Monday, November 30, 2009

Facebook Reminder

Click on my Facebook badge for my FB page, which has a lot of musicians and other assorted mixed nuts.

Newly added FB musical friends include It's a Beautiful Day's Linda LaFlamme, New Orleans blues singer Mem Shannon, and original Asleep at the Wheel vocalist Chris O'Connell!

Monday Music Digest

Charlie Hunter sighted

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-charlie-hunter30-2009nov30,0,7022886.story

Another roundup of holiday music CDs

http://blog.masslive.com/playback/2009/11/holiday_cds_make_this_one_cool.html

Live review: Gin Wigmore (great name)

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10612385

The top 20 guitar riffs of all time

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/3107405/The-top-20-guitar-riffs

New subdudes music

http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2009/11/29/entertainment/doc4b0b21f3d1f5a860426766.txt

St. Louis plays the blues

http://www.kansascity.com/270/story/1594186.html

Camelot for kids

http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/yb/138351948

Sir Paul reveals how he revisits John and George

http://www.okmagazine.com/2009/11/paul-mccartney-how-i-revisit-john-lennon-and-george-harrison/

A blues master shares his gifts

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2010356457_lance27.html

And Let Freedom Ring

http://www.wickedlocal.com/norton/news/x441558092/MUSIC-SCENE-Singer-songwriter-expands-horizons-on-Let-Freedom-Ring

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Oops!

Forgot that this is Wednesday...click on the post title for Uncle Tom Moffatt's weekly talk-story!

Wednesday Music Digest

Great food and African music at a new NYC restaurant

http://www.timeslive.co.za/lifestyle/article208560.ece

Using eBay to find...Klezmer music

http://www.thejewishadvocate.com/news/2009/1127/top_news/002.html

The end of music?

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/24/the-end-of-music/

Jazz for a good cause in Seattle

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlehumane/archives/186198.asp?from=blog_last3

Bata Drum workshops in New York City

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=45958

A new Elvis release

http://www.musicbox-online.com/review/11192009/elvis-memphis.html

A Quebe Sisters sighting

http://www.c-bstatesman.com/news/2009-11-26/Historical/BOB_BOWMANS_EAST_TEXAS.html

Jake heads to Buckingham Palace

http://www.kitv.com/entertainment/21717122/detail.html

An Austin musician gets 31 years

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6736563.html

And 20 indirect Beatles memories

http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/116633-in-my-own-life-20-indirect-beatle-memories/

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday Music Digest

Taj sighted

http://wvgazette.com/Entertainment/thegazz/200911181153

Junior Sinatra speaks out

http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=11531465

Manhattan Transfer does Uncle Chickie

http://www.voanews.com/english/Entertainment/2009-11-18-voa17.cfm

Size matters

http://neworleans.broadwayworld.com/article/Ben_Lerman_comes_to_Le_Chat_Noir_To_Celebrate_His_New_EP_Size_Matters_20091118

Jake goes surfing in San Diego

http://www.nctimes.com/entertainment/music/article_471b8d84-220f-5613-99b8-c3ed6a2966e5.html

John Mayer talks story

http://www.popeater.com/2009/11/18/john-mayer-reveals-stories-behind-battle-studies/

The Royal family of the guitar-meet the Romeros

http://www.nctimes.com/entertainment/music/article_abc996ac-40c3-5d03-8960-cb78f5161178.html

The Wailers do the Big Easy

http://www.neworleans.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=264166&catid=396&Itemid=2322

Epiphone Guitars-an overview

http://www.spinner.com/2009/11/16/epiphone-guitars-an-overview/

And a Starr reborn?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/pandora/pandora-a-starr-reborn-hopes-fans-keep-the-faith-1822414.html

Thursday Music Digest

Taj sighted

http://wvgazette.com/Entertainment/thegazz/200911181153

Junior Sinatra speaks out

http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=11531465

Manhattan Transfer does Uncle Chickie

http://www.voanews.com/english/Entertainment/2009-11-18-voa17.cfm

Size matters

http://neworleans.broadwayworld.com/article/Ben_Lerman_comes_to_Le_Chat_Noir_To_Celebrate_His_New_EP_Size_Matters_20091118

Jake goes surfing in San Diego

http://www.nctimes.com/entertainment/music/article_471b8d84-220f-5613-99b8-c3ed6a2966e5.html

John Mayer talks story

http://www.popeater.com/2009/11/18/john-mayer-reveals-stories-behind-battle-studies/

The Royal family of the guitar-meet the Romeros

http://www.nctimes.com/entertainment/music/article_abc996ac-40c3-5d03-8960-cb78f5161178.html

The Wailers do the Big Easy

http://www.neworleans.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=264166&catid=396&Itemid=2322

Epiphone Guitars-an overview

http://www.spinner.com/2009/11/16/epiphone-guitars-an-overview/

And a Starr reborn?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/pandora/pandora-a-starr-reborn-hopes-fans-keep-the-faith-1822414.html

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Facebook Reminder

For more musical mayhem, click on my Facebook Badge on the sidebar.

