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5/1/17: Monday Funday Dance Party
This is the week!
4/28/17: Monday Funday Dance Party (Friday Edition)
Stop your messin’ around, kids. And Happy Friday.
4/26/17: The happiest man on earth
While the band was onstage, that guy was the happiest man on the planet.
4/23/17: Rain and Sun and Led Zeppelin IV
Up here in the Northeast, April can feel like November. But not as bad. The difference is what’s coming next. Flowers are already out now, and the trees are blooming. Springtime and sunshine and all that happy stuff are on their way, and nothing can stop it. No even a gloomy cold thundercloud day. WeContinue reading “4/23/17: Rain and Sun and Led Zeppelin IV”
4/14/17: Dean Drummond
I’m a day late, but then again I usually am. Dean Drummond died four years ago, on April 13, 2013, and I will not forgive him for it. Dean was a fantastic composer, who worked with microtonal music. His ensemble, Newband, used the Harry Partch Instrumentarium to create wild, complex music. He invented the zoomoozophone.Continue reading “4/14/17: Dean Drummond”
4/10/17: Monday Funday Dance Party
My favorite things about this song? Inez Foxx’s fabulous voice, first of all. It’s like honey, but is so powerful. And she’s got great vocal control. The rhythm track is great, too. There’s so much going on, you just get pulled into the music. And the next thing you know, you’re dancing on top ofContinue reading “4/10/17: Monday Funday Dance Party”
April 4, 2017: Kansanthrax
Sometimes too much bass is not nearly enough.
1/23/17: Suffering for my craft
Folks talk about practicing until your fingers bleed as an indication of your dedication to your craft. I only had that happen once, over a series of two or three gigs at a club in the suburbs of New Jersey. I was playing bass in an Irish/pub rock band, and this was a really funContinue reading “1/23/17: Suffering for my craft”
1/16/17: Monday Funday Dance Party
Way back in 2005, a man named Dr. Cliff Arnall looked at things like weather, debts following the holidays, and all those New Years resolutions we haven’t been following, and came up with a date for the most Depressing Day of the Year. It’s the third Monday in January, if you want to mark yourContinue reading “1/16/17: Monday Funday Dance Party”