Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday Slow Groove

Fear & Loafing in Pittsburgh


Four songs into his set at Pittsburgh's Trib Amphitheater Thursday July 28, 2011, 63-year-old Meat Loaf collapsed on stage and was down for about 10 minutes. Fans were fearing that he had a heart attack.
Amazingly, the big guy regained his composure and finished the show. He explained to fans what had happened before playing his signature hit, "Paradise by the Dashboard Light."
"I fucking fainted. I have asthma ... I can't breathe ... and then ... oh wait, I forgot ... I got poked by a pin and bled half to death ... and then I got slapped in the face and my tooth is loose."

Saturday, July 30, 2011

George Harrison : Humanitarian

George Harrison was not only a Beatle, he was a well-respected humanitarian and the namesake for the George Harrison fund for UNICEF. In 1971, he responded to a request to help the children of Bangladesh from his friend Ravi Shankar. Now through Monday (August 1, 2011) you can watch a live stream of the concert, download and donate to help children affected by the famine in Africa.


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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

R.I.P.: Dan Peek

Co-founder of folk rock group America and singer of hits such as 'A Horse with No Name' Dan Peek has been found dead at his home in Missouri. He was 60 years old. MORE HERE

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Betty Davis

R.I.P.: Milly Del Rubio


We are saddened by the death of Mildred Stuart Boyd, last surviving Del Rubio Triplet on July 21, 2011.

Blonde hair, mini skirts, and Go-Go boots. These words describe the The Del Rubio Triplets as they are most remembered. Edith (Eadie), Elena (Lena) and Mildred (Milly) Boyd are the tree triplets that comprised this eclectic entertainment trio. MORE HERE & HERE

The Del Rubio Triplets - Whip It...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Strictly Hardly Vinyl Show 67 July 18, 2011


Featured vinyl: J.J. Cale had no knowledge of Eric Clapton's recording of "After Midnight" until it became a radio hit in 1970. He was encouraged to record in order to capitalize on its success. The album showcased Cale's distinctive style and established his solo career. From 1972 its Naturally. If you missed it GO HERE

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PJ Harvey Streams Full Concert Live Today!

In what has already been a nice week for PJ Harvey (she was nominated for a Mercury Prize), the beloved singer will stream her performance from Swiss festival Paleo today. You can watch her set this evening live on NME.COM a little before Noon Pacific Time.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Flaming Lips Are At It Again


The Flaming Lips' latest release is a gummy fetus with a USB drive embedded in it. That USB drive includes three songs... here's one called "Enthusiasm for Life Defeats Existential Fear Part 2"



The Best Part of Waking Up

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

This Freaking Rocks!

They Might Be Giants Can’t Keep Johnny Down

They Might Be Giants brand new LP Join Us is out! 18 songs direct from the brain to the soul! On iTunes

The album will also be out on FLAC, mp3, & vinyl direct from us sometime tonight at

Above is a video contest entry to the Can’t Keep Johnny Down contest.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Dion Dimucci

R.I.P.: Taiji Sawada

Taiji Sawada, 45, made his name as a bass player with the heavy metal band "X", which later became "X Japan" and had a huge domestic following in the 1980s. He left the group in 1992 but played with a series of other rock bands, including "Loudness" and "DTR." He was arrested for misbehaving on a flight has died in a hospital in Saipan, two days after trying to hang himself with a bed sheet in the island's jail. MORE HERE

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Strictly Hardly Vinyl - Naturally - Monday 4 to 6PM pdt


Host C.DMartini nurtures 'Naturally'...

This weeks featured vinyl: J.J. Cale had no knowledge of Eric Clapton's recording of "After Midnight" until it became a radio hit in 1970. He was encouraged to record a full album in order to capitalize on the success of his song. The album showcased Cale's distinctive, understated style, and it successfully established his solo recording career which continues to the present day. From 1972 its Naturally.
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Now, that's funky...

Billie Holiday April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Stewart Copeland

Yes, its true ...Copeland also recorded under the pseudonym Klark Kent

Harry Chapin December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981



Harry Chapin was killed on the Long Island Expressway on July 16, 1981, several hours before he was to perform at a benefit concert — something he did often.

Entertainers, lawmakers and friends recall Chapin as a driving force behind making people aware of the issue of hunger in the United States and around the world. Chapin died several years before high-profile benefits like Live Aid became the norm, but many, including entertainer Harry Belafonte, credit Chapin for laying the groundwork. Belafonte says Chapin's social conscience came through not only in the lyrics of his songs, but in his actions offstage.

Help Honor Harry with a Comemorative Stamp HERE

Harry Chapin Food Bank HERE

Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Linda Ronstadt

R.I.P.: Travis Bean


Travis Bean, who gained a cult following due to the aluminum necks on his electric guitars and basses (championed because they sustain sound for longer), succumbed to cancer after a lengthy battle with the illness; he was 64. MORE HERE

Blackbushe 1978


July 15, 1978, Bob Dylan with special guest Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading and Graham Parker all appeared at Blackbushe Aerodrome, Surrey, England. more

Friday, July 8, 2011

R.I.P.: Manuel Galbán

KCRW's Top Tune from Nikka Costa

Nikka Costa inherited her musicality from her father, Don -- a respected producer and arranger, learned to sing from her godfather, Frank Sinatra, and was surrounded by soulful artists like Sly Stone and Quincy Jones while growing up as each influence helped guide her sound. KCRW's Today's Top Tune is "Chase the Thrill," from Pro-Whoa! source

Original Elvis

July 8, 1954, Producer Sam Phillips took an acetate recording of Elvis Presley singing 'That's All Right' to Memphis radio station WHBQ DJ Dewey Phillips. He played the song just after 9.30 that evening, the phone lines lit up asking the DJ to play the song again.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Chuck Berry in St. Louis


Although in recent months the statue faced criticism from U. City residents who opposed its installation in light of Berry's criminal record, the talk is focused firmly on the musician's legacy in St. Louis, the city he never left. After an hour-long installation and a stint duck-walking across the sky with the help of a crane, the latest tribute to St. Louis music legend Chuck Berry was finally installed. MORE HERE

Happy Birthday Ringo!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

R.I.P.: Jane Scott


"You can't underestimate the importance of Jane Scott. When it comes to music, when it comes to journalism she invented rock criticism. It was her life and she lived it," Michael Heaton, a former colleague at The Cleveland Plain Dealer. MORE HERE

Happy Birthday Robbie Robertson

Some Girls Leave the Sleeve


July 5, 1978, The manufacturing of 'Some Girls' the new album by The Rolling Stones was halted at EMI's pressing plant after complaints from celebrities who were featured in mock advertisements on the album sleeve. The featured females celebrities Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Raquel Welch, and the estates of Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe took offence to their images being given a slight drag queen make over and threatened legal action. MORE HERE


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Jim Morrison December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971


Former members of The Doors have marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Jim Morrison by lighting candles at his grave in Paris. MORE HERE
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