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Lead Singer Disease

As I was watching Future Islands lead singer Samuel Herring, shimmy, shake, bounce and exhort the audience to join in on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night, I realized that a lead singer that does not play an instrument is a dying breed. Perhaps it’s David Lee Roth’s fault.  Eddie Van Halen famously referred to Diamond […]

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Favorite Songs 2013

As much as I love albums I do love radio and the amazing ability for certain songs to be played over and over and yet still get enjoyment out of them with each listen.  So here are the 20 songs that I played ad infinitum in 2013.  As always the songs are in no particular […]

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Favorite Albums 2013

I’m still one of those weirdos that enjoys the full album. Like the movies, some deliver on the anticipation, many disappoint and some come out of nowhere to continue my faith in the full length recorded LP.  In no particular order, here are my favorites at this particular moment in time (favorites are always subject […]

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Free Music Friday

Take a sample from a few record labels this week. The National and Camera Obscura courtesy of 4AD means you can’t go wrong with taking a few of these songs out for a spin   Hardly Art is just being modest.  Check out Seapony and La Sera.  Great indie dance pop records on this entire […]

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