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He Said, She Said: The best male/female musical collaborations

Over the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing rock albums for Puluche.com, a fantastic, newly launched music site that explores the world of Rock music from an educational perspective. My most recent review was David Byrne and St. Vincent‘s excellent new collaborative album, Love This Giant (Read review here). I thought it was one of the…

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The Bruce Springsteen at The Apollo Story

If you’ve visited this blog before, you probably know I am a HUGE Springsteen fan. So when I found out he was playing an “intimate” gig at the historic Apollo Theater in NYC, I knew I had to do everything in my power to be there. My husband and his filmmaking partner were planning on shooting…

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Ain’t Nothing Like the Live Thing

I recently celebrated my 31st birthday and decided to spoil myself with the most expensive vinyl record purchase of my collection: the Grateful Dead’s Live/Dead album, mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 grams high-definition vinyl. I had never really been a big Dead fan in my younger days. I now know I was…

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Cover You, Cover Me

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. That holds especially true in the case of cover songs. Here’s a list of 10 artists who’ve “covered” each other. Bruce Springsteen and Gary US Bonds Bruce Springsteen, Quarter to Three (Watch live clip here). Gary US Bonds, Rendezvous (Listen to it here). The relationship between…

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Clapton’s Country Rock Gem

“ I went to visit the Band in Woodstock, and I really sort of went there to ask if I could join the band.  I mean, I didn’t have the guts to say it —I didn’t have the nerve.” –Eric Clapton Clapton obviously never joined The Band (unless you count the Last Waltz!), but he came…

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A Jazz Night in Montreal

A few nights ago something extraordinary happened. Having just moved into a new place, I decided to spend a quiet Friday night at home with my husband and watch a George Harrison documentary. At 10:20, the phone rings and a representative from the Montreal Jazz Festival is telling my hubby we are exclusively invited to…