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Thoughts on Music

Allen Toussaint

ShareALLEN TOUSSAINT passed away this week.   I’m sure the first time I was aware of him was when I heard his great piano playing on ELVIS COSTELLO‘s “Deep Dark Truthful Mirror”.  Thanks to Elvis, I discovered the great ALLEN TOUSSAINT.  There is … Continue reading

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The Sorcerer of the Guitar – Franco

Share“World Music”.  Yuk.  The term puts music in a box and suggests the music is inaccessible.  It implies that you will probably have to work hard to get it – to understand and enjoy it – just because it’s from … Continue reading

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Favorites of 2014

ShareAlthough Blailist was relatively quiet this past year, I did find some groovy new music in 2014. Here is a playlist that includes the highlights for me. Included (as usual) are old favorites ROBYN HITCHCOCK, NEIL FINN and LUCINDA WILLIAMS who had … Continue reading

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Album of the Month – Laura Veirs “Warp and Weft”

ShareWarp = the threads that run up and down on a loom or in a woven fabric.  Weft = the filling thread or yarn in weaving, drawn through the warp.  It helped for me to know that when listening to … Continue reading

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Album of the month – Lloyd Cole “Standards”

ShareLLOYD COLE’s new album, Standards, has been hailed as a return to form.  To be honest, when you google the topic, only three or four reviews show up and not much else.  That has basically been the problem for COLE … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Album of the Month – OPOSSUM “Blue Hawaii”

ShareThis is a candidate for my album of the year.  I just really love the sound of this album.  Featuring metallic reverb throughout, great drumming, and irresistible 60’s influenced pop hooks, this is very catchy music.  OPOSSUM is basically KODY … Continue reading

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Hal David RIP

ShareLyricist HAL DAVID died yesterday.  His partnership with BURT BACHARACH created many of American music’s new standards.  His direct style complimented Bacharach’s tempo changes and lush arrangements so well.  I read this morning that he was quoted as saying he felt … Continue reading

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