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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Favorite Music Documentary – “The Making of London Calling”

Film Documentary – “The Last Testament – The Making of London Calling” At the end of the 70s the Clash had toured the UK and US with limited success and had broken up with their manager. ¬†They were at a low point in 1979 and starting to work on a new record. The resulting double … Continue reading »

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The Soul of Rock – David Bowie

There are some musicians who keep you from feeling alone in the universe. David Bowie is one of those. Bowie’s voice and majestic stage presence earned him the name the Thin White Duke. He’s also songwriting royalty. So many of his songs have brilliant hooks and poetic rhythm. Just listen to the lyrics to “Rock … Continue reading »

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Best New Artist – Diamond Rings – Deep Indie Melody and Electronic Beats

I’ve seen hundreds of live in-studio performances in my years as a radio DJ. It’s the very rare musician who can come in with just a guitar and vocals and make me swoon with their melodies. On November 27, 2010 I had just spent the day previewing music for my radio show. That morning I … Continue reading »

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Soul Profile – Raphael Saadiq

Soul vocalist Raphael Saadiq got his big break by winning a contest when he was just out of high school. The prize was to go on the 1986 Parade Tour with Prince and Sheila E. This trip around the world inspired Raphael Saadiq to start his own band Tony! Toni! Tone! in his hometown of … Continue reading »

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