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2 For 2uesday: Christmas Edition

Cyndi Lauper and Alison Krauss singing a Dolly Parton classic from “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”? Yes, please! “Hard Candy Christmas” The Record Company singing an off-kilter/drunken version of “Blue Christmas”?  Sign me up! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to […]

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 Dolly in Holly

In honor of Dolly Parton playing at The Hollywood Bowl this weekend, I give you my 10 favorite songs not named “Jolene”, “I Will Always Love You” or “9 to 5”. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this […]

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New Music Friday

Two new albums from two of Country Music’s finest (new and old school) singers. Let’s start with the woman known as The Smoky Mountain Songbird The Backwoods Barbie The Queen of Nashville or pure and simple DOLLY Pure and Simple is the name of Dolly Parton’s new album and there’s a reason for it.  It’s written […]

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Happy Fourth Of July

I think this is just about the most American photo I have ever seen.  Have a safe and happy Independence Day! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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The Power Trio

No, I’m not talking about the 100% Canadian Power Trio, Rush.  I’m talking about the All-American Power Trio of Parton, Harris and Ronstadt. Nobody is going to beat the way those ladies harmonize but there is a strong contending threesome that is 33% Canadian and that would be Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs. […]

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2 for 2uesday

Finding new Christmas music is hard.  You have a month to break a new song through and most people are already on vacation,  So unless your name is Adele or Taylor Swift no one is going to have time to give you a listen. Here are two songs I had time to listen to that […]

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1984: The Greatest Pop Culture Year

I’ll admit that I’m biased but as I look back 30 years it’s really hard to top 1984 in terms of Pop Culture influence. Television had the Thursday lineup of The Cosby Show, Family, Cheers, Night Court and Hill Street Blues.  It was the first year for Miami Vice.  It was also the year of this take […]

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600th post

Let’s not get carried away but this is my 600th post.  In honor of the occasion I present how cool songs would sound if some of them were .600 slower or faster. Enjoy Dolly Parton is suddenly a male indie artist slowed down. Bruce Springsteen is suddenly Dolly Parton when sped up. And The Chipmunks […]

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Music Collaboration

John Fogerty just released an album “Wrote a Song For Everyone” comprised solely of past Creedence Clearwater Revival and solo songs.  The hook is he’s collaborating with a different artist for each song of that artist’s choosing.  i.e. Foo Fighters performing “Fortunate Son” and  Dawes performing “Someday Never Comes” I’m not sure if it means anything […]

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Free Music Friday

Amazon has their November playlist of New Artists on The Rise.  One of the highlights includes ZZ Wards bluesy alternate response to  Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” “Oh, Adeline, have mercy You don’t wanna break my heart, Take what’s mine, don’t hurt me, Steal my money, steal my car, Don’t take my man, don’t take my man, I […]

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