Wayne Shorter 1933-2023

It’s been nearly two weeks now since the great and legendary jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter passed away at 89-years old. I hadn’t yet sat down to write something about the man I consider to be one of the greatest jazz saxophonists and composers to ever blow a note. Why? Well, Mr. Shorter passed away on […]

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Jeff Beck : 1944-2023

It took till I was 30-years old before I truly discovered Jeff Beck. As a kid I listened to enough classic rock stations to be familiar with his work in The Yardbirds, his solo albums with Rod Stewart(thanks to Scorsese’s Casino “I Ain’t Superstitious” will ring forever in my brain), as well as receiving this […]

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Vangelis : 1943-2022

I’m sure most people my age had their first experience with Greek musician/composer Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, aka Vangelis, when they watched Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. I didn’t see the unedited version of the film till I was 18 when I rented it from Video World. Before that I’d only seen the edited version that played […]

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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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