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Slopes Music Style-Vail’s Live Music week


Which came first- the snowboarder or their playlist? Each and every participant at this week’s Burton US Open will likely have his or her ‘go to’ tunes.  The music that gets them stoked.  Even in a state where smoking artificial

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Party Rules for Music

Party Music

In high school there were always assignments for parties. You know what I mean.  The one guy in your class who could grow a beard usually had to get the beer.  The girls mostly took charge of the pre-social media

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Should You Go See A Cover Band?

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The Genesis cover band Musical Box recently announced a rare concert date in Denver this March.  This caused quite the heated debate between myself and my dear musical snob Just Plain Bill.   As a lover of live music performed

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The Revolution That Was Televised-The Beatles @50


I don’t ever remember seeing the Ed Sullivan show though I was alive during its run. A tad young at the time, I wonder if my mom forbade me from seeing it because of its risqué programming. There was the

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Tom Genes’ Super Playlist

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Tom Genes thought you might need some music selections to get yourself up for the game-As if you needed anything else to get you fired up! Omaha- Counting Crows – The battle cry of Peyton Manning is covered well with

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Grammys Share The Love

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Just like the world’s most powerful music couple, the Grammys appear to be “Drunk in Love.’  The 56th annual Grammy music awards turned into a love fest like no other. It was unconditional love for the industry sure as all

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Bruce Springsteen Reconsidered


I have never been a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen. For one in all honesty, I didn’t discover him therefore to me, a blatant music snob, he didn’t exist. Secondly, I often found him to be hypocritical. Third, his early

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How To Organize Your Music


In the best buddy movie of all time, “Diner” there is an epic scene when Shrevie as played by Daniel Stern is lambasting his wife Beth (Ellen Barkin) for filing his  James Brown record under rock and roll instead of 

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CBGBs Remembered Fondly


As far as I know there are not any bar owners in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but that needs to change.  I nominate Hilly Kristal founder and owner of the famed CBGB.  His story is the stuff

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Believe in Beyonce


She once took second place on Ed McMahon’s  “Star Search.”  She had a miscarriage before giving birth to a beautiful baby girl.  She’s a one woman industry, married to one of the music’s businesses biggest power brokers and she possesses

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