Written by | August 10, 2014 0:07 | No Comments

Outside of Amarillo is a weird roadside attraction known as Cadillac Ranch – a line of ten Cadillacs buried nose first into the ground. Visitors are encouraged to spray paint graffiti on the Detroit relics. Noting one of the cars already was tagged with “Steve,” no work was required on my behalf.

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Written by | June 13, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

Bill Bruisers – The New Pornographers – This is a nicely bruising pop rocker with vocal hooks on top of vocal hooks from a band who have been around forever but for whom I’ve never had all that much time, by this one they got right – B+

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Written by | June 12, 2014 0:08 | No Comments

He could be catchy and clever at times, but his calling card was restraint, not emotion. He didn’t make me laugh or cry or belt out a chorus – at best, he just didn’t make me lunge to change the station when his latest hit was played.

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Written by | April 6, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

Not much of a week, neither was last week after a month of big big releases. Off! are back, has it been two years already? Joan Osborne? John Frusciante is back but I am not sure we want him. I guess I’ll go with Martina McBride, her opening slot with George Strait was very good, even if album title Everlasting doesn’t promise much.

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Written by | March 4, 2014 0:04 | No Comments

Bill de Blasio has started closing down Charter Schools and while my sympathies are with the schools in question, still I can see the Mayor’s point which boils down to giving public property to private enterprises. he might be doing it for the wrong reasons but it isn’t entirely irrational.

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Written by | February 25, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

I’ll Always Remember You – George Strait – 30 years into his hugely successful career, Strait paid tribute to his audience in what amounts to a love song for us folks who cheer him on every day of his life. Nice to be appreciated – B+

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Written by | February 24, 2014 0:04 | No Comments

Why did George Strait not play Madison Square Garden on his farewell tour? I realize the Empire State ain’t THAT big on country, but when the biggest name (if not the single best name) in country decides to hang up his spur shouldn’t he follow LCD Soundsystems lead and do it here? Nope, the crappola Prudential Center is what we get and trust me, we will take it this Saturday.

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Janine Rostron is an acquired taste and I recommend seeing her live to get the full impact of her gender uncertain agitprop, though this song isn’t so out there the bass line doesn’t keep you in and keep you there – A-

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