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A Blast from the Past, Rarities Edition – Part 4

| May 16, 2020 | 12 Comments
A Blast from the Past, Rarities Edition – Part 4

The late David Bowie and Annie Lennox are two of my favorite vocalists. Both were IMO exceptional talents, both as singers and composers. I wasn’t quite as big a fan of Queen’s music (though much of it is excellent also). But the late Freddy Mercury was indeed an exceptional vocalist as well as a fine […]

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A Blast from the Past, Rarities Edition – Part 3

| May 9, 2020 | 17 Comments
A Blast from the Past, Rarities Edition – Part 3

Hendrix’s cover of Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” is today considered the definitive version. Dylan himself was apparently floored by Hendrix’s version, and now reputedly uses the Hendrix arrangement himself in concert. Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” has been covered by many other artists. But the best I can tell, Eric Clapton has never released […]

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A Blast from the Past, Rarities Edition – Part 2

| May 2, 2020 | 10 Comments
A Blast from the Past, Rarities Edition – Part 2

In 1971, the Rolling Stones released their album Sticky Fingers. It’s generally considered one of their four best. It’s also the third in a run of four albums that are all considered classics and among the best rock albums ever recorded (Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, and Exile on Main Street). Arguably, the […]

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A Blast From the Past, Rarities Edition

| April 25, 2020 | 8 Comments
A Blast From the Past, Rarities Edition

It’s not often you see a cover version of a song where the cover singer does it better than the original artist. That’s particularly true when the original artist is named “David Bowie”. Then again, it does happen on occasion. I ran across the following on Youtube the other day; it just might be an […]

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Rattling Across America

| April 5, 2020 | 16 Comments
Rattling Across America

Nothing new from DPAA this week – except for a blurb on their website saying they’re affected by the 2019 Wuhan Coronavirus also. So instead, you get what follows. Consider yourself forewarned. (smile) . . . U2 released two absolutely excellent (and hugely different) albums in the late 1980s/early 1990s – namely, The Joshua Tree […]

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Two More Rediscovered Gems

| March 28, 2020 | 28 Comments
Two More Rediscovered Gems

Being on the road can be a pain, especially during the “great 2020 Covid-19 stoopid-fest”. As I said in an earlier article, I’m certainly glad to be home. Yet being on the road, even during such times, does have a few good points. One of those is the chance to listen to music you missed […]

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More Covid-19 Advice

| March 27, 2020 | 11 Comments
More Covid-19 Advice

Here ya go. Enjoy.     Yeah, that’s Neil Diamond. And as one Youtube comment put it, “He missed the chance to call it ‘Sweet Quarantine’ . . . .” (smile)

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Remembering Rush – and Neil Peart

| March 21, 2020 | 14 Comments
Remembering Rush – and Neil Peart

The band Rush closed up shop in 2018 (they’d ceased touring 3 years previously). And it’s a virtual certainty that there won’t be a revival. The drummer and primary lyricist for the band, Neal Elwood Peart, died of cancer earlier this year; if I recall correctly, that fact was noted in comments to a recent […]

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