 2.  .  Go and hear these […]

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