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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…

A nice interview with Jimi Hendrix’s sister Janie on the Bravewords.com site. It’s talking about the latest collection of unreleased Hendrix material to hit the stores, Valleys Of Neptune. Janie Hendrix: “He’s probably laughing.” BraveWords.com: Yeah, he must be laughing, going, “how can I be ruling the rock world…” Janie Hendrix: “40 years after my…

Music Mondays: Five songs I love

Another list of songs I really love, this time leaning a bit on the heavy side. I by Black Sabbath (performed by Heaven & Hell). This is one of my favourite Dio-era Sabbath songs, from the underrated Dehumanizer album (Dio/Sabb box set). This sizzling live version is performed by the reformed Dio-era version of the…

Music Mondays: Five songs I love

It’s been a while since I did one of these fairly general entries in the “Five songs I love” series: Forget about Me by Mem Shannon. A great blues/soul/R&B singer, Mem Shannon is terribly underrated. I love his great story-telling ability, of which Forget about Me is a great example. Live: A Night at Tipitina’s…

Bravewords.com is featuring their annual top 30 hard rock & heavy metal albums of the year. It’s a pretty good list from a very good year. I like their list because it mixes mainstream and extreme very nicely, with Cheap Trick & Kiss on the same list as Immortal and Napalm Death. It was a…

Every year The Allman Brothers Band hold court at New York’s Beacon Theatre for an extended run and 2009 was a very special year for them as it was the 20th anniversary of the event. And being a jam band, they celebrated with a wide array of guests each night. Perhaps most notable were two…

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