Hoaxes and Conspiracies

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The music business is rampant with tales of conspiracy and hoaxes from the hilarious to the ridiculous. Even people born decades after the Beatles came to America can tell you about the Paul is dead conspiracy that followed him his entire career. Even a relatively recent documentary (2010) reinforces old[...]

RIP Chuck Berry

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Each time another music legend moves on to that big record studio in the sky, all of us left behind are forced to think about mortality and how fleeting life can be. Perhaps it was music we grew up with, or music our parents grew up with, even music our[...]

This Day in Music

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Twenty years ago today rapper Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in the streets of Los Angeles. In remembrance, Diddy is planning a tribute to his longtime friend using fans rapping Biggie’s lyrics (for more on that story, link is below). This brings to mind not only the tragedy but also[...]

Music and Sports

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You don’t just go to a game for the players and the score, there’s more to it than that. You go to a game for the experience, the action, the entertainment, the comradery. It’s food and cheerleaders and mascots. It’s also music. Music that builds the tension and drives the[...]

Movie Soundtracks

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Do you have a favorite Movie Soundtrack? I have a few, but none of them are recent. As a matter of fact, one of my favorites, from The Big Chill, consists of songs that were recorded long before I was born. But in recent years, there really haven’t been many[...]