Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Family return as "FDeluxe"

Sometimes people tend to romanticize things that disappear and never return. ..
                "The Family" might be one such case.

     Formed/organized by Prince in 1985 after the break up of the Time, the band revolved around the vocals "St. Paul" Peterson and Prince's then-girlfriend Susannah Melvoin ( twin sister of Revolution guitarist Wendy Melvoin). Sax player Eric Leeds and former Time members Jellybean Johnson and Jerome Benton rounded out the group.

Monday, August 27, 2012

my little red car: the day I found out life can suck

I think I was 2 years old. My brother wasnt born yet so I was an only child. We lived on the outskirts of Baltimore City, not far from the county, in an old, working class neighborhood. Not bad, but on a busy enough street that you really didn't go out to find other kids to play with. I was obsessed with cars. I loved my Hot Wheels and especially my Matchbox. cars. There were so many cool American cars all with different designs. Fords were distinctly different from Chevys or Pontiacs. I could recognize them all by their shapes. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

buying physical cd's vs. streaming & downloads...

It is obvious that not as many physical cds are sold as even 10 years ago. No young people are buying stereos and cd players. The PC (or laptop) is the stereo of today.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

a closer look: Paul Butterfield Blues Band "East-West"

The great thing about having SiriusXM is I get to discover older music that even I am not familiar with. I'd certainly heard of Paul Butterfield and remember he was one of the guest for the Band's "Last Waltz" concert, but I had never listened to any of his albums.

The FIXX on Jimmy Kimmel

great job by the Fixx on Jimmy Kimmel.
Still sound great. Makes me want to go see them live!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Can You Dig it?: 15 songs that would be great to hear on the Monkees2012 Tour

Amazingly , the 3 surviving Monkees have announced a 12-date late Fall Tour of the US. This is the first time Michael Nesmith has toured the US with the band since 1969!

I thought it would be fun to examine some possibilities for the setlist. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Some upcoming shows of interest...

I'm always on the lookout for a good concert to go to. I prefer the smaller shows. Catching a band maybe considered past their commercial prime but still performing well.