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Cell Phones are Worse than Crack

I lost my cell phone yesterday. Today, I spent about 4 hours retracing my steps, revisiting the various businesses that I stopped by the day before, hoping that some good samaritan found it and gave it to the business proprietor to put in the “lost and found” box. Well, it didn’t happen. On the way home, the first song that popped in my head … Read More Cell Phones are Worse than Crack

Laura Mvula’s “She” (Live)… Amazing

Wow. I was eating lunch and surfing the web when I stopped what I was doing to post this video. I don’t know much, if anything, about this singer-songwriting, but I was immediately floored by her sound. Born in Birmingham, United Kingdom (why does it seem like all of the great soul singers these days are coming from England… lol), this 26 year old … Read More Laura Mvula’s “She” (Live)… Amazing

Music Tidbit of the Day

Did you know that in 1970, Grand Funk Railroad sold more albums than any other American band.  By 1971, Grand Funk broke The Beatles‘ Shea Stadium attendance record by selling out in just 72 hours.

Happy Bday, DJ Quik!

This is one of my favorite DJ Quik singles. Quik can write and spit lyrics with the best of them. He’s also a bad-ass producer. Here are the lyrics to my favorite verse of DJ Quik’s “You’z A Ganxta”: See some don’t realize the power of lyrics ’cause when you rap about death you talkin’ to spirits You see you can say the things … Read More Happy Bday, DJ Quik!

“Get On The Ball” by No Doubt

I saw No Doubt perform at the Gibson Amphitheater on November 30, 2012 and I though they were awesome (Gwen Stefani, let me be your cabana boy… lol) but what I would give to have seen them perform back when they were starting out … back when they were performing in dive bars and college campuses when they were just getting their careers started … Read More “Get On The Ball” by No Doubt

Music Break

I may have to report for jury duty tomorrow…. Felt compelled to take Sade’s “Is It A Crime” for a spin…

Music That Means Something

  Today, January 15th, is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.  He was an prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement and is probably “best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience” (quoted from Wikipedia’s entry on Dr. King).  But even before the activism in the 50s and 60s, there were other forms of non-violent civil rights activism … Read More Music That Means Something

Music Break

Nothing like listening to demos and alternate versions of some classic Depeche Mode music on vinyl to recharge the work battery before buckling down to finish off the work day.

Music Tidbit of the Day

Did you know that Stevie Wonder was only 21 when he released his landmark album “Music of My Mind” (his 14th studio album) and that he played all of the instruments on this album except trombone by Art Baron and guitar by Howard “Buzz” Feiten?

King James & The Special Men | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier 9/11/14 [Instagram Videos]

CLICK HERE to check out other acts I caught at the Twilight Concert on the Santa Monica Pier! Below are Instagram clips of some of the songs from King James and the Special Men’s set at the Santa Monica Pier as part of the Twilight Concert Series. Instagram’s embed settings are, unfortunately, too large for WordPress, but hopefully, you’ll still be able to click through to … Read More King James & The Special Men | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier 9/11/14 [Instagram Videos]