Tag Archives: Linda Ronstadt

Happy Birthday Matt Groening

Matt has created the longest running TV series ever (in case you’re not paying attention, it’s The Simpsons) and yet I still don’t know how to correctly say his last name….I’m pretty sure it’s Gray-ning. Since, this is a music blo,g I present to you my 5 favorite musician cameos from the show. Linda Ronstadt […]

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Linda Ronstadt Tribute

Brandy Clark: I’d like to thank Linda Ronstadt, wherever you are J.D. Souther: I know where she is That quick exchange at the Ace Hotel this past Sunday reminded everyone that Linda is, thankfully, still among us, although due to her affliction with Parkinson’s Disease she can no longer sing. The amazing thing about Linda […]

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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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Late For The Sky

      Late For The Sky came out forty years ago this month and it still packs a punch every time I hear it. The cover was inspired by L’Empire des Lumieres” (“Empire of Light”), by  René Magritte. The album itself contains the credit, “cover concept Jackson Browne if it’s all reet with Magritte.” The original […]

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New Music Tuesday

Stephen Colbert often talks about the Colbert bump, whereby anyone who appears with him on his TV show The Colbert Report automatically gets a boost in popularity.  I’d also like to suggest the Ronstadt bump; whereby anyone who duets with newly anointed Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame singer Linda Ronstadt, automatically raises the quality of […]

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Rock Hall Nominees 2014

The Rock Hall has announced their Nominees for the Class of 2014.  They are many repeat nominees so we shall see if the second..or third…or fourth time is the charm. Using My Morning Jacket’s “Wordless Chorus” lyrics of “We Are The Innovators, They are The Imitators”, I will let you know who I think should […]

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Music Memoirs Fall 2013

Fall’s here which usually means that long anticipated biographies are coming out. Here are a few I hope to read in the coming months. Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir  This woman ruled the radio airwaves in the 70’s, she dated Governor Jerry Brown and was called the first lady of California.  Any legitimate songwriter would […]

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Linda, Phoebe and Nicolette

There must be something empowering about the Astrology Cancer sign as three  strong-willed women were born this week.  No in depth analysis but this post is just a strong appreciation of three women that made the world a better place with their talents. Linda Ronstadt (born July 15) started her solo career shortly after her […]

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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

Here’s a few concerts you can download that have caught my interest: Bruce Springsteen: Wrecking Ball World Tour  I’m particularly fond of April 26, 2012 in Los Angeles Neil Young & Crazy Horse : Madison Wisconsin, November 14, 1976 Linda Ronstadt:  November 18, 1973 The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this […]

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