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November 8, 2007

Robert Plant/Alison Krauss – Raising Sand

I vaguely remember hearing about the collaboration of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss a few months ago. At the time I thought it could either be an incredible project or a dud. Surfing the net today, I discovered that their collaboration has been released. It’s called Raising Sand. I went to the web site for […]

October 24, 2007

Hey, Jude!

Sitting here listing to the Beatles 1, and Hey Jude is playing. Does anyone else think that Ringo’s drums sound like cardboard boxes? The snare doesn’t have any top end and the bass drum sounds like he’s kicking a Kleenex box. I’m just sayin…

October 2, 2007

Rock and Roll Hall of Sham

It’s now official: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is bogus. According to this article, the Hall is controlled by the publisher of Rolling Stone magazine. This year’s nominees to the hall are Chic, Afrika Bambaataa, John Mellencamp, the Beastie Boys, Donna Summer, Madonna, Dave Clark Five, the Ventures and Leonard Cohen. Chic? Afrika […]

July 19, 2007

Music Listening Ettiquette

We went to see Rachel Williams Wednesday night at 3rd & Lindsley. She was celebrating the release of her new CD, Lonely At The Bottom. The place was packed. I liked the music (especially since our friend, Vickie Carrico, was singing background). The crowd was full of Rachel’s fans. So you’d think that they’d have […]

July 12, 2007

Digital Music

So, the Spice Girls had to go to the studio and record their “perfect” parts before their appearance at the Concert for Dianna? Seems they felt they were a little rusty in the vocal department, and decided to use some computer technology to “help” them out. In a nutshell, what they did was record the […]

July 11, 2007

Record Label Shenanigans

I just finished reading this post about a band called The Ohio Express. In my book, record labels are one step above loan sharks, but this story takes the cake. In a nutshell, the one big hit the band had, “Yummy Yummy Yummy” wasn’t even recorded by them. It was done by session musicians, but […]

June 30, 2007

Loud Crowes Coming Back to Nashville

Actually, the band is called the Black Crowes; they’re coming to the Ryman Auditorium at the end of August. I saw them play at the Grand Ole Opry House in the early 90’s, and they were fantastic.  I’d like to go see them again, but I’m not sure my ears could take it. At the […]

February 9, 2007

NASCAR 2007: Almost Here

Just had a few random thoughts about things I figured I’d put down here in the blog. RETIREMENT FUND: Over the last week, there’s been a big deal made out about the fact that NASCAR drivers don’t have some sort of pension or retirement fund. Maybe it’s me, but I think that’s the drivers’ responsibility, […]

January 28, 2007

Hitting the Jackpot at the Hillbilly Casino

I’ve lived in Nashville since 1982. For the first time ever, we went to the Opryland Hotel complex to see a band play in one of the clubs. So, what group motivated us to go mingle with the tourists? Hillbilly Casino. If you like rockabilly, you’ll love these guys. They’re fronted by a fellow named […]

January 7, 2007

Webb Wilder, Unplugged

We went to see Webb Wilder play last night at Puckett’s Grocery in Franklin. As his website said, this was a “limited personnel gig”. That is, it was Webb and Tony Bowles, both on acoustic guitars. I’ve been to Puckett’s Grocery in Leiper’s Fork many times, and had their great hamburgers. But this was the […]