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May 2010

Masters of the Form: The Cure, 1987 - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.


Lena Horne and the Power to Believe

Don't rely on Wikipedia or a pat obituary to grasp the impact Lena Horne had on stage, screen, civil rights, and social justice. Go to the best authority on the life of Lena Horne -- the Lady herself.


The Shield Around the K

Call it a childlike naiveté or a disregard for professional musicianship, but Beat Happening’s playful and whimsical approach whisked in a new era of change within the music industry.


The Whitsundays Go Major League Psychedelic on ‘Saul’

The Whitsundays sound ventures into psychedelic meanderings and away from tight-knit vintage song structures.


“Love Will Tear Us Apart”: The 30th Anniversary of Joy Division’s Most Enduring Anthem

The first in a multi-part series commemorating 30 years since the demise of cult legends Joy Division.


Verse-Chorus-Verse: Carole King - “Home Again”

An earlier version of this post appeared on pcmunoz.com on August 16, 2005 “Home Again”—Carole King Written by Carole King From Tapestry (Sony, 1971) Though “It’


April 2010

Neil Innes on Tour - A Legend That Will Last a Lunchtime

You may know Neil Innes’ name, or perhaps some of the seemingly endless list of classic music, film and television pies he’s had his talented fingers in over the decades with Monty Python, the Bonzo Dog Band, and the Rutles, but he’s by no means a celebrity, and that’s perfectly alright with him.


Love at First Listen… Smitten By a Song From a Compilation

Retailers are producing musical compilations in the name of branding


Sonny Rollins, Still Living the Well-Lived Life

Sonny Rollins is the rarest of birds: the enlightened being who figured out early on how to live life in full, on his own terms, and has never strayed from that almost monastic path.


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