Written by | September 15, 2013 0:10 | No Comments

“It is my unfortunate responsibility to inform you that “May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose” by Little Jimmy Dickens did not make this list…” so says Crawford before going all country on us…

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Written by | September 12, 2013 0:10 | 4 responses

Three years to the day, he brought me back to the place we met and proposed. We couldn’t agree on a song. Sea of Love came on the radio during a trip back to NY from Newport. Wanting to check something off the ‘wedding to do list’ … yes, it’s great

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Written by | August 31, 2013 0:08 | No Comments

rock nyc has written about em non stop all summer long but made one mistake in the Top Three, we didn’t like “Radioactive” and discounted it, and we didn’t like “Can’t Hold Us” in the top five, so we ignored them both and claimed the # 3 spot for Daft Punk.

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Written by | August 29, 2013 0:09 | No Comments

He separated himself from the Nashville assembly line crowd by writing and performing not just traditional hard country music (which was a pretty daring artistic statement in 1980), but also by incorporating elements of rock and bluegrass

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Written by | June 26, 2013 0:05 | No Comments

Then I thought I might write about the first time I’d become aware of him. 1982, Elvis Costello covered “Two steps from The Blues” on the Imperial Bedroom tour (I think, something around that time) and blew me away and so i started listening to him

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Written by | June 2, 2013 0:05 | No Comments

The surprise here is how not one band on this list compiled from 2012 listening habits, am I listening to in 2013. Regina had a disappointing year, Maps & Atlases still haven’t broken pop. Best Coast had a sales slump, Against Me went from controversy to norm. And Ceu should’ve been the next Shakira.

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Written by | May 12, 2013 0:08 | No Comments

I would not be a rock critic without the Sex Pistols, I would not be alive without Elvis Costello. Some albums shake you to your foundations, they change you in some fundamental way the way a death in the family or a love affair gone wrong can change you

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Written by | May 4, 2013 0:05 | No Comments

Too much of it is like a background sound in search of a screen and that is with all due respect to williams work. But the truth is even for star wars it isal the equivalent of underlining a sentence for emphasize

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Written by | April 26, 2013 0:04 | No Comments

I begin dreading Monday around 11pm on Saturday nights. I don’t think I ever see the weekend on the horizon without a sense of existential dream. Of course, not having work the next day, is much much worse. Weekends mean nothing without a break from work. Monday is the death day, we dread it but without it the weekend has no meaning

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Written by | April 19, 2013 0:06 | No Comments

If 1939 was Holly wood movies greatest year, was 1959 televisions highlight. Did we never get better than Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Lucille, George And Gracie… it really is an age that resonate with me much more than 2013

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Written by | April 13, 2013 0:04 | No Comments

I was walking one day, just doing my rock and roll thing making millions of bucks, you know success and everything, addicted to drugs and then the next day I had Revelation of Christ and I was like, everything changes right now!

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Written by | April 5, 2013 0:04 | No Comments

As part of a “Golden Age Of The Album” series, the listeners voted on the best albums of all time and what the hell Coldplay’s relentlessly mediocre second album is doing on the # 1 spot is beyond me. Not one album would’ve made my top ten (though several might have made my top 20)

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Written by | March 13, 2013 0:09 | No Comments

Sure, it’s a little on the random side, but what with SJo forming a GoGo’s like rock band and with news, gossip, music and shows being at a minimum, well, here you go folks: actors who decided all you need is a microphone and a a huge “Q Score” and you too can be a great musician.

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Written by | March 4, 2013 0:05 | No Comments

According to Gigwise these are the ten grumpiest men in rock and roll UK division (mostly, though I doubt you can perform one of these types of lists without including Lou Reed) and what do they all have in common? More money than brains? A disproportionate sense of self worth? All of the above????

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Written by | February 5, 2013 0:07 | No Comments

And that’s just off the top of my head and not reaching for the hall of Iman shame, Armstrongs and Presleys and Lennons! The good news hear is I just know I’ll get round to three of the names here and add My Bloody Valentine to the list! And maybe Steve Leckie will bring back Viletones!!

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