Written by | September 19, 2013 5:58 | No Comments

The Farren send off-affair (affray?), since his death last August from a stroke whilst doing a lead singing gig with his band The Deviants,at a club in London, could last for days,with hundreds of his friends gathering to rejoice in having known him.

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Written by | May 31, 2013 0:08 | No Comments

“Georgy Girl”, “The Carnival Is Over”, ” There will Never Be Another You”, show me another band with this sort of pedigree, indeed, show me another folk band so effortless great in distilling pop to folk and vice versa and i will show you Peter, Paul And Mary

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Written by | March 6, 2013 0:10 | No Comments

Foley played in small Austin bars, when they weren’t banning him due to drunkenness, and lived in a car. He released a few singles in his life, but album releases were never meant to be – master tapes were continually lost or stolen.

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Written by | March 1, 2013 0:08 | No Comments

“Are you sure he doesn’t know you are filming him?” asks the C.I.A. man as Davey breaks into the old shoe shuffle and a dynamic version of Stephen Foster’s “Old Folks Home”.

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Written by | February 24, 2013 0:07 | No Comments

We as a species were robbed of such a bright and beautiful human force of hope and goodness and creative power, I can’t help but be struck by the ultimate tragedy of a man who gave the rest of us so much.

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Written by | December 12, 2012 0:09 | No Comments

Just as Bebop and Bird came and never flew the coup, so Dave Brubeck’s take continues to wash down smoothly 50 some odd years afterward; enduring each and every everyman and woman’s jazz cocktail “happy” hour, no worse for the extended play.

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Written by | November 28, 2012 0:10 | No Comments

There is a reason why Lennon is bigger than the Beatles, bigger than anybody, why he is still adored and the compassion of songs like “Instant Karma”, “Give Peace A Chance” and the Universal good will of the statement. The great secret of live is either everything has a soul and is therefore good enough or nothing has a soul and is therefore good enough.

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Written by | October 31, 2012 0:08 | No Comments

Get your head out of the marijuana patch and into the bottomless pit of Jack Daniels and find yourself in an airconditioned motel room, your body a shaking wrecked as you tilt the medicine deep inside and sleep thru days after days and you will playing frisbie with “One Of These Nights” and turning to the Raymond Chandler of rock

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Written by | September 8, 2012 0:09 | No Comments

He was a professional lyricist and if you want to see how difficult that is, check out Costello laboring on “Toledo”. It isn’t easy and while it is an art it is equally an art and a business.

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Written by | July 13, 2012 0:13 | No Comments

Let’s go back to an English summer 35 years(!) ago. It’s 1977 and the band is on its “Deceptive Bends” tour. During the course of three June dates at the Odeon Theatre Hammersmith in London, and two nights at the Apollo Theatre in Manchester,

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Written by | June 29, 2012 0:11 | No Comments

Really, of all the slow malingering deaths, this one sucks so bad. All you have is memories, how cruelly indifferent can nature be, to rob them from people. Terribly sad, really. Glen, like so many of us, went through the lot on his road to redemption, and Alzheimer doesn’t take it for us, it takes it from him

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Written by | May 8, 2012 0:05 | No Comments

As Alyson wrote of yesterrday, Coldplay tributed MCA.  The difference here is our opinions of the action.  I didn't know if i should laugh or cry when I saw this.  I mean first off Chris Martin can make anything sound sad but with piano and hush, "Fight For Your Right To Party", takes on a whole knew vibe.

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Written by | May 7, 2012 0:06 | No Comments

I mean how can Chris Martin play this song this way whereas it was supposed to be a joke filled with rap gimmicks, rowdiness, disrespect and cream pies in everyone’s face? It’s an ode to having fun for the sake of it, it’s a paaaaarty song and Martin wants to make you cry with it?

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Written by | August 28, 2011 0:05 | No Comments

I love Armstrong because when I listen to Coltrane and Mingus and Brubeck and Marsalis today and Ellington… they feel so above me. I don’t feel that way about Armstrong. He is me.

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