Category Archives: beauty

Friday Night Concert Clip: Clark Terry, “Mumbles,” etc.

I love rock music. Raised on symphonic, classical and big band, my musical rebellion was fueled by rock. Like most of my generation, upon reaching my teens, I eschewed “serious” music for the sorcery of simpler composition; loud, amplified guitars, … Continue reading

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Alex Chilton Commemorated by Congress

As you probably have heard, Alex Chilton, one of the principals if not the driving force behind Big Star died this week of an apparent heart attack.  Bummer. At the tender age of 16, Chilton made a splash with the … Continue reading

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Muse-“Uprising”

Listening to XM/Sirius “Alternative Nation” this afternoon, I heard “Uprising,” by Muse.  Now, this isn’t what I typically listen to but its deep, infections pop hooks, solid, driving tempo, 80’s retro groove and Blondie lift found me shouting the chorus … Continue reading

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2010 FIFA World Cup: Can You Feel It?

As the 2010 games beckon, there are several “official” FIFA 2010 World Cup trailers out there, each of which has merit. This one, however, reportedly created by USA fans, captures for me what the games promise. Continue reading

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Tal Wilkenfeld – The River of Life

I’ve been sleeping under a rock.  I so enjoyed HBO’s  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Anniversary show that I watched it several times.  One of the reasons was Jeff Beck’s performances, which featured an exceptionally talented bassist,  Tal Wilkenfeld.  … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert Clip: Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton is truly an independent artist. Having become disgruntled with his original contracts, he started his own label. Rich by no means, Sexton works when he wants to and makes enough to keep going. His is a true passion for what he does and it shows. Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert Clip:Teddy Pendergrass

In the late 70s, Teddy left the “Notes” to embark on a successful solo career, in which he morphed into a steamy, sex-charged love balladeer with wide appeal, including women of all ages. In 1981, he had a car crash that left him paralyzed. Many thought that he’d never perform again but a force of nature, Pendergrass proved them wrong, performing through the 90’s. Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert Clip: Argent

Rod Argent is a gifted keyboard player and musician of considerable skill that cut his teeth in one of the most underrated sixties bands, the Zombies.  Although they had a couple of hits with “She’s Not There,” “Tell Her No” … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert Clip: Irma Thomas (w/BB)

I heard Irma Thomas today on XM’s Bluesville belting a far from current version of “Hip Shakin’ Mama.”  A glorious early fall afternoon, the sun blazed down on the “blues schooner” through puffy cotton balls against a deep azure sky.  … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert Clip: Ry Cooder

It’s hard for me to recall a time when Ry Cooder wasn’t off in the background somewhere doing something few other musicians seemed all that interested in. For decades, Ry has been a musician’s musician, highly regarded as writer, session player, musicologist, collaborator, multi-instrumentalist, roots music enthusiast, producer and all-around performer. Continue reading

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