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We Are the Best! Girl Power: “Enter Sandman”

The band is The Warning. The musicians are: Daniela (14 years old) on guitar, Paulina (12 years old) on drums, and Alejandra (9 years old) on bass.

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe Turned 100

She was crossover before “crossover” was even really a concept. In the music of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, in her rock-star electric guitar playing – electric guitar!, you can see the future of music. You can see Little Richard. You can … Continue reading

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!

Jean, Me, in Dublin, the night the fuse blew at the disco and we all had to stand out on the street while Irish firemen and garda ran about in all their hot-ness. Siobhan, Jean, Me, in Dublin, same night. … Continue reading

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Metallica singing “Whiskey in the Jar” in Dublin (with a mad hat-tip to Thin Lizzy’s version). Listen to that crowd singing in unison. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

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My Cousin Emma, aka Lil Freckles, Raps It Out: “Or was it Lebanon? Let’s move on.”

My cousin Emma, aka Lil Freckles, has a new video out. It rocks. Any rap that mentions Grey Poupon and Bradley Cooper is okay by me. Listen, I was saying about her when she was a wise-cracking 3-year-old human, “That … Continue reading

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Aren’t we so lucky that he graced us with his presence? Aren’t we so lucky that someone such as he once walked the earth and shared himself and his talent so fully? I feel lucky that I was on the … Continue reading

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Snowy March iPod Shuffle

The last month has represented a Revolt of the Machines. My printer bit the dust. My computer did as well and I am currently working on a laptop with a completely wiped hard drive and I need to have it … Continue reading

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“I’m Not Angry.” Really? You sure about that?

Another entry in one of my favorite song-genres: The Bad Sport Breakup Song.

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Happy Birthday, Johnny Cash

Here he is on Tex Ritter’s Ranch Party, 1956 or so. Great guitar solo, too. Tennessee Ernie Ford and Johnny Cash together. “Sing it pretty, Ern.” This particular kind of ease and grace and humor no longer exists (at least … Continue reading

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Sheer Liquid Joy: The Honeycombs

1. The dame on the drums. 2. The clapping! 3. The “grrrrr” in the lead singer’s voice on occasion. It gives the pop song a sense of sexual urgency, but always joyful. It makes you think, “Hell, yeah, I’ll come … Continue reading

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