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Radio, Pandora or Spotify?

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Sitting around a campfire recently, a young man asked me what I thought about the new music services, Pandora and Spotify, and what kind of impact they were having on radio.   Well as someone truly invested in many ways

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The Big Stars That Weren’t

Big Star

They say things come in threes. You know usually bad things like celebrity deaths and bad news from family. I have also noticed this trend with influential rock musicians and their uncanny habit of releasing three albums and then vanishing. 

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Top 5 Summer Songs of All Time

SLy Summertime

Summer has dawned over the Vail Valley and though the official start is not until June 21 around these parts we tend to get a jump on things. Therefore I decided to do the same and talk about summer songs.

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R.E.M. Unplugged A Must Have

REM unplugged

After nearly three decades as a recording unit, we finally get a R.E.M. album you can understand the lyrics.  It’s a bit sarcastic of course but the band, that defined college radio in the eighties and nineties, had a reputation

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A Concert Film For and About the Ages

Shut up

For years Jonathan Demme’s “Stop Making Sense” has been the standard for concert films. Many have tried but rarely succeeded.  Too often filmmakers try to make too much of the behind the scenes nonsense while others struggle to capture the

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Your Colorado Summer Music Festival Guide

MammothFest

Festivals, festivals everywhere you look another festival. And there is nothing wrong with that.   Each summer the number of music festivals only seems to grow and as long as they are successful, they will continue to enhance. No longer

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The Family Allmans Celebrate 45 Years

Allman Brothers

This year marks the 45th and what many say will be the last year for on of the foundational bands of the southern rock genre The Allman Brothers.   The Allman Brothers were at one time a band made up

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Buffalo Springfield-They’re Worth A Lot

Buffalo Springfield

  Music has bonded people together in community and some say contributed to governmental overthrows or at least an occasional riot. Why else would Russia imprison a band of girls who performed for free outside a church?  Lord knows it

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Campout for A Good Cause

Campout

I had a chance to visit with Scotty Stoughton recently the organizer and all around beast of Campout for the Cause- An annual pilgrimage of music, song and yoga all for a good cause. This year will mark the sixth

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Just How Good Was DEVO?

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Recently, we lost a visionary when Bob Casale Jr of Devo died. Casale was an integral part of the band that only a few years ago had made an almost invisible yet underappreciated return to rock and roll including a

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