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A Classic Rock Primer To New Music

Joy Formidable

There is a scene in “The Big Chill” when the character Harold proclaims that there has been no good music released for years. He is clearly a classic rock holdover and refuses to allow any new music into his life.

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Yes, This is A Great New Book

Yes Is the Answer

One of my favorite places in the entire Valley is the little music nook section at The Bookworm in Edwards. Here is where my youth has been transcribed. A place to find the thoughts of Keith Richards and Anthony Kiedis

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Van Morrison Doesn’t Need A Plan B

Van Morrsion

Of late I have been finding the same album playing over and over on my speakers.  Sometimes by chance as a random selection on my iPod and sometimes, I should say mostly, as a direct choice. Released exactly a year

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Rock’s Best Marraiges

Tedeschi Trucks

I’m on my way to a family wedding and though I’m tempted to write about great wedding songs, I thought I’d go one better and talk about great married couples in rock and roll.  Now there are many a rock

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The Return of Rock Dinosaurs

Rocking old dinosaur

Look Out! It’s the return of the dinosaurs!  Last year David Bowie returned in fine form with one of his better albums in years- which as they say wasn’t saying much. Now we get word that some of Rock and

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The Blues Had Baby Alright

Muddy Waters

The Rolling Stones took their name and much of their attitude from Muddy Waters.  John Lennon considered Chuck Berry the world’s greatest songwriter.  Led Zeppelin hijacked numerous rifts and songs from Willie Dixon.  John Lee Hooker invented boogie and thus

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Rock Star or Sports Star?

babyrock

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?

MMJH

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

Dark_Side_of_the_Moon_by_semereliif

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

Black Sabbath 13

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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