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January Desk Clearing: Joe Ely, The Feelies, Jefferson Airplane And The Cars

Some random or semi-random items that have collected on my computer of late. ZZ Top fans can help make a documentary about the fabled boogie blues rock trio. Filmmakers Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn are working on a ZZ Top … Continue reading

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Friday Desk Clearing: Fleetwood Mac, Roy Orbison, Grateful Dead and Lucinda Williams

Wanted to share some recent news, if case you haven’t heard yet, about upcoming releases, Record Store Day and Country Music Hall of Fame inductees. In time for the holiday shopping season, Warner Brothers will be releasing special expanded editions … Continue reading

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What’s Old Is New: Bob Dylan, Love, Mad Men & The Vulgar Boatmen

Wanted to catch up on some recent music news, beyond that of Ryan Adams completing his re-do of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album. Word is out today that Volume 12 of the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series will be released on November … Continue reading

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What’s Old Is New: Van Morrison, Lou Reed and the Carter Families

The first Velvet Underground album I bought was an odd MGM repackaging of White Light/White Heat. It was cool, mysterious and a little bit frightening for a Midwestern teen. Loaded, however, was my second VU album and the one that … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. May 19-26 (The Nickel Creek/Canned Heat edition)

Where can you find this week’s recommended shows:  at hotels (and the Hotel Café), a legit theater, an old church, a museum, a guitar store (McCabe’s, of course) and the Rancho Santa Susanna Park. I’m probably missing something and there … Continue reading

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In The (Music) News: Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Neil Young and Smokey Robinson

Some curios have landed in my inbox recently that I wanted to share Neil Young has reached into his extensive archives and excavated material recorded during a 6-show stand he did in Washington D.C. between Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 1970. The … Continue reading

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