Musical FB friends added this week include folk music guy Tom Paxton, The Louisiana Music Museum, and trumpet man Kermit Ruffins!

Tuesday Music Digest

Dick Starkey is working on a new album

http://www.beatlesnews.com/blog/the-beatles/200911160820/suppose-a-beatle-gave-an-album-and-nobody-came.html

Soul Power hits home

http://dvd.ign.com/articles/104/1045678p1.html

Live review: Riley King

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2009/11/16/review-bb-king-at-the-heritage-in-campbell/

A new Oasis?

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/11/16/liam-gallagher-starts-new-band-with-oasis-minus-brother-noel/

A new live DVD from Macca

http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-dvd-review-paul-mccartney-good/

A new CD from Norah Jones

http://consequenceofsound.net/2009/11/16/album-review-norah-jones-the-fall/

With the team 9-0, seems like everyone is writing songs about the New Orleans Saints

http://www.neworleans.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=262011&catid=373&Itemid=2322

A new book traces the origins of Jazz

One of Buddy Holly's g\guitars is going on the auction block

http://www.wcpo.com/news/local/story/Buddy-Holly-Guitar-To-Go-On-Auction-Block/b4r8Va_aukWYyST2UvvHrw.cspx

And a sighting of composer Michel Legrand

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=9101686

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New Music Blog Added

Check out Dino Perucci's concert photography! Click on post title or on the sidebar!

(Second Try) Saturday Music Digest

Sorry about that, Chief! I posted this at 7:53 AM this morning before leaving for an all-day class, and just discovered it never got posted! Don't know what the problem was...

When the Cirque meets the Beatles

http://www.counterpunch.org/yearsley11132009.html

An all-star tribute to "The Prisoner"

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2009/11/the-prisoner-an-all-star-appreciation/

The Records, Day 5

http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/115752-re-meet-the-beatles-the-records-day-five-1970-and-beyond

Yet another cool band name...Garage A Trois

http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2009/11/garage_a_trois_ranges_from_lou.html

Pirate radio on cruise control

http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/11/13/pirate-radio-on-cruise-control/

Pixies at the Paramount-a review

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/matsononmusic/2010269546_concert_review_pixies_at_the_p.html?cmpid=2628

Q & A with former Runaway Lita Ford

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/entertainment/music/fl-lita-ford-qa-111309,0,1001558.story

Keeping it small

http://www.kearneyhub.com/entertainment/local/article_b0714990-d08a-11de-abf8-001cc4c002e0.html

Food for strings

http://www.dailydemocrat.com/business/ci_13780698

And recapturing the sound of Stephane Grapelli

http://cdinsight.com/news.php?readmore=3129

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Another Reminder!

Click on my badge to fly to my Facebook page, where you will find much more musical mayhem, crazy videos, travel and boat stories, and much more.

11/11/09 Music Digest

Thanks to those who served or who are serving now...Happy Veterans' Day!

Talk story with Uncle Tom Moffatt

http://www.midweek.com/content/columns/utg/

New tuneage from Backyard Tire Fire

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/Story.aspx?storyID=20410

Pirate Radio

http://insidemovies.moviefone.com/2009/11/09/bill-nighy-saves-rock-n-roll-in-pirate-radio/

Another great band name...Them Crooked Vultures

http://newsroom.mtv.com/2009/11/10/them-crooked-vultures-album-stream/

Classical Mystery Tour

http://www.newsok.com/beatles-flashbacks-conjured-by-classical-mystery-tour/article/3415967?custom_click=pod_headline_music

An update on Scorsese's Sinatra movie

http://www.examiner.com/x-12788-Frank-Sinatra-Examiner~y2009m11d10-Martin-Scorseses-biopic-of-Frank-Sinatra-update

100 Best Jazz recordings

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/6515486/100-Best-Jazz-Recordings.html

Aerosmith looking for a new singer!

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2009/11/so-you-say-you-wanna-be-a-singer-in-aerosmith.html

Dave Batholomew gets inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame

http://www.wxvt.com/Global/story.asp?S=11474974

And the party thrown for Dave by Allen Toussaint

http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2009/11/allen_toussaint_throws_a_star-.html

Sunday, November 8, 2009