Tag Archives: Last.fm

Another List Posing as a Post: My Most @Lastfm Spins of 2011

Last.fm is a nifty little online music community, based in London with users all over the world.  It started simply enough—users install a utility in their PC music player (Windows Media, iTunes, etc) to “scrobble” their music real-time, sending data … Continue reading

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Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?

I’m really feeling this tune today.  This week.  This year. It’s the same old tune, fiddle and guitar Where do we take it from here Rhinestone suits and new shiny cars We’ve been the same way for years We need … Continue reading

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JC's Albums Played in 2009

Do you remember albums?  The awkard way you had to flip thru the bin at the record store. Cover art that with real estate worth the effort.  The unique feeling you got breaking the shrink-wrap on a large platter of … Continue reading

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A Private Concert with Townes Van Zandt

Some days I wonder about the choices I make, the missed opportunities and friends not met. See, I love live music. The nuance, the feeling, the tenor filtered out in the studio. There’s nothing like watching an artist bend a … Continue reading

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Bill and Kate Isles at Fort Belmont Rendezvous

Four stars for album Matching Baggage and show. Continue reading

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T for Texas

Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933) was one of the first “stars” of country music.  Often known as the Singing Brakeman, Rodgers set the standard for future generations: Jimmie Rodgers’s first Blue Yodel, which became known as “Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for … Continue reading

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The Day The Music Died

Today is the 50th anniversary of The Day The Music Died.  On 3 February 1959, in a field outside Clear Lake, Iowa, a small plane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, crashed and killed everyone … Continue reading

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At the Root of the Music

Uncle Tupelo is the fulcrum of my ROOTS music universe. All things good, bad and ugly; happy, melancholy and sad, flow thru the music and the people and the places of the boys from Southern Illinois. The melancholy is mine–youth … Continue reading

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All Alone In This Together

there are a very few times in this life when a melody hits me Continue reading

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Far & Away 2008

Freeform American Roots DJ picks for 2008 Continue reading

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