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Yes, This is A Great New Book

One of my favorite places in the entire Valley is the little music nook section at The Bookworm in Edwards. Here is where my youth has been transcribed. A place to find the thoughts of Keith Richards and Anthony Kiedis committed to the page along with numerous...

John Hiatt Supplies A Sunny Smile

There appear to be no truth to the rumor that the organizers of the Telluride Blues and Brews Music Festival will be adding ‘Buckets’ of rain to the title though it would have been more than appropriate for this year’s celebration.  However in spite of a relentless...

So You Want To Be An Opera Star?

Should the Byrds change their lyrics? I wonder if Pete Townsend ever contemplated changing the lyrics to “My Generation” to “Hope I die before the fat lady sings?”   In an age when musical offerings are as diverse as ever and niche music is gaining sales success...

Tom Genes' Lollapalooza Review

Last week I made my annual pilgrimage to the center of the rock music world to Chicago’s Grant Park and Perry Farrel’s Lollapalooza.  The festival, in its ninth year has at least nine more left in its North American home.  Each year the music not only impresses but...

Boss Keeps On Working

Nobody really hates Bruce Springsteen anymore.  Even those ill informed rock fans like me, to be perfectly honest, have to admit he has created a catalogue of amazing and endearing music with some noted theatrics as well. And what he is doing now at the ‘advanced age’...

Peter Gabriel Concert Review

What does one do when they wake up in their own Secret World? Peter Gabriel seems to have, if not the answers, the detailed emotions you’ll encounter on your journey through your mind. Getting inside the psyche has always been Gabriel’s game and Thursday...