Jimi Hendrix – “Valleys of Neptune” (Video – 2010)

August 31, 2010 at 10:51 pm (Jimi Hendrix, Music)

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The Grateful Dead – “El Paso” (Live – 1972)

August 31, 2010 at 9:54 pm (Music, The Grateful Dead)

Live from Oklahoma City, Nov. 14, 1972, The Dead covering Marty Robbins’ classic “El Paso.”

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Shelby Lynne – “Your Lies” (Video – 1999)

August 31, 2010 at 9:48 pm (Music)

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Tift Merritt – “Good Hearted Man” (Video – 2004)

August 31, 2010 at 9:46 pm (Music)

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Fran Fried – “The Mooney Suzuki: Lotsa Sweat” (2003)

August 29, 2010 at 6:03 pm (Fran Fried, Music, Reviews & Articles)

An April 10, 2003 New Haven Register article on high-octane rockers The Mooney Suzuki. 
Note: I had to make a correction to the story. Fried says that the band was named after German rock band Can’s members “Donald Mooney and Holger Czukay.” Mooney’s first name is actually Malcolm, and Suzuki is for singer Damo Suzuki…

This time, for real.

The Mooneys’ second album — Electric Sweat, originally released a year ago on the indie label Gammon Records — was picked up and re-released last month on Columbia. And now, with big-label muscle behind them, they’re finally playing Toad’s tonight and back out touring, pushing the disc.

More than six years after frontman Sammy James Jr. began the band while studying at Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts, the real work begins. Read the rest of this entry »

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President Obama’s Weekly Address (Aug. 28, 2010)

August 29, 2010 at 12:22 am (Life & Politics)

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Erik Himmelsbach – “50,000,000 Weezer Fans Can’t Be Wrong” (2001)

August 25, 2010 at 9:07 am (Music, Reviews & Articles, Weezer)

Taken from the May 2001 issue of Request magazine. Weezer’s new album Hurley drops next month…

Before it finds a cozy place in the annals of rock mythology alongside Ozzy’s bat-biting, Rod Stewart’s stomach pumping, and Mama Cass’ deadly ham sandwich, let’s make one thing perfectly clear: Rivers Cuomo is not insane. He doesn’t smell, his hair is neatly groomed, the time since his shave can be measured in hours, and he did not turn into Jell-O in a recording studio last year.

A published report that spread like a sinister computer virus throughout Weezer chat rooms last year had Read the rest of this entry »

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George Michael – “Amazing” (Video – 2004)

August 23, 2010 at 8:21 am (Music)

For someone amazing…

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President Obama’s Weekly Address (Aug. 21, 2010)

August 22, 2010 at 8:37 am (Life & Politics)

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John Legend – “Ordinary People” (2004)

August 22, 2010 at 7:59 am (Music)

Dedicated to someone special…

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