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It’s been a while since I posted one of these lists, that’s for sure. A couple of weeks ago someone on Twitter posted a link to the Tool version of led Zeppelin’s No Quarter. “No that’s cool!” I thought to myself. Wouldn’t it be fun to add that to a bunch of other great cover…

It’s been a very long time since I did a Music Monday of any variety, never mind of the Five songs I really love variety. So it’s fun to check in again and share what I’ve been obsessing over on my iPod and on Youtube lately. And oddly, some of these are repeats from earlier…

I’m a huge Eric Clapton fan, particularly of his blues output, always have been, always will be. There’s only one artist I’ve seen in concert more time that EC, but more on that later. One of the things I’ve always found interesting and admirable about him is his desire to collaborate with other artists, to…

Here’s a list worth giving a listen to: 10 Scientist Rock Stars. Let’s take a look, starting with by far the most famous: Brian May. Brian May is the guitarist for a little band called Queen. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. And he has a Ph.D. in…

Ok, not really. It’s hard to directly compare the industrial disco-metal stylings of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails with the tango nuevo of Argentina’s Astor Piazzolla. The music itself is very different. Or is it? Both of them — Piazzolla and Reznor — certainly create music that has a propulsive, relentless almost narrative drive…

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, so I thought I’d highlight some of my more recent musical discoveries. Long Way Home by Kelley Hunt. So. A month or so ago I’m browsing on the second floor in a local used bookstore and some really cool bluesy music is on their sound…

Music Mondays: Forty-Four Blues

Forty-four or 44 Blues is a fairly well know blues standard and is certain a song that I really love. I was first introduced to it during an Eric Clapton concert a number of years ago, during his From the Cradle tour. It wasn’t part of the album, but he did perform it live. It…

The Who is pretty well my favourite band of all time. Without a doubt. Way back in the seventies (yes, I’m that old) when everyone else was arguing about whether the Beatles or the Stones were the greatest rock ‘n roll band in the world, I always argued it was The Who. Townshend, Daltry, Moon…

Yes, that David Gilmour. Anyways, there was a post on Gilmour’s blog a few months ago that provoked quite a little storm: Chopping up albums. Basically, the point Gilmour makes is that many albums are really meant to be listened to as a whole and shouldn’t be split into individual tracks at record companies’ whims.…

Yesterday was a very sad day in the hard rock/heavy metal community as Rainbow/Black Sabbath/Dio/Heaven & Hell vocalist Ronnie James Dio died at the age of 67. I’ve been a big fan of Ronnie James Dio ever since way back in 1980 I heard the song Neon Knights, the first big song he did with…

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