Monthly Archives: April 2016

Emancipation

Normally I have a look at new music that is coming out today but I’m still in a Prince funk.  When George Harrison was freed from The Beatles he released the 3 disc “All Things Must Pass”.  When Prince was freed from his Warner Bros. contract it took him only a week to release “Emancipation”. […]

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Country Prince

This weekend the look of the music fan may change from hipster to country as the Coachella Valley prepares for the Stagecoach Festival but I guarantee that Prince will still be on the mind of many at the Empire Polo Club.  There are few artists that touch all music formats and Prince was one of […]

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Prince loved Sports

Two of my favorite stories I’ve heard regarding Prince also involve competing in sports.  I guess it’s no surprise that the joy he brought to his music, he also brought to competing with others.  They’ve both been told numerous times, but here’s Jimmy Fallon talking about ping-pong and Charles Murphy talking about basketball. Bookmark on […]

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2 for 2uesday: Prince tribute covers

Not surprisingly there have been a number of artists covering their favorite Prince song.  Ironically, Prince did not want people to cover his songs. Bruce Springsteen played “Purple Rain” in Brooklyn.  The song is currently available to download for free on his website.   Here’s Lin Manuel Miranda and the entire cast of Hamilton performing […]

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Exiting The Stage

Like most music fans, I’m still trying to come to terms with Prince’s death.  Saturday Night Live this past week paid tribute to Prince by airing his many appearances on the show.  Watching his first appearance on the show back in 1981, you are in just awe of his performance of Party Up.   The […]

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Prince

I really have no words to speak of this tragic loss.  Our only consolation is the music will always be there for us.  Many of the lyrics in his songs from “Let’s Go Crazy” to “I Wish U Heaven” to “The Cross” indicate he was fully prepared for this moment.  We were not.   His […]

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Last call for Localchella

If you’re not going to Coachella, tonight is the last night to catch many artists that probably won’t return to LA for a very long time.  See them now! Of Monsters and Men Fox Theatre Pomona Miike Snow Pappy’s + Harriet’s Grimes  Shrine Auditorium Ex Hex The Echo St. Germain The Fonda Matt & Kim […]

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April 20

As the story on Wikipedia goes: In 1971, a group of people in San Rafael, California, calling themselves the Waldos because “their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school”, made a plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop. The Waldos designated the Louis Pasteur statue on the grounds of San Rafael High […]

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2 For 2uesday

When I first heard this song, I thought it might be something new from The Jayhawks.  It turned out to be Robert Ellis.  Americana music seems to be downbeat and focuses on the downtrodden.  That has it’s place, but it’s refreshing to hear an unabashed and powerful love song in this format.  Pre-order his album […]

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Substitute Singers

It was officially announced this past weekend that Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose would join AC/DC on their “Rock or Bust” tour, taking the place of Brian Johnson, who just retired due to hearing issues. It was also announced that “Oldchella” would be taking over the Polo Grounds in Coachella Valley with The Rolling […]

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