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Sep 30 rock nyc Is A Strategic Promo Partner For “Acoustic Anarchy” , October 9th
Through our friendship with Roger And Cowan, rock nyc was invited to be a strategic promo partner at the Cake Shop Acoustic Anarchy Gig on Octber 9th. Having hung out just about every night from 1979 to 1980, when I finally got a job and couldn’t spend all my time there, there is nothing I understand much better than the spirit of CBGBs
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Sep 30 Chanel Is Releasing $5,000 Headphones
The company used to make headphones for Beats by Dre before an acrimonious split sent both companies in different directions. Monster has concentrated on high-profile collaborations with fashion and sporting brands, so a set of Chanel headphones doesn’t come as a huge surprise.’
Posted 30 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 30 Starbucks’ Pick Of The Week: ‘Palisades Park’ By Counting Crows
He seems so passionate when he sings it, but there is a certain dullness in all this and I can’t be interested enough to want to know more about the song. Although it comes with a mini movie directed by Bill Fishman, that tells a lot about the band’s cinematic ambitions
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Sep 30 Phil Spector Lost The Ability To Speak
He deserves to be jailed, he was a woman beating asshole of huge proportions (as David Mamet recently had Spector say in his movie: “why was Jesus Christ killed? He got too big for his britches”) and even so, I like there to be choices in life and this is just a dreadful story with no choice whatsoever
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Sep 30 Direct Currents UpComing Releases Through November 25th, 2014
I am really psyched for The Art Of McCartney, an elbow live (they were so great at Webster Hall earlier this year), really interested to see if Devon Allman can step into the family business, Bob Dylan’s complete “The Basement Tapes”, Neil Diamond back t his pop roots, Brian Wilson, TV On The Radio were great earlier this year but not sure about the album, and, er, Jerry Lee Lewis!!!
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Sep 30 Last Call: Final Tracks On Albums Released Week of 9-25-14
I’ll Never Know – Tweedy – Slow albums always seem to have the urge to slow things down even further and here they are slowed to a completely croak. Still, not bad as many a lullaby – B
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Sep 30 10 Songs: Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Local talent, Azealia is the better of the two Azeals but she doesn’t have the commercial chops of Iggy, except this is a clear pop move and the only question is will it do the job? I can’t read the charts but I do think this is great. For sure, her rap is major here as she speaks sings on a terrific house music production – A-
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Sep 29 Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” Reviewed, Lyrics And Streaming
“My blood is a flood of rubies, precious stones, it keeps my veins hot, the fires find a home in me”. A tough minded song of revenge, “I’m locking up everyone that ever laid a finger on me.” Lorde’s first new song since the breakthrough should put naysayers to bed,
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Sep 29 D*Face’s ‘Scars and Stripes’ at PMM Arts Projects, Saturday, September 27th 2014
“Thematically my work always draws upon personal experiences, whether that’s the saturation of media in our lives, our fascination with celebrity and stardom or more singular experiences such as the loss of loved ones. I’m fascinated by, love, loss and the immortalization of celebrities, those that burn bright and die young.”
Posted 29 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 29 Not With The Band: Stage Or Not Stage Diving?
I don’t participate to this sort of behavior – of course! – but I would never imagine a law against stage diving, as a matter of fact, if I see a sign ‘No stage diving’, like in some unnamed clubs on the strip, I have a tendency to think the place sucks… yes I got really scared a few times, like in the pit of the Bad Brains at the Sunset Junction fair, at a Trash Talk show at the El Rey where bodies were flying over my hea
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Sep 29 That was The Week That Was: September 22nd, 2014
Captain Clutch got old (er, cmon he’s 40 not 90) and hung it up and the great team I love from 1996 to 2000, the team I watched endlessly: Bernie Williams, Scott Brosius, Tino, Luis, Paul, Posada have all retired. They were the Beatles of sports. And now the last one has gone. Thanks, Cap’n.
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Sep 29 Medium Cool: The Week In Talk Show Guests
Nothing too exciting here. Ryan Adams on Conan and Ellen, so I guess it might be interesting if they actually interview him and we can hear him, you know, be more than a crabby bastard or a Borscht Belt comedian. And then, just to make things really fun, Bryan Adams on Kelly and Michael. Hey maybe they can both sing “Summer Of 69″
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Sep 29 UK Top 10 Singles 10-4-14
Has “Bang Bang” just been released in the UK? Well, at least I can understand why it is at # , what I want to know is why will “Booty” (or as I know and love it: started from the bottom now we’re here) will be joining it in a coupla weeks.
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Sep 29 UK Top 10 Albums 10-4-14
More power to young alt-J but do you think Thom Yorke is gonna topple them next week? I can’t wait to check out the numbers behind Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes although I am not expecting much because just as Thom and Nigel thought, I think the Bittorrant will spook em and the album itself is difficult in ways alt-j certainly aren’t.
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Sep 29 10 Songs: Monday, September 29th, 2014
Say what you will about Skrillex, and I blame him for popularizing dub step, when he gets a good song in his sites, and “In For The Kill” is a great song, he does wonders of deconstruction, here he pierces the songs shell with stuttered blasts of synths and looped vocals. It sounds like scratches great Grand Child – A
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First Day Back Playlist

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Summer is over and though we’re all seriously bummed to have no more late-afternoon wakeups and Warped Tours and warm weather, autumn (and the school year) is here.

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Ten Terrific Tunes Under Two Minutes Long

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These are busy times, my friends.  So many priorities are competing for your time.  After Twitter, Facebook, paying your bills, mowing the sheep, completing your bug collection, and waxing your eyelids, do you really have time to spin “Whipping Post” or “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre”?  Deep down, you know you’ll never get to the second disc of the Can box set.

Since you were too busy to read the intro paragraph, let’s just jump into the list.

10.  “Hit the Road Jack,” Ray Charles.  The smart alecks at Wikipedia gives this a 2:00 count, but my iPod says 1:58, so we’ll go with modern technology.  Ray belts out this classic so hurriedly, he couldn’t even insert the comma before the proper name.  This sweet hitchhiker tune topped the pop charts for two weeks in 1961.  Play the positively eternal 4-minute cover version by the Residents very loudly if you have hearing problems and hate your neighbors.

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Last Salute To The Blank Generation: My Top Seven Songs Of the ’70s

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7. “Blank Generation,” Richard Hell and the Voidoids. In 1959, Bobby McFadden, who provided the voice to Franken Berry in the ‘70s, and poet Rod McKuen released a novelty single titled “The Beat Generation,” about the low budget hipster lifestyle. Richard (Meyers) Hell reworked the tune, playing “Blank Generation” in an early version of Television and with the non-Petty Heartbreakers in 1976. Released with the Voidoids in ’77, law school graduate Robert Quine provided the razor sharp guitar while Hell howled about being “God’s consolation prize.” The tagline, “I belong to the blank generation,” became the battle cry for the CBGB’s punk rock crowd. The perfect angst anthem for self-designated outcasts.

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