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Rock Star or Sports Star?


When my son grows up I want him to be a rock star. Now that may not be a surprising comment from someone who writes a music column or spends his day job on the air at a radio station;

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Who is My Morning Jacket?


From time to time, I am approached by music fans who ask me the easiest question to answer. Who is the best live band performing today?  The simple answer is My Morning Jacket.   Who? You might say. Exactly. This

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Growing Up With The Dark Side


Shortly after getting my driver’s license, I was grounded. Sent to my room. No friends. But what my parents didn’t realize was I had a record player. The creation carrying Thomas Edison’s DNA that could take me to worlds far

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Mid Year In Music Awards

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The middle of the year begs the question what have you missed?  It’s a chance to reflect back on the first six months of the year and make sure your record collection or digital downloads folder these days is loaded

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Rock’s Most Underrated


Watching the remarkable run of the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Championship made me appreciate the under appreciated.  In my opinion Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan are two of the most underrated coach and athlete in any sport.  Their

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Daft Punk Wakes Up The Dance


The mark of a truly great rock song is one musically intriguing and lyrically compelling. So fascinating that you are driven to research the subject matter to find out more about the artist’s muse. A good example of this is

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Campout For The Cause is a Winner

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Next week starts the official summer music season with the Campout for the Cause.  This masterful event conceived by True Local Scotty Stoughton is in its fifth year.  Musically and recreationally, it has matured to a premiere early season music

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Foxygen’s Trippy Journey in Time


When you put the needle down on this new record, what? You don’t know what a needle is? Oh well anyways, when you hit the play button on whatever music playing device you have and you hear the first note

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Dawes Bring Us Back To The Garden


Laurel Canyon is one of those legendary geographical locations that has taken on a mythic presence in the annals of rock and roll.  Numerous books have been written about the mystique of this California valley where country, folk and rock

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Jimmy Cliff Is Reggae


Music has been a part of the human experience since the beginning of time.  And every generation has ground breaking artists who transcend a genre.  Rock and roll had Elvis and The Beatles, for country it’s Hank Williams and Bob

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