Monthly Archives: August 2016

Sturgill vs The ACM

I’m not sure whose side to take on this one.  Sturgill Simpson, in a long Facebook post is calling out the Academy of Country Music for naming an award after Merle Haggard. In the post, Sturgill goes on record by writing: I find it utterly disgusting the way everybody on Music Row is coming up […]

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Gene Wilder Singer Extraordinaire

The best singers are the ones that put their personality into the song revealing elements of themselves.  Gene Wilder would not be considered a traditional singer but every since I was a kid I’ve loved the wonder Gene injects into “Pure Imagination” and nothing makes me laugh more than Gene’s duet with Frankenstein and trying […]

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MTV videos 2016

We all know that no one cares about the show but of course there will be talking points that everyone will discuss this week. There are five nominations for Video of The Year and they are worth watching. There is  Drake awkwardly dancing in a cube and Bieber’s dancers awkwardly trying to work together.  There […]

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New Music Friday

Old school rap is back this week. Every four years since 1996 Tom Morello has raged in protest to candidate(s) during each US Presidential election. In the past, Tom had has band, Rage Against The Machine or solo acoustically as The Nightwatchman. This time around he’s got Chuck D of Public Enemy, Cypress Hill’s B-Real […]

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Get Out

It must be the end of summer because all the big outdoor music festivals are this weekend. FYF Fest at Exposition Park.  13th annual. In existence since 2004 Saturday Headliners: Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala,Air, Grimes, Hot Chip Sunday Headliners: LCD Soundsystem, Grace Jones, Beach House, Father John Misty Ohana Music Festival at Doheny State Beach.  1st year […]

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Keith Moon would have been 70

If Keith Moon were alive today he would be dead.  Some people live long,fruitful lives, others live to burn the candles at both ends and then slice it in half and blow it up and that was Keith.  He lived life the way he played the drums, kind of all over the place and yet […]

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2 For 2uesday

I’ve got two welcome returns from artists that I love.  The songs are both low-key bluesy, funky jams that still manage to showcase their amazing talents. Gary Clark Jr. contribution to the upcoming film Deepwater Horizon about the biggest oil spill in US history.  The song is a gospel tinged blues jam that downplays his […]

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Make It With You

Summertime music for me has become a nostalgic trip of days gone by and of a time a long, long ago that I don’t remember but somehow resonates with me.  This is one of the reasons I love Yacht Rock. Yacht Rock is a combination of soft rock, adult contemporary music, blue-eyed soul and smooth […]

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New Music Friday

Two new albums from two of Country Music’s finest (new and old school) singers. Let’s start with the woman known as The Smoky Mountain Songbird The Backwoods Barbie The Queen of Nashville or pure and simple DOLLY Pure and Simple is the name of Dolly Parton’s new album and there’s a reason for it.  It’s written […]

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Guns N’ Roses 25 years after The Forum

If you live in LA and you love hair metal this is your weekend to relive the glory days. As you all know, Guns N’ Roses have put aside their differences and are raking in millions reliving their glory days and will play two nights at Dodger Stadium with The Cult. Good news is the band adheres […]

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