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Nov 29 ‘The Theory Of Everything’ Reviewed
When they met in Cambridge in 1963, she is in the arts, he is in science, she goes to church and he is an atheist, ‘I have a slight problem with the celestial dictatorship premise’, he tells her
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Nov 29 Susan Said’s “Big Life” Reviewed
Susan has taken the rock and roll idiom and created a world without doors, without escape, often without hope, except for one door, one possibility, her searing voice and an electric guitars, hard hit drums and anchor bass, she offers the escape route.
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Nov 29 The Elliott Smith’s Mystery: Thinking Again About The Fight Leading to The Tragedy
He stabbed himself in the chest while arguing with her, according to a neighbor she’d stormed out of the house briefly after a loud screaming match, but then she turned around and went inside and found Elliott all bleeding. Did she drive him to the hospital? I want to think I remember it that way.
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Nov 29 Frank Ocean’s New Song “Memrise” Reviewed (Stream Here)
We’ve heard that Frank has been stymied by ongoing homophobia that has caused the hip hop community not to use one of the great sound guys in modern pop, and after claiming he was gonna quit the biz, Ocean changed his mind and offered up this new piece of music, a somewhat awesome piece of wobbly bass stuff along with a spoken word piece
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Nov 29 Must See: Kenny Chesney And Jason Albarn At Metlife, August 2015
A nosebleed for $72 and a quick check out of Spotify hater Jason Aldean dirt road thing watcha and sexually ambiguous Kenny Chesney for whom I heard a terrific rumour where he is transgendered which probably isn’t true but would be awful cool if it was.
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Nov 29 Adele And Damon Albarn In The Studio
“Damon and Adele had a chat about her new album and they could work together in future. He has produced and written brilliant pop songs for Gorillaz and slower material for acts such as Bobby Womack. He has advice to give from 25 years in the business.”
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Nov 29 The A+ List: 11-29-14
Wolf isn’t howling, he sounds like the whistle on a train. The beat is a monotonic wheels on rails going on and on and on, it doesn’t move forward, it moves in place and Wolf is like he is observing, part of the trip, for a moment, part of the larger world surrounding the train.
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Nov 29 10 Songs: Saturday, November 29th, 2014
A child beater and a Nazi collaborator and they are still ten times better than most of our rock stars! Of course, the second half of that isn’t really true and maybe the first half will be revealed to be inaccurate soon. The thing is, just putting the voices to the side, folks don’t have this much star power any more – B+
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Nov 28 Bob Mould And Margaret Cho Are Busking In San Francisco To Help The Homeless
Comedian Margaret Cho is taking action, she will be busking all over San Francisco in the following weeks as part of a campaign to feed the homeless, and on Wednesday, she got some help from Bob Mould!
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Nov 28 “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ Reviewed
I don’t expect a sci fi dystopia to have much reality as such, but I do expect it to have an internal reality and this has none, hell “The Giver” was better. No dialogue, no action, no beauty, so surprises (except in the enormous, plot driven mistakes being made), Vivian Leigh is doing cartwheels.
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Nov 28 Hear, My Friends: JJ McCabe’s Five Songs
You may remember my friend JJ McCabe from last year’s JJ McCabe And Fallen Angel power pop masterstroke Presenting. Surely the best of the genre (just give another listen to the horns on “Gimme More” and the guitar on “Uuu”) in 2013 and well worth checking out, so I guess the two Beatles tracks aren’t a shocker at all on the . Ice JJ Fish on the other hand…
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Nov 28 Bridgetown Records Fall Releases 2014
For seven years Kevin has managed to keep Bridgetown Records running, quite an achievement in itself, time to support the guy with your hard earned bread. Or you can just stream it on his website here. So now instead of whining, now it’s your turn here to support the arts.
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Nov 28 Watch And Play With Coldplay’s New Interactive Video For ‘Ink’
I tried once, but it was rather dull, I am not a video-adventure-game person, but this guy running after his lost love wasn’t the most exciting thing I have seen, it was cute like a Disney cartoon can be cute, and may be I am too old for this?
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Nov 28 Rye Coalition’s Hard Luck Story Comes To DVD
Maybe ten years ago, I had a good friend (can’t remember her name) who was dating one of the members of Rye Coalition and invited me to have lunch with him and we sat around for a coupla hours where he old me he story of this quasi Led Zep metal punk bands rise and fall.
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Nov 28 rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of November 24th, 2014
Wow, here is something we shoulda given thanks for, Simple Minds and Susan Said both big at the top, one of 1D’s greatest moment, Eminem testifying, Homeboy Sandman art rapping, Selena heartbroken, and Marshall Crenshaw still knocking em out of the park.
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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.