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One Album of a Novel- A Brief History of Seven Killings

A breif history

I always planned on writing the great American novel. The good news is I no longer have to. Marlon James has done it for me.  His lengthy master piece called “A Brief History of Seven Killings” is a definite killer

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The Genesis of Bluegrass

The origins of Bluegrass

For rappers and hip hop there is “Rappers Delight” from the Sugarhill Gang. Though not the first song ever to contain lyrics sung in the now easily identifiable rap mode, it is credited with being the first to break through

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Genes On The Grammys

Madonna minotaurs

Somebody told me there was an awards ceremony on Sunday but I barely remember any awards being given away.  Granted it was a big night for the crooner Sam Smith but the real winner at the 57th Grammys were dancers.

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The Basement Tapes Explained

Lost Basement tapes

The Basement Tapes were always a little mysterious to me. Growing up, I appreciated Bob Dylan; however, I wasn’t a fanatic.  I didn’t spend hours trying to decipher his lyrics. I was much more of a progressive rocker spending days

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What A Beautiful Sound-The Decemberists’ Latest

Decembrists What a terrible

It begins with a soft acoustic guitar and then one of the most distinguishable new voices in rock chimes in with “We know we belong to you.”  It’s a lament of an artist pleading to his fans. The song is

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Music Abounds In Valley

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Following one of the better years for recorded music in the last decade, 2015 has a lot to live up to. So let’s live up to it by going live.  The Vail Valley is set to hear a plethora of

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Joan Jett In The Hall of Fame?

Joan Jett hall Of Fame

To some of us she was just a singer of a number one hit.  But to the internal world of rock music she was an icon and trailblazer. She not only loved rock and roll she sang its anthem. She

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Music Story Of The Year

Foo Fighters Sonic Highways

Musically speaking 2014 was a pretty darn good year. There were a number of records that could have been chosen as best of the year.  The world’s largest most popular band, U2, literally dropped their album in everyone’s sock over

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Your Thanksgiving Playlist

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JOIN TOM TURKEY GENES on Thursday from 10am-Noon asa he plays many from his playlist: I know I am not alone when I suggest that Thanksgiving is the best holiday in America probably the world if not for Boxing Day

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Motet Gets Down and Funky


Though the large majority of the near capacity crowd last night was not even born in 1975, an extra large version of the Motet brought the eccentrically costumed crowd alive last night at the Vilar Center.  Let it funk down

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