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What Difference Does It Make KROQ Part 3 Episode 12

Holly and Dave discuss songs 39 to 30 of the KROQ countdown from 1981. Strange but true KROQ played Rush‘s Tom Sawyer in 1981 so Holly gets to geek out over her favorite prog rock band and Dave still doesn’t know how to pronounce the drummer’s name. Holly also gets to fan over The Go-Go’s […]

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Music Festival strategy

This weekend I’ll be out at the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco.  Like all music festivals they post the lineup and you get excited to see all these amazing bands and then the schedule comes out and you’re crushed because you now are faced with some tough decisions. Here are my rules I […]

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Artist cameos in Films

I stole this idea straight up from Flavorwire (click on the link and watch Peter Sellers in The Road To Hong Kong. You won’t regret it).  The idea is that some of the best moments in film are when an unexpected appearance from someone with a familiar face suddenly shows up on screen (think Alfred Hitchcock).  With […]

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Platinum Albums

People are decrying the fact that in 2014 not one album has sold one million copies to be certified platinum and therefore the music industry is dead.  The fact is more music is accessible than ever before with just a click of a button.  Have you heard that Billy Idol and Cold War Kids have […]

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Music Memoirs

It’s October which means all the autobiographies come out and none more so than rock and roll memoirs. Here are a few that are out now or will be released later this month.   Title: Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith By: Joe Perry What to expect: It’s Aerosmith guitarist’s rebuttal to Steve […]

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Sport songs

I just watched the Women’s World Cup game between the US and Brazil.  It contained all the drama of an Oscar nominated film filled with  humiliation (Brazil’s own goal), conspiracy theories and manipulations (bad calls and red cards), bad sportsmanship (Brazil player faking an injury to kill time), twists in the plot (US dead in water until Abby Wambach […]

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