Category Archives: Music

Radiohead v. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Annette and Will and I went and saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers on June 1 and then Annette and I saw Radiohead just this past Monday.  Besides putting me way WAY over my usual “one big arena rock show … Continue reading

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Nirvana, R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, and other middle-aged rock bands

I’ve noticed a bit of a convergence of events lately in the rock-n-roll of my increasingly distant past.  I heard/read a story about 20th anniversary of the release of Nirvana’s Nevermind (not this story, but this one will do) almost on the … Continue reading

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Dear Ticketmaster et al

Dear Ticketmaster, Tony Bennett, and Deathcab for Cutie; I’m writing about a concert my wife Annette and I attended on August 24 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, a show that was supposed to have featured the band Deathcab for … Continue reading

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“Giving up my iPod for a Walkman”

Pretty amusing article: “Giving up my iPod for a Walkman” is about a 13 year-old’s experience with the old skool music player, the Sony Walkman, which came out 30 years ago. My favorite quote: It took me three days to … Continue reading

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RIP, Koko Taylor

I learned via my friend Troy’s Twitter feed that Koko Taylor died yesterday. In case you don’t know: Koko Taylor was the “Queen of the Blues,” born in Memphis but really a Chicago singer/performer. Taylor has kind of a special … Continue reading

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“I’m rapping Jesus Christ and conservative views”

Or, the other lines that stuck with me were “Superman/Not Socialism/Waterboard/Not Terrorism…” From my good friend Troy via Twitter, I give you the “Young Con Anthem:” Troy wondered if this was a parody of some sort, but I’m pretty sure … Continue reading

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This is perhaps the only post I will ever have about “American Idol”

I sort of watch American Idol, sort of don’t care, etc. Last night, we actually ended up over at some friends’ house after dinner watching the big finale, and everyone in the room– even children– remarked at the crappiness of … Continue reading

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David Byrne in Ann Arbor this evening

Annette and I went to see David Byrne on tour this evening at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater, and a very fine show it was. I’ve been quite a fan of The Talking Heads for some time, and I’ve also enjoyed … Continue reading

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Our field-trip to the Elvisfest

I don’t know why I remember this, but here’s a fun-fact about Elvis impersonators that I was actually able to track down on the web here: When Elvis Presley died in 1977, there were an estimated 37 Elvis impersonators in … Continue reading

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A reason to figure out GarageBand

Though I probably won’t have time to do this, Radiohead is making the key tracks for their new single “Nude” available via iTunes so that fans can buy them and remix their own versions. Radiohead is going to post them … Continue reading

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