Category Archives: Music

All things related to music: reviews, concerts, birthdays, etc.

Paul McCartney is 80

Only recently had I given his advanced age much thought. Seems like only recently Alamo Drafthouse had their sing-along for his 64th birthday; 2006 and still at the original Fourth and Colorado location. Paul is doing much better than other … Continue reading

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My pledge reward for indy station WMFU!

Another radio station proving that the problem isn’t technology, it’s content! I found out via Milk & Cheese’s creator Evan Dorkin how to get this unique thank-you gift if I donated a chunk of change to WMFU, a great station … Continue reading

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RIP Julee Cruise

Very sad to see the news today and especially how Julie was suffering from lupus, so she was in serious pain. I read this tribute to her via the The Guardian to discover what a career Julee did beyond Twin Peaks which … Continue reading

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RIP Dave Smith (Synth Guy)

Dang it, too many nice people dying lately but what Dave did just cannot be ignored by me and all who love music. He was a former Electrical Engineering and Computer Science student from UC-Berkeley who got his hands on … Continue reading

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RIP Jim Seals

He sadly passed away Monday at 80 which is a pretty good run and for me he left behind a great legacy by helping define Soft Rock in the Seventies. Sure you could poo on that but hear me out … Continue reading

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Gave up on Beats, got AirPods this weekend

This week was the final straw with my third pair of Beats. It started off a crack in the plastics around the left headphone. So pissed. Not sure what caused it. Probably dropped to “hard.” Then something went amiss with … Continue reading

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RIP Andrew Fletcher

Andrew wasn’t as famous as the other members of Depeche Mode (Dave Gahan, Martin Gore or former founder Vince Clarke) but many said he was the glue to keep the band together. Not a small feat for a band that’s … Continue reading

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KMAG Podcast updates

Last year, I finished remastering or re-doing all the mix tapes I made for my friends way back in the early-to-mid Nineties, the decade in which portable music was still on analog cassettes or “digital” CDs. It’s a pity that … Continue reading

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RIP Vangelis

Most people remember him for the Top 40 hit he had with the movie Chariots of Fire, an uninteresting movie about a couple Brits running in the Olympics circa the 1920s. You could call it the Downton Abbey of track and field! … Continue reading

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Farewell iPod: 2001 to 2022

I think the number one reason for the iPod’s demise is the rise of streaming and improved cellular/wireless availability. Jennifer has some kind of unlimited plan which enables her to play a music service through her phone constantly. Throw in … Continue reading

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RIP Ric Parnell, aka Spinal Tap’s Mick Shrimpton

Ric was best known as the band’s drummer who suffered the comical fate of exploding near the end of the movie. It was the conclusion to a long-running gag about Spinal Tap having the worst luck with drummers constantly dying. … Continue reading

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RIP Chris Bailey

Damn it! Another musical legend and part of my History passed away. What makes me more pissed is that I found out two weeks later, again, via the New York Times. If I had been paying more attention of The Guardian I … Continue reading

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One World Theater sold

Another live venue bit the dust thanks to the Pandemic as this nice little place has been gobbled up by a rich asshole who claims to be a benefactor; he also acquired the Saxon Pub and is involved with the … Continue reading

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RIP Taylor Hawkins

Sad to hear about him passing but all the substances in his blood should never come as a surprise. Touring is hard. With any incarnation of show business, the public expects you to always be “on.” What I’m mostly surprised … Continue reading

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This year’s SXSW Bingo Card

Courtesy of the humorous Twitter feed Evil MoPac. Click on it to get the full view. Sadly, I get to automatically check three boxes because they’re year-round problems with the rude morons who have moved here from Dallas. We did … Continue reading

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