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Stream It: G I R L – Pharrell

You can listen to the whole Pharrell album before it’s released March 3, 2014 on iTunes Radio. Be sure to have iTunes 11, click on Music under Library. You’ll see a…

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Thaw Out from the Polar Vortex with some Delta Blues

So on Monday, the seemingly impossible happened. Temperatures in New Orleans dipped to an overnight low of 20 degrees, thanks to the aptly named “Polar Vortex”. I understand, for folks…

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The Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Screamin Jay Hawkins

Halloween weekend celebrations are winding down.  The last costumed party-goers made their rounds and are nursing a nasty hangover.  Kids are undoubtedly sneaking into the pantry for a piece from…

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The Next Day: Bowie Puts the Past in its Place

David Bowie was already contemplating on the subject of aging back in 1999.  Already at that point this legendary musical chameleon had reached his 50s.  His experimental albums, Outside (1995)…

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Virgin Records Bash this Autumn in London

The Celebration Kicks off in London: Virgin Records Turns 40! Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Media…it’s a veritable Richard Branson empire and no one can deny hehas made…

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Queens are Back From the Stone Age…Like Clockwork

… Like Clockwork is Queens Of The Stone Age’s sixth studio album and a big comeback for the band.  Six years have passed since the previous album, Era Vulgaris, which is…

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The Secret Life of Jason Schwartzman and other Movie Star Musicians

Jason Schwartzman…the band man? When most people think of Jason Schwartzman the image of Max Fischer might come to mind.  If you have seen Rushmore (the film that launched both…

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Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest (2013)

Tomorrow’s Harvest from Boards of Canada Gemini, Tomorrow’s Harvest’s first track from Boards of Canada, starts off with a sound similar to an opening credit to a movie with “____…

Lucille Bogan – Shave ‘Em Dry…Parental Discretion Advised!

Who is Lucille Bogan? The world’s first word connoisseur. She is responsible for what is quite possibly the dirtiest, most reprehensible church hymn in the known universe that is not…

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An Old Friend Revisited: OK Computer

This is a story about an album that means a lot to me. This is my view on Radiohead’s OK Computer. Sixteen years ago, in 1997, I read a review in…