Written by | August 5, 2015 18:46 | No Comments

  It is a strange thing, you never know what you are going to stumble on when you walk on Hollywood boulevard,… This Wednesday we heard a crowd cheering up around 11 am, across the Pantages theater, we got closer and it was just Mariah Carey receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Arriving just a few minutes before the diva didn’t give us the opportunity to see much, but it was too big to not check out the event. It was hot and sweaty as hell in the middle of the crowd, but people were in awe to …

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Written by | May 7, 2015 12:16 | No Comments

I prefer new Mariah to new U2, so what do I know. I may be the only person in the world to adore last years Me. I Am Mariah, a fine album marred by a crap name and way way way too many songs. But I loved it any way and regret blowing off the Beacon Theatre Christmas run (the bad taste from a lousy New Year’s Eve 2010 gig lingered), if it had been the show that just opened at the Coliseum in Ceasar’s Palace, I’d have found a way to catch it

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Written by | April 28, 2015 14:39 | No Comments

Infinity – Mariah Carey – Wow, could this sound any more 1990s? This is not even full on hip hop flavor Mariah; this is Boys II Men flavorful with a little speed singing to give it a contemporary feel. The song ain’t bad and her range remains amazing. Mariah is having something of a great 2010s, not that anybody is noticing – B+

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Written by | July 1, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

Noise Vs Beauty – Bassnectar – The House album of the year lives up to its name as one of the best DJs Lorin Ashton, the Santa Cruz party album who added metal to a taste for bass. This is a step forward, a hard pressed masterpiece of beats and sound effects.

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Written by | June 24, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

I Could Easily (Fall In Love With You) – Cliff Richard And The Shadows – On Saturday, Cliff mentioned recording in Nashville and you might wonder how he would do with country, this is a modified country (not even rockabilly lick) drenched in melodic goodness – A

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Written by | June 17, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

“So for me, allowing you to believe I don’t care about the promotion of the Mariah record and I don’t see you screaming at me, that this song and that song needs to be a single, goes against everything that I’m about, believe me! Everything that you question will be answered ASAP!!!!””

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Written by | June 5, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

Yes, folks, at the top of the charts is the only Coldplay album I don’t actually hate. Young Chris problem as a composer is he is a magpie and too obvious, as a lyricist he doesn’t have a poet’s soul but as a manic depressive he will do nicely.

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Written by | June 3, 2014 0:04 | No Comments

The Rangers have made it to the Finals of the Stanley Club, but, while hockey is not, by any stretch of the language, football, and of the big three team sports comes in last, I will absolutely take, It is much more fun than watching LeBron and the rest of the Heat toying with NBA teams for fun and profit, before slaughtering them.

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Written by | June 1, 2014 0:04 | No Comments

At the top, that Mariah Carey Stevie wonder cop is brilliant and I hope it breaks the way “#beautiful” failed to, and what has already broken pop is two huge songs with Iggy Azalea. Both “Problems” and “Fancy” are summer hits for sure. Anything else? Chloe Howl EP is out but probably won’t make a dent till next month.

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Written by | May 31, 2014 0:07 | No Comments

And then you hear the sound of a bottle of beer being poured for “Thirsty” and already you’re turned off and the following hour, yes hour, of music is all over the place. God knows we don’t need babies gurling, it didn’t work for Beyonce and it doesn’t work fo rCarey

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Written by | May 31, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

Oh how the circumstances have changed indeed, Conor’s comeback album already forgotten and that album was too long as well. The best lengthed album this week was Haunted Heart –clocking in at a jaunty 30 minutes, you can stick it on repeat and wait for “Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels good” to show up againt.

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Written by | May 31, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

Rumor – Chloe Howl – a bluesy banger but saved from anything approaching ordinariness by that thick accent and smart words, no it isn’t “No Strings” but it will do – B+

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Written by | May 28, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

Let Me Down Gently – La Roux – We haven’t heard from the neo-new romantic 80s inspired disco duo since 2009 but this lovely dance ballad is a haunting beauty and harbors very well for their return; hang out for the tempo change in the middle – A-

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Written by | May 26, 2014 0:04 | No Comments

This is Sam Smith’s week, we only live in it. Undoubtedly, In The Lonely Hour is the album to beat. If only for the first single, “Stay With Me”, this is a major (first!) release by a great singer. Othersie, I am listening to the new Sharon Von Etten as we speak and like it don’t love it, really liked the Robyn EP, and am looking forward to Christian rocker Crowder, anti-Christs EYEHATEGOOD and Mariah Carey who lives somewhere between the two.

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Written by | January 14, 2014 0:09 | No Comments

In this article published in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, a group of researchers has found that people who took valproate, a drug used in the treatment of epilepsy, anorexia, migraine, panic attack and bipolar disorder, learned to identify pitch significantly better than those taking placebo

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Written by | December 22, 2013 0:09 | No Comments

Here we go again, another singer receiving big bucks to perform in a less-than-okay country. Mariah Carey adds one mark to a long list (Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Usher, Kanye West, Nelly Furtado, 50 Cent, Sting,…) as she was paid $1 million to perform for Angolan President

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Written by | November 19, 2013 0:09 | No Comments

I find it annoying when artists go on and on about how they do it for the ‘the fans’ and how they are so in love with each and every ‘fan’. Don’t kid yourself, you’re a necessary evil. They do it for the cash and they do it for the fame- you just have to be provide it.

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Written by | November 6, 2013 0:04 | No Comments

The last time I saw Billy was at the 12-12-12 gig, and the time before that the closing of Shea Stadium. He was terrific in one and not terrible in another but absolutely the perfect way to take out (or bring in) 2013 – 2014.

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