Tag Archives: Stevie Wonder

Soundbreaking

DVR alert! I interrupt this frivolous music blog to tell you about a show called “Soundbreaking“.  It’s an 8 episode documentary series airing now on PBS.  The series talks to the creatives behind so many classic songs to learn about the creation, collaboration and inspiration that went into making a song, A SONG.  It’s fascinating. This […]

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2 for 2uesday

In light of the events in Orlando, I turn to the familiar for times of healing.  These are two songs that always help me get through difficult times. Stevie Wonder “Love’s In Need Of Love Today” Good morn or evening friends Here’s your friendly announcer I have serious news to pass on to everybody What […]

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5 Years

I flipped my Rhino Calendar to May and there was David Bowie 5 years 1969-1973.  He had an insane output of amazing music in that span. Space Oddity Man Who Sold The World Hunky Dory The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars Aladdin Sane Pin-Ups It reminded me that I’ve […]

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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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Live shows during Grammy week

With the Grammys here in LA. Artists are taking advantage of being in town and playing some local shows. If you’ve got $1500 burning in your pocket, may I recomened the  MusiCares Person of the Year show with Bob Dylan on Friday. When you look at the lineup it’s almost tempting to pony up the […]

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Get Out

Two yearly holiday treats arrive in Los Angeles this weekend, The Dan Band and Stevie Wonder.  You probably know The Dan Band from their over the top performance in  Old School, Starsky & Hutch and The Hangover.  Expect more of the same at Club Nokia.  Here’s a small taste     The best treat of […]

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I Have A Dream

  It was a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 years ago on August 28, 1963.  It started to turn the tide toward equality for all.  And while equality for all is still a work in progress, here are ten songs that were/are  inspired by the speech and the man. Bookmark on Delicious Digg […]

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Martin Luther King Playlist

Here’s a playlist for you inspired by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: U2 “MLK” Stevie Wonder “Happy Birthday” Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” Queen “One Vision” The Byrds “Chimes Of Freedom” Pete Seeger “We Shall Overcome” James Brown “Get It Together” This James Brown is the first song played on April 5, 1968 […]

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Father’s Day Mixtape

So the recession is hitting you hard this year and you don’t have anything for dear ol’ Dad?  Well fear not, here is an hours worth of father-themed music, some obvious, some not so much, some looking from the father’s perspective, some from the child’s. All are classic songs are just a right-click away.  Maybe […]

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Coming Up

Unless you’re a Fanilow, there really isn’t anything new to get too excited about this week. There is a re-release of two Paul McCartney albums, McCartney from 1970 and McCartney II from 1980. McCartney is significant in that it signaled the end of the Beatles.  Paul even included his own Q&A with advance copies to the press […]

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