Tag Archives: Frank Zappa

Musicians acting like Jocks

Since it’s a “Super” week leading up to the Super Sunday, we’ll take a look at musicians and they’re tenuous relationship with sports. If you ask any musician, most likely they’ll tell you they picked up an instrument because they were not jocks.  However once said musician becomes a rock star, they are sometimes unwittingly […]

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Music Docs

Oscars were announced and now you think you need to catch up on some movies.  Wrong! Here are five Music Documentaries that came out last year that you need to see now. Rush: Time Stand Still – It’s like a love letter to RUSH Fans Beatles: Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years – They […]

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7 and 7 is 1967

I was reminded on January 4, the 50th anniversary of The Doors debut that 1967 was a pretty amazing year for music. I then thought that so was 1977, 1987…and so on. So this week in honor of 7,  I give you my favorite 7 albums that came out in a year ending in 7. […]

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Great Movember performances

So long to Movember 2016. To honor the cause of supporting men’s health  here are a number of guys rocking out while rocking the moustache. The Band “The Weight” from Woodstock Freddie Mercury with Queen “Somebody to Love” Lemmy with Motorhead “Ace Of Spades” The Beatles “Penny Lane” Nick Cave “I Let Love In” Frank Zappa […]

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All In The Family

  I saw the band Tweedy this week.  The core of the band consists of Jeff Tweedy on vocals and guitar and his son Spencer on drums.  Spencer’s loopy drum style constantly kept his dad on his toes as opposed to the precision drumming style of Glenn Kotche, Jeff’s drummer in the band Wilco.  It […]

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Banned From Saturday Night Live

The Tonight Show posted a teasing video of the last time The Replacements played at the 30 Rock address on January 18, 1986. They played Bastards Of Young.  I’m not quite sure but I think alcohol may have had a part in their performance not to mention their dress And I think because the wheels […]

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In times of troubling events we often turn to music to help us understand the situation.  A song can be very effective when the singer takes the role of the oppressed to help us to understand.  Neil Young (with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) brilliantly summed up the Kent State tragedy: “Gotta get down to it Soldiers […]

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Playing With Dad

Last week Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy released a song with his son Spencer on drums.  They’re releasing an album called Sukierae  (pronounced “sue-key-ray”).  According to dictionary.com, it’s not really a word so we’ll just have to trust the Tweedys’ on this one.  Any fan of Tweedy’s work will love this song and he allows Spencer plenty […]

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Movember: Best Rock Star Moustaches

In honor of Movember, a movement to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.  I present the greatest rock star moustaches of all time.                           Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers […]

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