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Party Rules for Music

In high school there were always assignments for parties. You know what I mean.  The one guy in your class who could grow a beard usually had to get the beer.  The girls mostly took charge of the pre-social media era of getting the word out on the where and when. ...

Should You Go See A Cover Band?

The Genesis cover band Musical Box recently announced a rare concert date in Denver this March.  This caused quite the heated debate between myself and my dear musical snob Just Plain Bill.   As a lover of live music performed exceptionally well, I am fine with...

The Revolution That Was Televised-The Beatles @50

I don’t ever remember seeing the Ed Sullivan show though I was alive during its run. A tad young at the time, I wonder if my mom forbade me from seeing it because of its risqué programming. There was the legless Elvis Presley and some real long hairs who sang while...

Tom Genes' Super Playlist

Tom Genes thought you might need some music selections to get yourself up for the game-As if you needed anything else to get you fired up! Omaha- Counting Crows – The battle cry of Peyton Manning is covered well with this Counting Crow’s gem. Plenty of appropriate...

Bruce Springsteen Reconsidered

I have never been a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen. For one in all honesty, I didn’t discover him therefore to me, a blatant music snob, he didn’t exist. Secondly, I often found him to be hypocritical. Third, his early success was in part due to a calculated propaganda...

CBGBs Remembered Fondly

As far as I know there are not any bar owners in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but that needs to change.  I nominate Hilly Kristal founder and owner of the famed CBGB.  His story is the stuff of American dreams, as he helped user in an era and an entire genre of...