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2016 Road Show

Some pictures from shows I saw in 2016. Join me next time, it’ll be fun!    

Music Can Be

This just in: I like a Joe Jonas song. For the record, I couldn’t identify a Jonas boy band song if one million dollars was riding on it. But I’ve been humming — nay singing! — “Cake By the Ocean” by… Continue Reading →

Dear Santa…I deserve this music

At least I waited until after Halloween… DNCE – Cake by the Ocean Downtown – Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Cas (phew…) The Party Line – Belle and Sebastian Black Mambo — Glass… Continue Reading →

Dead Man’s Party

Looking back, it has to be one of the scariest videos…those clothes from the 1986 movie Back to School (who saw it? me for starters), Robert Downey, Jr. doing his usual shtick but probably more high than usual, speaking of… Continue Reading →

My family’s music pimp is dead

Now for some old news…Columbia House has filed for bankruptcy. This technically doesn’t mean that the company is 100% closed — hell, even Enron and Lehman Brothers are still around in some cleanup capacity — but anyone who hasn’t lived… Continue Reading →

Welcome back, welcome back…

…welcome baaaaack! Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies. Let’s just say this summer I was busy attending many, many shows. Here’s a wrap up: June  Cake — may I have some and eat it, too? Not mainstream… Continue Reading →

XX the xx but not Jamie XX

Allow me to explain. First, I’m an OGF (Original Shoegazer Fan). Lush, oh Lush, how I loved your songs that ranged from witty to barely comprehensible. You really lived up to your name. And Ride, I discovered you on a family… Continue Reading →

Your musical roots

When you hear the brightest new thing on the music scene, someone is bound to ask about influences. For example, I learned that The Clash has been a big influence on 311’s Nick Hexum (his first band was named after… Continue Reading →

So happy to have you back Interpol

When: last night Where: 9:30 Club Who: everyone…all ages and folk, some lumbersexuals and wearers of the plaid What: musical awesomeness

What to do when life gets in the way?

For example, when your dog gets really sick, when your job gets really crazy and your to do list becomes longer than your play list?  I’d like to say that you simply add to the play list but sometimes that’s… Continue Reading →

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