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Compare and contrast

Compare and contrast the week’s news from The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead.  Who did it best? The Red Hot Chili Peppers released a song last week entitled “Dark Necessities” for their new album, The Getaway.  The album comes out June 17.  Pre-order the album and you get a download of their single.  You […]

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Poor Performances

  Sam Smith sang his Oscar winning song “Writing’s On The Wall” and afterwards said “It was the worst moment of my life. Singing was horrible. I hated every minute,” he told the BBC following his performance. Adele sang “Hello”at the Grammys and had to deal with poor sound issues and  “… cried pretty much all […]

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Double CDs

Since Lucinda’s double CD came out yesterday I’ve been thinking of past double LPs and/or double CDs. London Calling, The White Album,  Zen Arcade, Blonde On Blonde, Exile On Main Street, Speakeroxxx/The Love Below, Sign O’ The Times. The River, The Wall, Physical Graffitti are 10 great double albums. Except for the OutKast and Prince albums […]

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Rock Hall Induction

While young fans were gathering in the desert at Coachella to celebrate music of the future and recent past, people aged above their 40’s gathered together to celebrate music’s golden past  in Cleveland for the 27th Annual Rock Hall induction ceremony. Part of the fun of the induction ceremony is trying to figure out which […]

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Rock Hall Class of 2012

I did not do so well in predicting the inductees foolishly thinking that the true innovators should get into the Hall.  Every music fans favorite game now is to point at a similar (possibly superior) artist and wonder why they have yet to gain entrance to the coveted Hall.  With that in mind, let’s look at […]

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Open Field Publicity Shots

Not to pile on Nickelback anymore,  but when I got this picture of Nickelback in a field, I was reminded of a piece I saw regarding bands and train tracks.  I thought of how many bands like to take pictures in an open field and look longingly at something that we can’t see; but the […]

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Innovators/Imitators

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame came out with its list of nominees: If it were up to me (which sadly, it is not) I would give it to the innovators not the imitators (thanks to My Morning Jacket’s “Wordless Chorus” for always keeping that lyric in my mind).  Here is the list and […]

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New Music Tuesday

The old timers keep coming out with new records which I guess is very encouraging. These are relevant artists because they still speak to their audience through their song craft. First off, is the new one from John Doe of X and Knitters fame.   Once again John visits dark and lonely places.  To get an […]

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