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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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Leonard Cohen

Nobody would have questioned the Noble Prize committee if Leonard Cohen had been awarded the Noble Prize for Literature instead of Bob Dylan.  Leonard’s words created some of the most memorable characters, places and things.  I want to laugh and cry with Marianne. I want to go to that unmade bed in the Chelsea Hotel, […]

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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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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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Merle Haggard playlist

No need for new music on what is normally New Music Friday.  Instead I recommend listening to Merle Haggard.  Want to know about his life?  Listen to the music.  Like all great artists, Merle wrote about his life experiences and it slowly becomes apparent that parts of Merle’s life may reflect on  your own.  There […]

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Glenn Frey

  Very sad to hear of Glenn Frey’s passing.  From what I’ve read in biographies and seen in documentaries Glenn Frey in the 70s was not a laid back Peaceful Easy Feelin’ type of guy.  As soon as he arrived in LA his goal was to not just to be a successful band but to […]

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Lemmy Memorial

This Saturday January 9 at Forest Lawn, the memorial for Lemmy Kilmister will be held.  I am expecting it to be the most kick ass memorial you’ll ever witness.   You won’t be able to get in, but you will be able to watch it on YouTube. As the site says… So wherever you are, […]

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The World According To Lemmy

If you are not familiar with Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister,  I strongly suggest you view Lemmy: The Movie.  There’s a lot to take away from his views on life and how to live it.  Sure he liked to drink and screw and play his video poker and was obsessed with WWII and loved to play […]

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Shana LiVigni

Her son posted the message on her Facebook page but when I read it I thought it was referring to Shana’s mother’s death, surely it couldn’t have been one of my favorite DJs. She was still vital and active and had recently been posting a lot about her upcoming book regarding her career in radio. […]

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Michael Brown and the perfect pop song

In my opinion, the perfect pop song  has melody, a great hook, great instrumentation without being overbearing and the lyrics usually have a sense of nostalgia or regret or of course, love. Phil Spector’s production on The Ronette’ s”Be My Baby“, The Beach Boy’s “God Only Knows“, The Zombies “This Will be Our Year“, Big […]

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