In Memory Of Dusty Hill

ZZ Top are a part of my DNA. I was spoon fed via Pioneer turntable and box speakers a steady dose of Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, and ZZ Top in my formative years. I was a classic rock toddler, which at the time it was the new shit. Classic rock in the mid-70s was Buddy Holly, […]

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Hal Holbrook 1925-2021

Hal Holbrook was most widely known for his portrayal of Mark Twain in a one-man show he created called Mark Twain Tonight!, as well as many other theater performances and film roles over the course of 70+ years as an actor. Revered, award-worthy roles that garnered him much earned praise that would take him through […]

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EVH 1955-2020

Everyone has their “entry” Van Halen album, at least those of us that grew up in the late-70s and 80s. Oddly enough it wasn’t an older brother or that dude at the record shop that always looked tired and smelled like incense that got me into Van Halen at the age of 5. It was […]

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A Pioneer of the Electronic Music Landscape : RIP Florian Schneider

I own two Kraftwerk records, Autobahn and Trans-Europe Express. I love many Kraftwerk records; like Kraftwerk 2, Radio Activity, The Man-Machine, Computer World, and the single “Tour de France” thanks to Breakin’. But for some reason I landed on those first two records when I dove into the world of the Krautrock/electronic music pioneers. I […]

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John Prine 1946-2020

I have never been a fan of country music. I’m just not wired for it. Much like how some people aren’t wired for jazz, David Lynch, or TLC shows. And even though I may not be down with outlaw country or Little People, Big World, I do appreciate a great songwriter. Guys like Kris Kristofferson, […]

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McCoy Tyner : 1938-2020

The first jazz album that really re-wired my brain was McCoy Tyner’s The Real McCoy. I’d been listening to jazz here and there over the years, but it wasn’t till 2008 when I bought my turntable that I’d made a concerted effort to really dive deep into records by Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk […]

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Hunter – 15 Years Gone

“Football Season Is Over” No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun — for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax — This […]

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