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Tom Petty’s Top Five Best Songs

Tom Petty

This week we are expecting a new album from the always-trustworthy Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (the world’s most underrated support band).  Incessant tours, brilliant consistency and multi-generational appeal have been the hallmarks of Tom Petty and we expect “Hypnotic

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Peter Rowan Rolls With It

Peter Rowan

Peter Rowan learned from the best and then taught the rest.   Raised under the tutelage of the father of Bluegrass Bill Monroe, Rowan has remained a stabilizing force on the bluegrass scene.  He has been willing to embrace the

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Tommy- The Last of the Ramones Passes At 65

Ramones

All the Ramones are dead but The Ramones will never die.  Drummer Tom Erdelyi a/k/a Tommy Ramone died at the age of 65 from Bile-Duct cancer. “Now I Want To Sniff Some Glue.”   The seminal band of misfits who

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Goin’ Mobile With Speakers

Speakers

At the recent Go Pro Mountain Games, I came a cross a wide variety of cool items for outdoor activities. There were handy knives from Gerber, some tasty treats for your puppy from Eukanuba and plenty of energy drinks in

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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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