Tag Archives: R.E.M.

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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2 For 2uesday

R.E.M. may have broken up back in 2011 but they are still active in their contributions to the upcoming election.  Case in point are their two contribution to 30 Days 30 Songs.  The first song is a live version of World Leader Pretend.  It’s a song from 1988 (also an election year) that is still […]

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Best Reissues and Box Set 2014

If you haven’t been weighted down with Starbucks gift certificates, you’re probably swimming in Amazon Gift Certificates so with that in mind why not buy/re-purchase music you bought decades ago.  Here are ten of my favorite reissues and box sets released in 2014. Led Zeppelin I II, III, IV and House Of The Holy Bob […]

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Music Vault

There is a website called Music Vault that just partnered with YouTube.  Music Vault is associated with Wolfgang’s Vault, the pay service that has access to thousands of hours of live music audio and video from Classic rock, jazz and current artists. Music Vault is a treasure trove of great live performances.  No shaky web phone […]

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New Music Tuesday

The Black Keys are back and expanding on their sound.  On their last tour they took to the arenas and that might have inspired the band to flesh out those songs.  The first song on their new album “Turn Blue” features is a nearly 7 minute song that stars slow and builds to a full […]

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Seven songs

7 days of the week. 7 continents, 7 seas, the diameter of a 45RPM single.  Seven is a wonderful number. So in honor of my 700th post (actually it’s 701), here are 7 great 7 songs. Sunny Day Real Estate “Seven” Rosanne Cash “Seven Year Ache” Queen “Seven Seas of Rhye” REM “Seven Chinese Brothers” […]

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Lou Reed

Brian Eno once famously said regarding the poor selling debut album of The Velvet Underground “Everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band.” This may help explain why I never started a band because frankly, The Velvet Underground scared me.  I had no interest as a kid in hearing about the dark […]

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Labor Day videos 1980s style

I don’t know what it was about the 80s and our desire to sing a catchy pop song about the trials and tribulations of the working class but here are ten videos you watched on MTV for your Labor Day weekend.  So pop open a Bartles & Jaymes and enjoy.  Thank you for your support. And how […]

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Sexy (NSFW) Music Videos

That title alone should get me a lot of “hits” today. Both Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke have recently released videos that celebrate the female form (at least the 20 something well honed female form) and people are all a titter (pun intended) about whether this is appropriate. Of course nudity and music go hand […]

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2011 Favorite songs

Too many favorites to mention but here are the ones I think I’ll be playing for the next decade. Adele “Someone Like You“-Rolling in the Deep would also make this list but I chose this one as it became the first song to hit #1 with just a piano accompaniment.  Extra points for the spot […]

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