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Favorite Albums 2016

My top ten list in no particular order.  As I look at the list, there is a lot of despair, desperation and death but also a little bit of hope and faith in moving forward.  May 2017 brings a little more of the latter. David Bowie “Blackstar” A great album that sadly became more poignant […]

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Quarterly Report Best albums 2016

I posted five of my favorite records that came out through April.  Here are my current five favorites through June. Day Of The Dead Could a  three disc Grateful Dead tribute album actually by a Best Album candidate?  If it’s curated lovingly by members of The National and gets the participation of some of Indie […]

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New Music Friday

Two new albums from two artists currently and formerly in duos.   I’ve really enjoyed the transition Canadian Power Pop duo Tegan and Sara have made from indie pop artists to genuine pop stars.  It’s certainly well deserved.  The video for the first single balances the line between indie and pure pop.  They acknowledge they’re going […]

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Valentine’s Day lyrics

Let’s step into the Billboard Hot 100 time machine and find out what type of make up and/or break up songs we loved at this time throughout the decades. February 14, 1956 The Rock And Roll Waltz – Kay Starr   There in the night what a wonderful scene Mom was dancing with Dad to my […]

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Co-Headlining shows

I saw Paul Simon and Sting last week and it was actually pretty good.  They sang each other’s songs and dueted together.   They played most of their hits (and a few buried gems).  The only big risk was Sting taking the lead on Bridge Over Troubled Water I think it worked quite well.  They […]

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Infamous Grammy Moments

Sure CBS tried to tie down free expression through fashion with outrageous demands like, “Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic.” See-through clothing […]

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Paul Simon

You may remember that Paul Simon released a pretty good album last year “So Beautiful Or So What“. It ended up selling about 250,00 copies in the US.   A decent number but in 2012 Paul is digging into the vaults.   This is the 25th anniversary of  “Graceland”.  To call it a landmark album […]

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2011 Holiday music

Everyone loves to take a shot at the Christmas classics or try to establish a new one so please enjoy these attempts from 2011 to reinvent the wheel. Bowling For Soup “I Miss You Most On Christmas” Kanye West featuring Prynce Cy Hi & Teyana Taylor “Christmas In Harlem” Mariah Carey & John Legend “When […]

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Fire And Rain

1967-The Summer Of Love-All You Need Is Love 1968-The Summer of Hate-Revolution 1969-The Summer of Woodstock-With A Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker) 1970-The Beatles break up-Let It Be…so do Simon and Garfunkel When you think of musically defining years, 1970 rarely comes up in the conversation but Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and […]

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Muppet Music

There’s only one record to worth your attention this week.   OK  Go does the theme song and the video debuts today.  The Fray does “Mahna, Mahna”, My Morning Jacket, Weezer and Andrew Bird also put their fingerprints on other Muppet classics. I anticipate awesomness.  The movie comes out in November and  I’m hoping the movie is […]

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