Monthly Archives: February 2016

Rock’s Greatest Leaps

Some are planned.  Some are spontaneous.  Some signify to the band when to end the song.  A well timed leap can always add excitement and surprise to shows.  In honor of leap day, I give you a few photos and videos of some memorable rock star leaps.   And what’s a leap day like without […]

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New Music Friday

The year was 1973 when Emitt Rhodes last released music.  To put that in perspective, Justin Bieber’s mother had yet to be born.  And yet the legend of Emitt Rhodes and his music lives on thanks in part to the 2009 release of The Emitt Rhodes Recordings (1969 – 1973).  The music contains beautifully crafted […]

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Oscar documentary nominations

There are five nominations for feature documentary but two that are of immediate interest. I talked about What Happened Miss Simone? earlier this week but the one that will probably take home the award is Amy.  The story of Amy Winehouse which I discussed when it first came out but is worth revisiting again, especially if […]

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Oscars Music (Original Song)

The Oscars are this Sunday and amazingly enough I have been able to view all eight nominations.  However I realized I have no clue as to what the nominees are for Best Original song.  Obviously it’s not a major category, but the Oscar show usually needs to rely on these songs to provide some sort […]

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2 for 2uesday

I guess I must be in a 80’s mood this week as the two songs that caught my attention this week are filled with 80s type sounds and hooks.  Yes, songs like these are still made! Migrant Kids from Austin, TX. Voted Austin Best New Band in 2014 Brothers always seem to make the best pop […]

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

The documentary is named after an article Maya Angelou wrote for Redbook in November 1970.  The article is entitled “High Priestess Of Soul” and after watching this Academy Award Feature Documentary nominee, I have no doubt that Nina Simone was indeed one of the finest Jazz/Soul performers to grace this earth. And like many great artists, she had […]

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New Music Friday

I am just loving this resurgence of Mavis Staples.  For over 50 years this soul and gospel legend has lent her voice to some of the most moving music ever produced.   After a couple of Prince produced records in the early 90s, she focused mainly on Gospel music.  She has reemerged lately on the […]

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Get Out

While we’re still on our Grammy kick it’s a good time to remind you to visit the Grammy Museum.  Currently they have exhibits celebrating the work of Otis Redding, The Supremes and Ravi Shankar.  It’s also a great place to catch an interview and intimate performance in their 200 seat theatre.  Tonight it’s Ben Folds and […]

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2017 Grammy predictable predictions

The 2016 Grammy are over but the 2017 award winners are already shaping up.  We already know that Adele’s 25 will win in the Best Album category (especially as a make good for her horrific sound issues at this year’s show).  Because Adele will win, we now know Kanye West will not be in attendance. […]

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2 for 2uesday

New music from Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Cheap Trick (Rock Hall Class of 2016) have unsurprisingly another great pop/rock belter.   I’m not sure how they do it but I guess that’s why they are being inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.  Their first album in seven years “Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello” comes […]

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