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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 these. Bowie’s voice and majestic stage presence earned him the name the Thin White Duke. He’s songwriting royalty. So many of his songs have brilliant hooks and poetic rhythm. Just listen to the lyrics to “Rock ‘N’ … 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 songwriting royalty. So many of his songs have brilliant hooks and poetic rhythm. Just listen to the lyrics to “Rock ‘N’ … Continue reading »

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The Songs and History of Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground

Lou Reed’s lead vocals and guitar in his legendary band the Velvet Underground made him a pioneer in both punk rock and psychedelic music. Lou passed away last week from liver complications at the age of 71. He was in Long Island with his longtime friend and partner Laurie Anderson. Don’t feel sorry for Lou. … Continue reading »

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The Heartbreakingly Beautiful Songs of Jazz Legend Billie Holiday

Jazz Legend Billie Holiday referred to all of her songs as “the blues.” She talks about them here and performs her classic “Fine and Mellow.” [youtube=http://youtu.be/Q4Y8UFE7GL8] One of the saddest stories in music history, Billie Holiday died handcuffed to her hospital bed. Under arrest for drug possession. She was only 44. In her day she … Continue reading »

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