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Nov 26 Protest Songs For Ferguson
It got me thinking of protest songs for the people of Ferguson. I have somewhat liberal friends who agree with the verdict but I don’t. In the end of the Police Force is 98% white and the population of Ferguson is 98% black, this is, to put it simply, apartheid
Posted 26 November 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Nov 26 Bob Geldof Wants You To Delete This Charity Song And Download It Again?
We need to sell 300% more than we did than [in 1984] to even begin to make up the cash figure,’ said Geldof on BBC Radio 1. ‘That worries me … Even if you already have it, delete, download again.’
Posted 26 November 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Nov 26 Marshall Crenshaw Played London For The First Time In Decades… We Got The Setlist
The concert was on November 20 2014 and featured Marshall with Neill MacColl on guitar, Henrik Irgens on bass, and Michael Blair, who came over from Stockholm and played drums. Michael introduced Neil, Kirsty’s half-brother and Ewan’s son, to Crenshaw, and the two totally hit it off
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Nov 26 Will Butler’s Upcoming Album (And Listen To A First Song ‘Take My Side’)
Policy is American music—in the tradition of the Violent Femmes, the Breeders, the Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, the Magnetic Fields, Ghostface Killah. And John Lennon (which counts).’
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Nov 26 Joni Mitchell Talks (About John Lennon)… Just Not To Us
“That’s Lennon’s class difficulty he had. He’s a working-class lad. I’m sure he had that same fight withGeorge Martin because he was afraid that he was betraying his class. I know I’m going to get into hot water if I get into this but I have controversial opinions about him”
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Nov 26 Back To A Multi-Format Music System
With streaming services, you can play your mp3s on the streaming service but only at the place where you’ve downloaded, you can’t take it with you. You can take it with you on Itunes, you can save your record collection on Itunes, but you can’t play your streaming files
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Nov 26 10 Songs: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
All these twee folkies are the UK equivalent of Jack Johnson, maybe a little more serious and a little better, but equally irritating. I am seriously dreading Vance Joy opening for Swift and this guy is just about as good though this song buiklds up nicely – B
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Nov 25 Be Here Now: First Takes On New Album Releases 11-25-14
This is Simple Minds best album in decades, a big sounding soulful hard rock album with bounce, hard drums, echoey modern but not electronic deep production and songs songs songs. Start with “Midnight Walking”, skip to the title track and then start looking. A contender for album of the year -ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A
Posted 25 November 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Nov 25 Strange Parallels To Elliott Smith’s Mysterious Case
first, as you are going to see, it has a lot of similarities with Elliott’s, secondly, Eline’s brother, Daniël Melters, a postdoc at NIH/NCI, writes this blog to gather his meticulous research about his sister’s death, since he has been very suspicious since the beginning.
Posted 25 November 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Nov 25 Marshall Crenshaw’s “Move Now” EP Reviewed
“Move Now” is the 5th of 6, and not a teaser for an album. Actually, the EPs ARE the album: once the 6th one has run it’s course there’ll be an album containing the best stuff from the EP series, possibly a new song, definitely a couple remixes, etc. That’s the actual plan right now.”
Posted 25 November 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Nov 25 Not With The Band: Women, Music And Menstrual Cycles!
Scientists have found that music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human function, and we don’t know exactly why, but one thing is sure, it has a tremendous effect on women and girls,… we know that since Elvis Presley and Beatlemania, but was that always the case?
Posted 25 November 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Nov 25 Gene Clark’s “Two Side To Every Story” Deluxe Double Album Reviewed
The rockers on the ten track album, the fiddly dee “Home Run King” were little gems, no less than the gorgeous steel guitar on “Lonely Saturday”. It sounds like Gene is channeling Jim Reeves. The album is an aching beautiful and sad thing. The live album sounds a helluva lot like the Hot Burritos brother, and it has a country soulfulness and swing the Eagles never came close to
Posted 25 November 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Nov 25 Q Magazines Top 50 Albums of 2014: Terrible Unpopness
I must admit to feeling out of step with modern rock critics (older, younger and inbetween), the problem with his list is its complete indifference to what people actually listen to. Its terrible unpopness.
Posted 25 November 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Nov 25 Last Call: Final Songs On New Albums week of 11-17-14
Seeds – TV On The Radio – the backing track sounds like JAMC only without guitars, it vibrates on this first rate ballad, the entire album is a wonderful thing. Given the time, it could be emerge as one of the very best of the year – A
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Nov 25 10 Songs: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Inspired use of Rare Earth’s “I Just Want To Celebrate” anchors this terrific horns aplenty party track off the soundtrack to the latest Madagascar movie. The sight of 100s of penguins tap dancing to this track will leave you… well, it will probably leave you queasy but the track is still a goodie – B+
Posted 25 November 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment

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Fleetwood Mac At Madison Square Garden, Monday, October 6th, 2014, Reviewed

in over their heads

in over their heads

It couldn’t live up to expectations so of course it didn’t. The return of Christine McVie to Fleetwood Mac after sixteen years, that means we would be getting a third of the hits, just all about the very best of the 70s Mac’s repertoire, back again. And they were pretty terrific without her in. This is what I wrote in April 2013 (here), “The So Cal Mac, a pop art band, break down as follows: Stevie Nicks wrote folk rock anthems for girls who still believed in fairies, Lindsey Buckingham was the King of guitar pop artiness and Christine wrote So Cal anthems. So, with little choice in the matter, the band sang“Don’t Stop” and “You Can Go Your Own Way” without Christine but there was a gaping wound they chose not to mend where “You Make Loving Fun” and “Over My Head” should have been.”

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Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Rusko And Paper Diamond, Madison Square Garden, Saturday, October 4th, 2014, Reviewed

Bassnectar At MSG, October 2014

Bassnectar At MSG, October 2014

Electronic Dance Music fans are not the children of disco, they are the grandchildren of hippies from the late 1960s: a colorful, drug enhanced subculture of soundscapes and movements. Light shows and late nights. Middle class mainstream turned left. This is how America embraces its young, it dresses them up in cultural neutrality and throws them to the bass.It makes music scenes out of sound frequencies. And at a well attended rave at the citadel of live music, Madison Square Garden, it embraced and embraced hard four DJs representing house, dubstep, heavy sampling mixed with live music, and a House master with his hand in most of the above.

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Billy Joel At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, October 2nd, 2014, Reviewed

The Maria Callas Of Rock

The Maria Callas Of Rock

Some rock stars take over the stage by force of personality and some take over the stage through force of familiarity and Billy Joel does through a sense of security that is through the roof. He talks to us, all of us, as though he is talking to one of us, and though Billy amusingly compares being on stage to being a Mussollini till the reality of driving home to Long Island in front of truck whose driver tells him off, hits home, Billy doesn’t act like a big shot really at all.

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