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Joan Rivers Late Show Show Music Guests

I will always admire Joan Rivers ability to adapt to the changing times.  Her comedy material for over forty years relied on the theme  “I’m not pretty and I can’t compete against these other women” but she worked that theme to a tea moving from stand-up, to Grammy winner, to best selling author to talk show host […]

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Paul’s Boutique is 25

Perhaps the greatest hip hop album of all time, The Beastie Boys “Paul’s Boutique” was released 25 years ago on July 25, 1989. It’s like the listening to the history of rock and roll music reinterpreted and crammed into the 53 minute length of the album.  Legally, an album like this could not be created […]

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Favorite Drinking Songs

The cool thing about drinking songs is that no music style has the patent on the right way to create the perfect drinking song. Hip Hop to Country to Rock they all have created some memorable songs. I know St. Patrick’s Day is about more than just drinking so let’s just say it’s a coincidence […]

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Making the Brand

Spin Magazine last week published an article listing their 40 greatest band names of all time.  I agree with most of the list (Motörhead is #1) but I’m not sure why the stopped at 40. So let’s continue the list.  Here are the ten band names I would add in alphabetical order. 1) Arcade Fire […]

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The Beastie Boys were my Beatles.  Sure U2 and REM were a huge influence but they played Rock music.  The Beastie Boys took rock music and turned it on its ear.  It was totally familiar and yet completely different. And like The Beatles, they matured, as did their music and interests.  I would say that […]

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Rock Hall Class of 2012

I did not do so well in predicting the inductees foolishly thinking that the true innovators should get into the Hall.  Every music fans favorite game now is to point at a similar (possibly superior) artist and wonder why they have yet to gain entrance to the coveted Hall.  With that in mind, let’s look at […]

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We Can Get Together

I’m still on my Hold Steady kick and just thinking about History Lesson Part II, the song that mentions other artists in the lyrics.  I started thinking that there are so many other songs that mention other artists.  Here are some of my favorites.  I’ll start with The Hold Steady is they go crazy with […]

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame came out with its list of nominees: If it were up to me (which sadly, it is not) I would give it to the innovators not the imitators (thanks to My Morning Jacket’s “Wordless Chorus” for always keeping that lyric in my mind).  Here is the list and […]

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MTV 30th Anniversary

Yes, it’s been 30 years since MTV launched.  Even though you probably don’t watch it anymore because there’s nothing but filth on there (My Dad would be proud that I finally came around to his point of view). People still care because it has helped shape who they are culturally.   I  know all 5 […]

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New Music Tuesdays

Tuesdays are the day that music is officially released to the masses.  Many artists though have chosen to preview their music through various websites.  The ones that I go to are NPR’s First Listen and Spinner’s Full CD Listening Party. There are two records released today that I love and think I’ll be listening to all […]

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