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Sep 15 Zak Smith’s “Signs Of Life” Reviewed
Full blown CD’s of acoustic songs are not my normal cup of tea but at least I didn’t cringe or quit listening to any of these songs in disgust. Zak Smith can write a song with melody and I imagine the Springsteen influences and comparisons will level out in the future. If I were to grade this I would give this a B .
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Sep 15 Kanye West (Yes Again) Has A Problem With People Sitting At His Shows
Kanye stopped the show at at Qantas Credit Union Arena when two seated fans wouldn’t get up, because, well, this time they were in wheelchairs. The Daily Mail Australia reported that Kanye refused to perform until the crowd were on their feet, saying, ‘I can’t do this song, I can’t do this show until everybody stand up.’
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Sep 15 Meet Billy Idol During His Upcoming Book Tour
You know me as Billy Idol, the hell-raising rebel who’s lived life to the full—sometimes fuller than life would allow. But I am also William Michael Albert Broad, a working-class kid from the suburbs of London: a dreamer with his nose forever in a book, cursed with feeling too much, dreaming too big, and suffering slights too deeply
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Sep 15 Meghan Trainor’s “Title” Reviewed
The difference lyrically isn’t the difference between love and indifference towards men but about her sense of physicality: her self image. Which has improved vastly. Now she can spend her time worrying about which guys only want her because she’s famous.
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Sep 15 That Was The Week Of September 8th, 2014, That Was
Justin Townes Earle’s Single Mothers towers above the week. A pathetic three star review in Rolling Stone and a general missing the point of perfection by everybody else, this is maybe the album of the year. It must be Top Five. What price doing the work of a lifetime and people not listening?
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Sep 15 UK Top 10 Albums 9-19-14
I didn’t much care for the first single “Rainbow” and didn’t pursue the new Robert Plant album but I have heard it now and it is a very strong. Incidentally, I just read about ten reviews and nobody knows how to describe the sound. Let me help: the words are folk rock. Sam Smith at the top of the charts again!
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Sep 15 UK Top 10 Singles 9-19-14
Wait a second, Brown, Usher and Ross? Personally, I am amazed Ross is still kicking but he really is a great rapper and this is a soulful, more Usher than Brown track. Personally, I was disappointed by “Blame” -relatively speaking of course. I’m guessing John Newman gave it the magic juice.
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Sep 15 10 Songs: Monday, September 15th, 2014
“I take a trip to Gaza, it’s really love I’m after” might be the point but “She’s got a giggle when she talks, she’s close to God, I treat her like a a dog” is the money shot. With air raid sirens as the hook, this is one of the most lovely songs and strange songs you’ll hear this year. Is he being ironic? Unlikely – A
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Sep 14 Grimes Is Going Through A Crisis
She read some reviews and listened to her fans…. and she heard them. After releasing her new single ‘Go’ and a video to go with it, the reaction was not positive at all. The tune sounded too much like this Rihanna radio-friendly mainstream R&B to be even remotely interesting – not very surprising as the song was originally written for Rihanna.
Posted 14 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 14 While We’re Talking U2, Let’s Remember Negativland’s U2
Negativland withdrew the single, then chronicled the controversy in a magazine/CD, ‘The Letter U and the Numeral 2’ and a book, ‘The Story of the Letter U and the Numeral 2’, but re-released the single in 2001 under the new name ‘These Guys are from England and who gives a shit’… Hilarious
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Sep 14 “Shake It Off” Lip Dub – Delta Sigma Phi Beta Mu And For A Charity…
This is so spectacular not only has it gone viral with over a million views on Youtube, but Taylor herself gave it a nod: ” I’m personally inviting all of these guys (and a date!) to a show on tour next year, it’s on me. Nailed it, bros! ” Enjoy… and donate…
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Sep 14 Let’s Active: rock nyc’s Concert Picks Week Of September 15th, 2014
Deer Tick, the Hold Steady and The Replacements Forest Hills gig on Friday may well prove to eb the rock show of the year except, I don’t much like Deer Tick and the Hold Steady’s last album was a dog and… the Replacements? Nearly all my rock critic peers worship this band and I don’t so I’m going in needing to be convinced.
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Sep 14 Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases Week Of September 15th, 2014
Texas In July I saw open for The Devil Wears Prada earlier this year and loved em, I’ve been listening to Paolo Nutini all summer, and he has a great voice but didn’t obsess over the album. Shellac should be a blast. But I am going with Chris brown because 1) nobody else will and 2) I really like his dance r&b.
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Sep 14 Medium Cool: The week In Talk Show Guests 9-15-14
Smokey Robinson on the Talk. A crap show but daddy, it’s Smokey. But I’m just messing with you, Barbra Streisand on Fallon, her first Late Night Appearance in FIFTY YEARS (except for a cameo on Letterman in 94) in support of the dreaded Partners, towers over the week.
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Sep 14 10 Songs, Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Childhood’s End – Majick Cloudz – I am catching em opening for one Lorde on Monday and so here is a taste of the Canadian electronic duo and I can’t say I am thrilled at the prospect: they sound like the Drums without the surf and with plenty of electronics and deep piddle paddle drums – B-
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Not With The Band: Richard Dawkins, Elvis Presley And Why I Prefer My Musicians Faithless

Richard Dawkins

You have to excuse me, but I just met the great Richard Dawkins, the famous biologist-evolutionist and I even talked to him! So I would find any excuse to write about him on a music blog… There is actually a story in his new book ‘An Appetite for Wonder’ that has a music connection, and it concerns Elvis Presley.

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