Talking Heads- Take Me to the River- NYC Central Park 8-80

I have long suffered from chronic foot in mouth disease. You know, that person with unbridled enthusiasm in social situations who just does not know quite what to say, so invariably says the wrong thing. Case in point: the first time that I…
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Rolling Stones- Some Girls 40th Anniversary- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood

In the Studio writer/ producer alumnus Joe Rhodes pointed out to me once that, in spite of the reams of rock commentary written about the Rolling Stones over the past forty years since the June 1978 release of the Some Girls   album, precious…
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Win Autographed Jethro Tull "50 for 50" Lithograph & 3CD

To celebrate fifty years of Jethro Tull,  Ian Anderson has chosen fifty songs from twenty-one studio albums collected on three CDs as 50 for 50 . Register below before midnight ET July 1st to win that plus an autographed 50 for 50  lithograph…
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Take the Bar Exam: Eric Clapton "Life in 12 Bars" on DVD

Register below to win the highly-acclaimed Eric Clapton unvarnished expose Life in 12 Bars  from documentary filmmaker Lili Fini Zanuck, originally on Showtime and now on DVD from Eagle Vision. North American Slowhand fans should sign up below…

Kinks- One for the Road- Ray Davies 6-25

Consistency may not have been their hallmark, but many rock critics have contended over the years that on any given night the best rock band in the world could be The Kinks, and the punchy concert best of One for the Road   certainly makes…
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Jethro Tull- 50th Anniversary pt 2- Ian Anderson

The first decade of Jethro Tull's half century which we explored here last week, occupying that musical territory only big enough for itself, where ancient-sounding heath-covered acoustic numbers combined with sprawling progressive rock, fitting…

Peter Frampton- Black Hole Sun- Austin 10-18-11

Way way back to even the eponymous Humble Pie  album in 1969 when barely out of his teens, I thought that Peter Frampton's lyrical, almost jazzy lead guitar figures set him apart from so many of his less imaginative peers, and it has been…

"Melissa Etheridge" 30th, "Yes I Am" 25th Anniversaries

We all know how powerful first impressions are. So regardless of the thirty years that it has been since we first met for a live Q102 Dallas/ Ft.Worth radio interview on the occasion of the release of her debut Melissa Etheridge  in May 1988,…

Police- Synchronicity 35th Anniversary- Sting, Stewart Copeland 6-18

Thirty-five years later it is still easily evident to see why Synchronicity    by The Police was one of the top albums of the entire Eighties decade both artistically and in popularity, containing hits that continue to satisfy like "King of…
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Jethro Tull- 50 for 50, pt 1- Ian Anderson

Even though I only attended college for three days ( that's not a typo, days, not years or even semesters ), I got an education which served me a lifetime from the guy who roomed next to me in the freshman dorm. In those three days he introduced…