Category Archives: Music

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

ACL Fest is back to ruin Austin further

One of the downsides to COVID being “over,” the return of this bullshit. What’s even more pathetic is how the lineup for ACL Fest is 90% the same as Coachella, Lolapalooza and every other gathering Ticketmaster devoured. So if you’ve … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Judy Tenuta

Crap! We lost the giver goddess, petite flower, Diet Dr. Pepper spokesperson, accordion aficionado and all around hilarious person. I had been following her on her Twitter feed so I knew Judy was undergoing treatment for cancer. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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RIP Loretta Lynn

I’m still not a big fan of Country Music, especially the mass-produced, over polished style nicknamed Nash Vegas as per Webb Wilder. Yet I have respect for Loretta given how she wrote a song called/about “The Pill.” A rather taboo … Continue reading

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RIP Coolio

Sad to hear about Coolio suddenly passing, he was only 59 and was still in demand for his varying talents. Although I’m not into Rap/Hip Hop music, I always loved him for being the voice of Futurama‘s Kwanzabot, a nice, non-violent … Continue reading

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Rot in Hell Ken Starr & Lowry Mays

Two more assholes who made Amerika the shit storm it is today finally died. The former most people know, he was the guy behind the vendetta to undo Slick Willie being elected twice. Starr had a special hard-on to get … Continue reading

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1977: Elvis found dead

Another weird moment from that Summer we were dumped off at Grandma’s while my parents were on vacation in Canada. Elvis Presley, the guy who ushered in the Rock n’ Roll Era, influenced millions, irritated even more parents and was … Continue reading

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KMAG Stream turns 20!

Dammit, dammit, dammit. My exhaustion from the Franz Ferdinand concert and two recent celebrity passings made me forget this huge milestone on Sunday. Better late than never with some events I’d say. Well, way back on August 7, 2002, my … Continue reading

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RIP Olivia Newton John

Olivia was a huge artist in the soundtrack of my grade school days. Even before every other kid at St. Matthew’s got the Grease soundtrack as a gift, she was a staple of AM radio via WLS (Chicago) with her Soft … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace John Aielli, KUT/KUTX’s morning guy for 50 years

John’s passing was announced Sunday afternoon but I have been busy with other crises at Castello di Maggi as you see from earlier posts. It was sad to see the news from the Austin Chronicle‘s e-mail alerts yet it was not … Continue reading

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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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