Tag Archives: Rock

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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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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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: The Amazing Jonathan & Mark Lanegan

A sad day for entertainment in general. A big loss for Comedy and another for Music. These two people weren’t super famous but they contributed to those who capitalized on the work they laid down. First up would be The … Continue reading

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David Bowie would’ve been 75 today

It’s too bad he didn’t live as long as his contemporaries, especially given their proclivity to just flog a dead horse, e.g. Rolling Stones, The Who. I also know what I’m writing will be blasphemy, but David didn’t end his … Continue reading

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RIP Charlie Watts

I’m not much of a Rolling Stones fan, especially after Tattoo You but I usually respected Charlie. He managed to be a founding member and stayed with the band for the rest of his life. Given how many other bands change … Continue reading

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The Sparks Brothers: Must See*

* – If you love music in any capacity, you better see this. Otherwise, the rest of the world can wait until streaming services carry it. Despite this documentary being a huge love letter to one of greatest duos in … Continue reading

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RIP Jim Steinman

I think only Meat Loaf fans were super familiar with Jim since he was the primary writer on Bat Out of Hell but his main speciality was ballads. Great examples are the two he authored for Bonnie Tyler: “Total Eclipse of … Continue reading

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Farewell Phil Spector

The debate over who’s responsible for the Wall of Sound Spector is credited for will go on forever yet he did contribute immensely to Popular Music. Phil comes more into play for my generation by working with the Ramones since … Continue reading

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What really happened when Bowie recorded “Warszawa”

 Hard to believe the Thin White Duke has been gone five years. For the fifth anniversary of his passing, I’m reposting this cartoon my friend Mark M sent me. It’s a comical take on the song Bowie wrote with … Continue reading

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Rocketman

When it comes to a Biography or Auto-Biography movie, this is more like it! Right away the tagline says, “The only way to tell his story is to live his Fantasy.” Even if it weren’t Elton John, this should’ve been … Continue reading

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RIP Keith Olsen

Keith’s name may not be easily recognizable unless you are a music Nerd like me who reads the liner notes on records/CDs…one thing you can’t see on MP3s/streams. He produced numerous artists you’d know by name though: Santana, Pat Benatar, … Continue reading

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RIP Neil Peart

Neil will be greatly missed and I didn’t know that he retired or was sick. Although Rush isn’t a band I’m crazy about, namely due to radio only playing a very small sample of their larger work and much of … Continue reading

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What’s with the December 2019 Header?

It’s December now. Shouldn’t I have a Christmas, Solstice, Festivus, whatever, theme in the Header space and not what appears to be the Eagles’ Hotel California album cover? Well, I did piece together a GIF-based header because my host and great … Continue reading

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