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Favorite music in War Films

Music in film can inspire, uplift, drag us down and draw tears to our eyes sometimes all in one scene and the best examples seem to be in war movies.  As a small salute to the men and women who have served their country I wanted to take a moment to thank our troops for helping […]

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Brian Wilson’s Year

Now over 50 years into his career, it looks like 2015 is going to be one of Brian Wilson‘s most productive. Last month saw a celebration of the music of Brian Wilson.  Here’s Al Jardine, Norah Jones and Brian singing “Surfer Girl” Brian’s new album “No Pier Pressure” comes out today.  Late last year in […]

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Michael Brown and the perfect pop song

In my opinion, the perfect pop song  has melody, a great hook, great instrumentation without being overbearing and the lyrics usually have a sense of nostalgia or regret or of course, love. Phil Spector’s production on The Ronette’ s”Be My Baby“, The Beach Boy’s “God Only Knows“, The Zombies “This Will be Our Year“, Big […]

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God Only Knows

Every once in a while you hear a song that stops you dead in your tracks.  That happens every time I hear “God Only Knows”.  It’s a deceptively simple song about longing for someone after they’re gone.  The first thing that strikes you of course is the harmonies.  The amazing thing is it’s only three […]

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Weird Al Originals

  Everyone thinks that Weird Al just parodies songs but the truth is he always puts out a number of original songs that sound similar to other artists.  The songs balance the line between clever and stupid.  And even though Weird Al dares to be stupid, here are a five of my favorite Weird Al original songs that […]

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Vocal tracks

As is often said, “The proof is in the pudding”.  I don’t know what that really means as I enjoy Jell-O pudding and I have no idea what’s in there but what I’m trying to convey is you can add “enhancements” to vocal tracks but you can’t hide the genuine article.  Here are a few […]

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Weekend In LA

This is the weekend to reminisce about the way things were when you were just some punk ass kid. On Friday, drive your 1984 Cherry Red Chevy Camaro to  The Staples Center and soak in what is probably one of the last shows  Van Halen with David Lee Roth will perform. David (touring with the band […]

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Sexy Album Covers

In keeping with Valentine’s week I thought I’d just post some of my favorite sexy covers.   Side one is for the guys and side two is for the ladies.                       Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers […]

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2012 Concert Tours

This year looks to be quite an eventful one when it comes to major artist tours this year.  Here are a few to prepare you.  Start saving your money now. Yes, the group of Van Halen, Van Halen, Van Halen and Roth will meet up in your local hockey arenas this summer where you will […]

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The Box Set

Do you love Elvis Costello?  How much would you pay for a 3 Disc (CD, DVD and 10″ vinyl EP) for his two 2011 LA shows featuring the Spectacular Spinning Songbook?  Before you answer, we’ll also throw in a 40-page hardcover book packed with candid photos, a tour diary of Costello’s musings from each tour stop, […]

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