Monthly Archives: December 2016

Good Riddance 2016

As I write this on December 28, I am reminded that Lemmy Kilmister passed away a year ago. Carrie Fisher and George Michael are now gone and I’m wondering if I should wait to write this as it seems like 2016 took away my childhood and I’m not sure if it’s done yet taking my […]

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Favorite Singles 2016

My ten favorite songs for 2016. My only rule is they had to be released as singles.   My apologies to Beyoncé and Rihanna but since I’m an old guy I went outside the Top 40 and went for those NPR type songs.  FYI-Formation and Work were definite highlights from this year. I’m still a melody guy […]

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Favorite Albums 2016

My top ten list in no particular order.  As I look at the list, there is a lot of despair, desperation and death but also a little bit of hope and faith in moving forward.  May 2017 brings a little more of the latter. David Bowie “Blackstar” A great album that sadly became more poignant […]

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2 for 2uesday: Chanukkah edition

Chanukkah is in full swing, so let’s swing with two songs celebrating the festival of lights. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings “8 Days Of Chanukkah Too $hort, “Hanukkah Song” 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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Boxing Day

Unpack your boxes and enjoy the Nick Offerman and his Yule Log. Here are the highlights.  Big ups go out to the play by play highlights courtesy of Left4Donut Exciting things to point out: 3:10 Lifts his glass, looks at it for a second or two, and takes a sip. It is apparently very good. 5:44 […]

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New Music Friday: Nine Inch Nails is back

Two days before Christmas and Trent Reznor decides to remind us of how insane 2016 has been by resurrecting his band Nine Inch Nails with a 5 song EP entitled Not The Actual Events. As Trent “lovingly” describes on his website: “IT’S AN UNFRIENDLY, FAIRLY IMPENETRABLE RECORD THAT WE NEEDED TO MAKE”.  “IT’S AN EP […]

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The Unknown Best Albums of 2016

There used to be a time when favorite albums lists came out and I would know each and every one of them.  Then Napster came along and the floodgates were open and I can guarantee that at 2 or more of the albums from a top ten list come from artists that I’ve never heard. […]

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Rock Hall 2016 Inductees: Snap Judgement

Congrats to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for not taking their name literally and inducting innovators like Joan Baez and 2Pac. Congrats to Pearl Jam.  Excluding Radiohead, whom I don’t think is a traditional rock band, this may be the last guitar-based band from the 90s invited to the Hall.  You think Weezer might […]

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2 For 2uesday: Christmas Edition

Cyndi Lauper and Alison Krauss singing a Dolly Parton classic from “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”? Yes, please! “Hard Candy Christmas” The Record Company singing an off-kilter/drunken version of “Blue Christmas”?  Sign me up! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to […]

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Artists I’m glad I saw this year

We all know what a horrible year this was for losing so many artists that meant so much to us. You never know when we’re never going to see that performer ever again.  With that in mind here are the three performers I saw this year that I’m glad I can say I got to […]

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