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7 and 7 is 2007

Albums are dying in 2007 so I found this a hard year to find 7 albums I still enjoy in 2017. In Rainbow Radiohead Their grand internet distribution experiment of pay your own price worked especially well because this was such an amazing body of work. Raising Sand Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Robert Plant […]

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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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New Music Tuesday

Two nice releases to start the new year. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks come out with their first album in three years and as expected it’s  a jam fest of rockin’ good tunes.  I imagine these songs are going to play well on the summer festival circuit.  It’s both jammy and punk sounding.  For those […]

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Grammy Nominations

The 2012 Grammy Nominations are out and it made the case that even though many people are decrying the death of the full-length record there is reason to believe in the album as the preferred way for artistic expression. The five nominees for album of the year are also all on my list for possible […]

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Rock Star Tattoos

Justin Vernon the man behind Bon Iver recently held a contest to help design his next tattoo.  As you may or may not know and now I do thanks to Wikipedia: “The “Bon Iver” moniker first entered his mind; while bedridden with mononucleosis, he began watching the television series Northern Exposure on DVD. One episode depicts a group of […]

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Your Alternate Coachella Festival

Coachella is sold out for both weekends (April 13-15 and April 20-22) but what are the bands going to do in between the shows if they can’t play in LA (The promoter Goldenvoice, stipulates that artists can’t play in the Los Angeles area during this time)?  The answer is play more shows just outside of  the […]

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New Music Tuesday

This weeks releases are dominated by the indie female singer-songwriter but not the light and fluffy kind of singer-songwriters, these women have some gravitas to them. Kathleen Edwards leads my list this week.  She’s been hurt by love a few times but man, can she wring out the angst: My love is a stockpile of […]

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2011 Favorite Albums

This list changes every day but these albums seemed to stay on whenever I made a change.  So here they are in no particular order…except for the first one. Any one who reads my blog or listens to the radio or watches tv or is ever on the internet and consumes pop culture should not […]

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Grammy Nominations

The Grammy awards have been reduced from 109 to 78 categories wisely removing the distinction between male and female performances. Of course that doesn’t mean there are still some eyebrow raising moments. The most pleasant surprise is the recognition of Bon Iver.  The song “Holocene” was nominated for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. […]

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New Music Tuesday

Happy Summer! There are a few new releases to get excited about this week. The first is the self -titled album from Bon Iver.  Bon Iver aka Justin Vernon released a brilliant album in 2008, For Emma, Forever Ago.  Last year, this soft-spoken singer from Wisconsin performed on Kanye West’s album and even sang at […]

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