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Dec 19 Billy Joe Shaver At City Winery, Wednesday, December 17th, 2014, Reviewed
What do you want to give up? A mid concert “Honky Tonk Heroes” with Shaver yodeling like Slim Whitman? A last song “You Just Can’t Beat Jesus”? The story leading up to “Ragged Old Truck” which culminates in Shaver lying in bed and trying to kill himself?
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Dec 19 Laura Marling Announces A New Album, Listen To The First Track ‘Short Movie’ Below
She is really unleashing a fierce emotion in ‘Short Movie’, with rage and passion, then eventually a lot is going on at the same time on this track, before everything culminates into a duel between Laura’s voice, strumming electric guitars and ascending strings
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Dec 19 Nick Cave’s Handwritten Personal Dictionary
Or how would he manage to assemble lines like these ones: ‘Hear a man preaching in a language that’s completely new, yea/Making the hot cocks in the flophouse bleed/While the cleaning ladies sob into their mops/And a bellhop hops and bops/A shot rings out to a spiritual groove/Everybody bleeding to that Higgs Boson Blues’
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Dec 19 Best Albums 2014 # 16: Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse
If they had called it Beautiful and cut it to 40 minutes it would have hit big time, as it is it keeps on delivering the goods to people who don’t want to hear it. Take off Mariah’s name and put in Beyonce’s name. What would happen then?
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Dec 19 Sam Smith Goes Platinum
A huge problem that doesn’t dwarf Sam having sold a million copies (platinum!) of In The Lonely Hour, to go along with his (gasp) six grammy nominations. One of only three albums to reach the plateau in 2014, but what can he do with it if he can’t project it on stage?
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Dec 19 Joan Jett – the Who May 2015: The Rock Show of The year?
Elvis Costello opened for the Who a coupla years ago at a benefit gig, but you’d have to go as far back as the Clash to find an opening act as great as Joanie for these cats. Because, yes indeed folks, Joan Jett is the opening act at the Who’s 50 Anniversary gigs in May 2015.
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Dec 19 The A+ List Christmas 2014
What I am claiming, about all three songs, is they are death songs. It dreams of something that doesn’t exist and then ties the dream to our death. Good? More. Brilliant because it is instant nostalgia, we are missing what we are hearing, and dreaming of it happening as it happens.
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Dec 19 10 Songs: Friday, December 19th, 2014
Joe Steinhardt’s best song is a strange, very melodic song, sung spoke with a loner, alienated, white blues feel to it, and lyrics that seem to be in the process of discovering themselves, though the truth is they are well studied articulation of emotional inertia – A+
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Dec 18 Ryan Adams: ‘Johnny Depp Is One Of The Deepest Guitar Players Out There’
Typed up on my manual typewriter and born and delivered from a simple riff we found on his i phone. Johnny is a real songwriter and one of the deepest guitar players out there. Thats us singing and playing and playing all the parts ourselves with just our pal Marshal Vore on drums.
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Dec 18 Lily Allen Offends Christians With A Nativity Scene
Plus she sat on a bed of hay, surrounded by backing dancers dressed as a Christmas cracker, a gift and a donkey, recreating a sort of nativity scene… I don’t get it, is she Mary or baby Jesus, or both? Well she called her last album Sheezus, so she had to act on it, after all Kanye West has brought the real Yeezus on stage.
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Dec 18 Madonna’s New Album “Iconic” Leaks… Are these Two of The Songs?
“Madonna’s new (and thirteenth) album, apparently called Iconic, has been leaked in full – long before it’s even officially announced. It features eleven tracks and is thought to be unfinished.
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Dec 18 Singles Going Steady Week Of December 15th, 2014
The Eye – Brandi Carlisle – A real beaut this with a great metaphor: “You can dance in a hurricane only if you’re standing in the eye” and her double tracked vocal is perfect Americana – B+
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Dec 18 Best Albums Of 2014 #17: Kate Tempest’s “Everybody Down”
The sounds are deep, beautiful, haunting and rough, violent images and the stories are working class stories of horror and faith, “Everywhere is monsters. Tits out, wet-mouthed, heads back. Shouting and screaming just to prove they exist” is how the story of Becky opens, she meets a guy in bar, he goes off to a bad drug deal, she becomes a sex worker and the happy ending isn’t at all.
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Dec 18 US Top 10 Albums 12-27-14
I was disappointed by the J. Cole album, it needed a little more discipline,it needed a couple of killer songs, a “Power trip” or a “Work Out” to beckon us in. The album isn’t bad, it’s good, but it needed to be great.
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Dec 18 US Top 10 Singles 12-27-14
Wow, the last singles chart of the year is a great one one A+, four as, 5 B=s, this is the best chart since I satarted keeping track in 2009, every song here is a doozy and the top and the bottom are magnificent star turns. Both of Meghans hit home and the Ed Sheeran is his greatest moment ever. What a Christmas.
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