Tag Archives: Dave Grohl

Falling on stage

Revenue may be up for the concert business this year, but artists seem to be falling down, tripping or flat out being ripped from the stage more than ever this year.  The unpredictability of live events is part of the fun of going to shows.  No matter how rehearsed and prepared the artists are for […]

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Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day is here. While I still love the idea of spreading the love and joy of record shopping, it definitely is a double-edged sword as people line up around the block of their local record store to pay high retail prices for what may or may not be collector’s items.  That said, there […]

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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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New Music Tuesday

My favorite pop band band hailing from Glasgow that’s not named Belle and Sebastian is putting out a new album entitled Desire Lines.  That band would be Camera Obscura and they’re working with one of my favorite producers, Tucker Martine and singing with two of my favorite artists Jim James and Neko Case.  I’m putting […]

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Musicians come first

SXSW is over and buzzed about bands will continue to be buzzed about while others will go back and work harder to get better.  Hopefully those musicians were in attendance or heard Dave Grohl’s SXSW keynote speech.  His speech contained key phrases that he kept repeating over and over like a mantra or actually more […]

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New Music Tuesday

While everyone’s going to Austin to become the next big thing, the already Big Things are releasing their albums. David Bowie arises from his self-imposed ten year sabbatical to put out an album entitled The Next Day .  Reviews for this album have been fairly decent reflects on his views of the world as the now elder […]

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The O Face

There’s something about rocking out and creating that face that super, sexy face that lets you know they’re working hard for the money.  The website Ultimate Classic Rock reminded me of the O face, which reminded me of this great Dana Carvey bit about guitar players. Of course this isn’t limited to guitar players.  Here’s […]

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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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The Collaboration

“I’d like to now bring out on stage…”  When I’m at shows those words always get me excited about which possible artist is waiting in the wings ready to step forward.  Sometimes, even if the names don’t earn an audible gasp (i.e. Beyonce or Bruce Springsteen) it can still be very cool. Last week at Dawes’ […]

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