Monthly Archives: June 2016

Chicago and Saturday In The Park

“Everyday’s The Fourth Of July” when you hear Chicago‘s “Saturday In The Park”. The song is played at Saturday afternoon baseball games at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Nationals Park in Washington, Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Yankee Stadium and Citi Field in New York, and Coors Field in Denver. Chicago Alto Saxophone player […]

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Adam Schlesinger

Since listening to Adam Schlesinger‘s new music project Fever High, which he produced, I’ve been going down the Adam Schlesinger rabbit hole. For a guy that makes pop music that always puts a big smile on my face, this guy hardly smiles at all.  Google it and you’ll see how dour he usually is.  I […]

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2 For 2uesday

Jake Bugg‘s first two records had a distinctive Dylan sound to his music.  I think Jake got tired of the comparison because like Dylan (oops, still comparing) he’s reinventing his sound and changing up his vocal sneer in the song “Bitter Salt”, but the bitterness is still there as he yells at his partner “It’s […]

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Bernie and Ralph

Bernie Worrell and Ralph Stanley both passed away last week. Both innovated their respective instruments. Bernie Worrell did not invent the Moog synthesizer but you might as well credit him from creating a whole genre with Parliament/Funkadelic.  He made the keyboard funky.  Hip-Hop took notice and borrowed liberally from his handy work.  Those keyboards you […]

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True Sadness

In case you’re wondering what the new Avett Brothers album is going to sound like, Seth Avett wrote you a letter. Since you might be like me and can’t read a lick of the small font, the key paragraph is at the bottom where he lists the influences for this album. They are as follows: […]

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Greek Theatre

They might have new promoters and you can’t subscribe for summer shows and there is a new URL for the venue but the Greek Theatre is still a beautiful place to see a show. The first show of the summer  starts with the power trio of Neko Case, kd lang and Laura Veirs aka  case/lang/veirs. […]

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Stairway to Taurus

You listen to “Taurus” by Spirit and Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”  back to back and you think like Stephen Colbert, “They’re screwed” Springsteen said it at the 2012 SXSW keynote.  He played the Animals “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” and admitted it’s every song he’s every written.  At 5:24 he says “youngsters, watch […]

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2 For 2uesday

2 artists playing traditional music and yet still expanding on the form. Sarah Jarosz “House Of Mercy” Charles Bradley “Changes”   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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Song Of The Summer

It’s the first day of summer and so we can officially track the “Song Of Summer”. I’m not sure when this became a thing.  Billboard has tracked the summer song since 1985. It’s the songs that are on the charts from Memorial Day to Labor Day, For those of you that are curious the first […]

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The Power Trio

No, I’m not talking about the 100% Canadian Power Trio, Rush.  I’m talking about the All-American Power Trio of Parton, Harris and Ronstadt. Nobody is going to beat the way those ladies harmonize but there is a strong contending threesome that is 33% Canadian and that would be Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs. […]

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