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Sep 16 Not With The Band: It’s A War, A Bot War And We Are Losing It
Will a time come when it is totally impossible to buy a ticket online? Are the bots gonna finally take over one day? Ticketmaster says they are working on the problem, but whatever they are doing is not enough! Will I have to buy my own bot one day? But rich people will have a better bot then mine, and we’ll go back to the beginning
Posted 16 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 16 An Amy Winehouse Statue Was Unveiled In London
Do you like statues of people who died a minute ago? I don’t. I understand statues of Lincoln, Washington, historic figures of a past, when we didn’t have photos and movies, but statues of people we knew very well through concert footages and tons of pictures?
Posted 16 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 16 David Bowie Writes Liner Notes For Kinks Greatest Hits
The other thing to keep in mind here is the following: since the Kinks digital output has been disastrous and since just about every single album the band have ever made deserves a deluxe version, let’s hope the band start sorting out their past history before they are too late to do it.
Posted 16 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 16 Lera Lynn “The Avenue” Reviewed
A step sideways and while still good enough to be worth a longer look, it is a strange hybrid new country (or is that Americana?) mood music. If you listen to new r&b, folks like the Weeknd, the sound here would be less Bristol in the 1990s, or George Jones any time, and more moody sounded deep sounds that sink your soul down.
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Sep 16 Leonard Cohen’s “Popular Problems” Streaming On NPR
It is so great it is the greatness that you find in later period Nabakov, like “Transparent Things” -and it is the ululating completeness of something like a mid-period Nabakov like “The Vane Sisters”. I guess I mean it is eastern European in nature.
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Sep 16 Head In The Clouds With U2
The only time the invasion of your privacy is important is when your privacy is most neccessary to you: so, yeah, nobody cares until they do and when they do care your lifes safeguards, your privacy and I am not even suggesting illegality at all here, is common knowledge. then you are screwed.
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Sep 16 Dr. Who’s “Listen” Reviewed
What’s so cool about a middle aged, grumpy, Scottish Dr. Who? Not much is my claim, I am still going through withdrawal from the leaving of the only Doctor to ever go to Coachella. The Who who broke Who in the US. The only Who who matters. Matt Smith.
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Sep 16 10 Songs: Tuesday, June 16th, 2014
Rich Kids – Judah And The Lion – It sounds like folk psychedelia, a dream of a rich soul and having no money melted together, but the complications sick it and stick it as time drifts by and your dreams misguided. Wise stuff – B+
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Sep 15 Cat Stevens To Play Beacon Theatre, Sunday, December 7th, 2014, Presale Info Here
Cat Stevens touring the States, and not much of it but it will do, and he will be at the Beacon Theatre on December 7 th and though it is a Sunday we will just have to suck it up. Plus there is a presale but you will have to buy his new album from Amazon to get the presale code. I did!
Posted 15 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 15 Zak Smith’s “Signs Of Life” Reviewed
Full blown CD’s of acoustic songs are not my normal cup of tea but at least I didn’t cringe or quit listening to any of these songs in disgust. Zak Smith can write a song with melody and I imagine the Springsteen influences and comparisons will level out in the future. If I were to grade this I would give this a B .
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Sep 15 Kanye West (Yes Again) Has A Problem With People Sitting At His Shows
Kanye stopped the show at at Qantas Credit Union Arena when two seated fans wouldn’t get up, because, well, this time they were in wheelchairs. The Daily Mail Australia reported that Kanye refused to perform until the crowd were on their feet, saying, ‘I can’t do this song, I can’t do this show until everybody stand up.’
Posted 15 September 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Sep 15 Meet Billy Idol During His Upcoming Book Tour
You know me as Billy Idol, the hell-raising rebel who’s lived life to the full—sometimes fuller than life would allow. But I am also William Michael Albert Broad, a working-class kid from the suburbs of London: a dreamer with his nose forever in a book, cursed with feeling too much, dreaming too big, and suffering slights too deeply
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Sep 15 Meghan Trainor’s “Title” Reviewed
The difference lyrically isn’t the difference between love and indifference towards men but about her sense of physicality: her self image. Which has improved vastly. Now she can spend her time worrying about which guys only want her because she’s famous.
Posted 15 September 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Sep 15 That Was The Week Of September 8th, 2014, That Was
Justin Townes Earle’s Single Mothers towers above the week. A pathetic three star review in Rolling Stone and a general missing the point of perfection by everybody else, this is maybe the album of the year. It must be Top Five. What price doing the work of a lifetime and people not listening?
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Sep 15 UK Top 10 Albums 9-19-14
I didn’t much care for the first single “Rainbow” and didn’t pursue the new Robert Plant album but I have heard it now and it is a very strong. Incidentally, I just read about ten reviews and nobody knows how to describe the sound. Let me help: the words are folk rock. Sam Smith at the top of the charts again!
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Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 9-21-13

both sings and paints a masterpiece

1. When I Paint My Masterpiece Demo – Bob Dylan – If you have been raised on the Greatest Hits 2 version, it isn’t the solo on piano that flips you out, it is the bridge: “Sure wish I hadn’t had sold my old Vitrola, ain’t nothing like that good ol rock and roller” all that’s missing is the coca cola line – A+


Hear Ye On Spotify : what rock nyc is listening to 9-20-13

kissy kissy

1. Loud Like Love – Placebo – Bowie for morons with darker hair and arty prescriptions at a minimum, this lead song is real catchy big time rock – B+

2. Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel – The thing about this classic rock ballad is you can play it just abut anyway you choose, and it  will still work – A

3.  Thursday – Pet Shop Boy – This was so good on stage ,I went back to it on record and it sounds much better, especially the tail of the chorus – A-

4. Campus – Vampire Weekend – I haven’t seen em in years and so despite a nosebleed seat, I am psyched for tonight – A-

5. Stay In Touch – David Bronson – This is one of the best slices of rock this year and considering where it comes, at the end of The Long Lost, in context it is even more thrilling – A

6. Nasty Boy – Notorious B.I. G. – It feels like a long way from Junior Mafia here – A-

7. Glad To be Gay – A great gay anthem in the 20th century, a little too downbeat for the 21st – A

8. Triplets – Danny Kaye – Solo, so you miss Judy and Gene, but still pretty great – A

9. Funky Ceilli – Black 47 – The first time I heard this, on a cassette they sold at their gigs, there was a difference coda with Larry inviting his guy friends over to sleep with MTV models with him! – A

10. Southern Pacific – The Del Lords – This Neil Young cover is a standard bearer for all future Neil Young covers –a powerhouse classic. I think Scott said they’d been covering it back in the 90s.


Hear Ye On Spotify: 9-19-13

Great return to form from Saint Motel

1. My Type – Saint Motel – A-

2. Digsy’s Finer –  Oasis – A

3. Woman’s World – C-

4. Salt In My WOunds – Shemakia Copeland – A-

5. Dream On – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – C+

6. Damaged – The Del Lords – A

7. La Festa Italiana – Matt Whipkey – A-

8. We Were Us – Keith Urban – B

9. Popscene – Blur – A+

10. Back To The Wind – Pat Todd And The Rankoutsiders – A-

Comment: Pat sounds like the Stones without the vocals, though his vocals have a nive edge, and Shemakia is a major blues singer and still in her 20s, Oasis are getting back together (maybe) and listening to Noel you can hear why. But the day belongs to Saint Motel, a band I’ve been expecting to break through for years now. Maybe they are too good, certainly this disco glam workout is worthy of just about any one. A great slice of modern disco.