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Goodbye Possum

ShareI cannot let the passing of the best country music singer ever go unmentioned.  GEORGE JONES passed away yesterday.  He was larger than life and had a voice that could express all the pain and excess of that life.  That … Continue reading

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April Playlist – Some new, some old, some not as good as I remembered

Share1.  7 WORLDS COLLIDE   “Too Blue” (from The Sun Came Out 2009).  Last month I chatted about JOHNNY MARR’s recent album.  But I want to mention another excellent project that MARR was associated with back in 2009.   NEIL … Continue reading

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Neil Finn and Paul Kelly Live from the Sydney Opera House

ShareNEIL FINN and PAUL KELLY recently embarked on their first tour of Australia together and their last show was webcast live to the world.  Due to the time difference, I had to leave to go to work right after the … Continue reading

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Album Of The Month – JOHNNY MARR “The Messenger”

ShareThere is no shortage of reviews and articles written about the recent release of the first solo album from JOHNNY MARR, 25 years after the demise of THE SMITHS.  That’s for sure.  MARR hasn’t gone anywhere.  In fact, he’s been … Continue reading

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Album of the Month – RICHARD THOMPSON “Electric”

ShareMy four readers know that I am a big RT fan.  Between checking Beesweb (his website) frequently to being a little too into his gear (how about his new Headstrong Lil King amp?!!), my family may feel that I take … Continue reading

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Voices in my Head – ALISON MOYET

ShareI am sure I have mentioned ALISON MOYET before.  Fabulous British bluesy singer that reminds me a bit of DUSTY.  When she came up on the ipod recently, I went back to listen to Voice (2004), a favorite of mine and … Continue reading

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Great Overlooked Albums – RY COODER and MANUEL GALBAN’s “Mambo Sinuendo”

ShareI don’t know if an album that won a Grammy and was number one on the Billboard World Music charts can actually be considered overlooked.  So if you are already familiar with this classic, please read no further.  If not, … Continue reading

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The Best Of 2012 Playlist

ShareI must confess I had to scramble in the past few weeks to check out some stuff that had come out this year.  So I have been hunkered down trying to figure out what is better than what is not … Continue reading

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Joe Strummer Passed Away 10 Years Ago Today

ShareIt does not seem like ten years have passed.  More than plenty has been written about JOE STRUMMER over those years.  His story has been told in numerous films and documentaries.  But if we sum it all up, the influence … Continue reading

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November Blailist – And The Winner Is…

ShareThe days are short, waiting for snow and being thankful for Black Friday.  November.     1.  ALT-J  “Breezeblock”   (from An Awesome Wave 2012)   I had to report back who won the Mercury Prize (see October Blailist).   … Continue reading

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