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    Interesting Article on John McGeoch

    A biography of John McGeoch has been published and the article below is sort of an abstract of that bio. McGeoch was the guitarist for Magazine and Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees. In North America he remains relatively unknown, I think, but he was hugely influential on people like Johnny...
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    Graham Nash Interview

    New live album coming out .. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/may/03/graham-nash-on-families-joni-mitchell-and-toxic-masculinity-if-you-could-kill-putin-would-you-i-would
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    RIP Guitar Shorty

    Guitar World Obit: https://www.guitarworld.com/news/guitar-shorty-obit
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    McCartney Necro-Duets with Lennon

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-live-reviews/paul-mccartney-spokane-washington-got-back-tour-1344740/
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    RIP Susan Jacks (ex The Poppy Family)

    Susan Jacks has passed away at the age of 73. She had been a member of The Poppy Family with her singer-songwriter husband, Terry Jacks, leader of the late 60s Vancouver-based Canadian group. Terry Jacks and The Poppy Family were apparently a large influence on Kurt Cobain. Cobain allegedly...
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    Samara Joy and Pasquale Grosso - Stardust

    Three great things together, Samara, Pasquale, and Hoagy :love:
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    Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal

    Fifty six years after performing together in a group that went nowhere, The Rising Sons, Taj Majal and Ry Cooder are reunited as a thing. They appeared together on stage once in 2014, the only time together in all those years. They seem pumped in the interview...
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    The Dreaded "C" Word

    Despite being careful and being triple vaccinated, my wife and I have come down with Covid - confirmed with rapid antigen tests which have a very low rate of false positive results. Because we are vaccinated and are generally in good health, the situation is neither serious nor...
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    Fake Artists - Another Interesting Read from Ted Gioia

    If Gioia's "industry insider" source is good, here maybe is another kick in the crotch for musicians from streaming services. https://tedgioia.substack.com/p/the-fake-artists-problem-is-much?s=r
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    Dark Side of the Moon - 40 Years Old Last Month (in 2013)

    My son [erroneously] pointed out to me that Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon was 40 years old last month [but it was 40 years old last month in 2013 as willeypicket has pointed out below]. Do I feel [even older] old or what? Pink Floyd seems to have commissioned a series of cover art...
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    When the Party is Over

    Musicians and Singers reflect on the evaporation of popularity and associated fortune. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/apr/16/pop-stars-spotlight-bob-geldof-robbie-williams-lisa-maffia Don’t give up your day-job skills. Have a plan B. Don’t give up your music. In the distant past I...
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    Daniel Rossen (Ex Grizzly Bear Guitarist/Singer) Interview

    Reflections on going solo from sometime Guild guy, Daniel Rossen. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/apr/13/grizzly-bears-daniel-rossen-on-going-solo-and-self-criticism-i-dont-expect-to-have-a-good-career-anymore
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    RIP - Chris Bailey (of The Saints)

    Aussie lead singer of The Saints passes away. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/apr/11/chris-bailey-of-the-saints-the-voice-that-tore-across-the-world-and-changed-the-face-of-brisbane
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    John Lennon vs the Mobster

    There is apparently a book coming out about Lennon's struggles against the boss of Roulette Records. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/apr/10/john-lennon-morris-levy-beatle-v-mobster-1976-court-battle
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    Little Hurricane

    I saw this White-Stripes-like duo ... maybe .... fifteen years or more ago as an opening act. They did not really have it all that together - they were working hard at it though. This live in the studio session is about five years old now. I just stumbled across it by accident. They are much...
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    Stephen Fearing - Livestream - April 18th

    Stephen Fearing Lovely human being. Great singer/songwriter. Member of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. In hybrid in-person/streaming concert at the Rogue Folk Club, Vancouver, B.C. April 15, 8:00 PM Pacific Time $10 CDN about $8.00 US for Live Stream...
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    Guitarist and Bass Player Don't Go Down with the Ship

    But they are the last ones off ... having helped to save hundreds of lives .. Interesting story. Does a life as a working musician give one the strength, stamina, and fortitude to deal calmly with any (other ;)) disaster? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-60841291
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    Bonnie Tyler ... er .. Baker

    Bonnie Tyler ... er ... Baker (see correction from JP below) (No not That One) This 1939 78 by band leader Orrin Tucker was the sole record that came with my latest acoustic gramophone purchase. Tucker was a second string Swing guy. His most popular vocalist was (Wee) Bonnie Tyler ,... er...
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    Nat King Cole Trio (with Oscar Moore)

    I bought another windup gramophone from a very sweet elderly couple the other day - it is becoming a sickness like with guitars. ;) They called me back a day or so later to ask if I was interested in some records. I went and looked and bought some stuff from them, including a 1953 release of...
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    PUP, the Band, not the Acronym

    A Canadian Neo/Post-Punk group that has been around for a dozen years or so, all the while flying under the radar, suddenly gets some international notice. I had never heard of them before, but then I don't frequent Toronto. A brief look at their stuff on Youtube reveals energetic...
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