Monthly Archives: September 2016

New Music Friday

While I still await the return of my old timey desktop computer, I’ll listen to Bon Iver’s upgraded new sound on his third album and first in five years, 22, A Million. This album may sound more processed and less organic than his previous albums but the samples and beats sound fresh and natural. I […]

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 Dolly in Holly

In honor of Dolly Parton playing at The Hollywood Bowl this weekend, I give you my 10 favorite songs not named “Jolene”, “I Will Always Love You” or “9 to 5”. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this […]

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Computer Love

My old timey desktop computer went down and is in the shop so I’m texting this on my phone while enjoying “Computer Love” by Ohio based band Zapp. I love the old timey computer sounds and talk box vocals of this song and since it’s from the 80s there’s also a sax solo. The song […]

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2 for 2uesday

How hot is it in LA? Too damn hot. Just ask Ella and Robin. Ella Fitzgerald “Too Damn Hot” Robin Williams “Damn Hot” 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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Springsteen photos out in the street

As most every Springsteen fan knows, his autobiography “Born To Run” is coming out on September 27. I look forward to reading it and perhaps learning a little bit about what drives, insprires and motivates the man. His concerts are well known, epic experiences and there are many memorable concert photos of Bruce and the […]

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New Music Friday

Bruce Springsteen‘s autobiography, “Born To Run” comes out on Tuesday.   The accompanied album is called Chapter and Verse and it comes out today.  It’s basically a greatest hits package but the carrots are five songs Bruce recorded prior to his debut. You can feast on these songs two songs by The Castiles with Bruce […]

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Get Out

Summer may be gone but the music festivals go on and on and on. Go to Long Beach if you love the 80s.  Go to Irvine if you love the 90s The city of Long Beach jumps into the music festival scene with a nice music and food lineup and they are calling it Music […]

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Why rank music?

I once had a Classic Rock Program Director tell me that when he compiled his stations Top 200 songs of all time,  he put “Comfortably Numb” in the #1 spot ahead of “Stairway to Heaven” just to mess with this audience. I can see how some people might be up in arms with this minor […]

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2 for 2uesday

Good news for those fans of 80s fringe bands Fishbone and Rank and File,  Angelo Moore of Fishbone and Alejandro Escovedo formerly of Rank and File are still kicking and still putting out vital creative work. Angelo Moore is still kicking with Fishbone but with this new project Angelo teams up with Bay Area musicians and […]

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Skepta Konnichiwa

If you are like me, you saw these two names above and thought it’s probably the name of a Japanese woman. That is of course, false.  This is why I depend on the Mercury Prize to help me find exciting new artists from across the pond. This year’s winner is Grime artist, Skepta. He beat some […]

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