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Goin' Mobile With Speakers

At the recent Go Pro Mountain Games, I came a cross a wide variety of cool items for outdoor activities. There were handy knives from Gerber, some tasty treats for your puppy from Eukanuba and plenty of energy drinks in powder form. However, I was attracted to and...

Radio, Pandora or Spotify?

Sitting around a campfire recently, a young man asked me what I thought about the new music services, Pandora and Spotify, and what kind of impact they were having on radio.   Well as someone truly invested in many ways in radio I unleashed a tirade of...

The Big Stars That Weren't

They say things come in threes. You know usually bad things like celebrity deaths and bad news from family. I have also noticed this trend with influential rock musicians and their uncanny habit of releasing three albums and then vanishing.   First you have Jimi...

Top 5 Summer Songs of All Time

Summer has dawned over the Vail Valley and though the official start is not until June 21 around these parts we tend to get a jump on things. Therefore I decided to do the same and talk about summer songs.   There is a very real phenomenon that each summer a song...

R.E.M. Unplugged A Must Have

After nearly three decades as a recording unit, we finally get a R.E.M. album you can understand the lyrics.  It’s a bit sarcastic of course but the band, that defined college radio in the eighties and nineties, had a reputation for muddling lyrics. One might...

A Concert Film For and About the Ages

For years Jonathan Demme’s “Stop Making Sense” has been the standard for concert films. Many have tried but rarely succeeded.  Too often filmmakers try to make too much of the behind the scenes nonsense while others struggle to capture the essence of a band’s live...