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The Best Best Music Lists of 2005?

My own Best Music of 2005? posting didn’t elicit many comments (does anyone read the front page anymore or are you all too busy down the Pub?), so I thought...
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Everything’s Connected

Yesterday I reviewed a show by Mercury Rev that was sponsored by the Woodstock radio station WDST, and later in the day linked to a piece about Levon Helm’s semi-private...
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And if you thought the Mercury Rev show was cozy

…Check out Levon Helm’s gigs – in his own barn. Will Hermes writes in Sunday’s NY Times about the former Band drummer and ongoing Woodstocker who brings the audience –...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’

ROCKIN’ Sinead O’Connor with Sly & Robbie (& Burning Spear) at Webster Hall (full review to follow)… Talking to Apocalypse drummer and former schoolmate Chris Boyle for the first time...
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Where Were You?

The newspapers will today have an abundance of special features, “commemorating” – if that can be considered the right word – the 25th Anniversary of John Lennon’s Murder. I doubt...
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Ooh Ooh Got The Gift Of Life

A recent Pub thread about The Magic Numbers found our regular Prog Rocker disparaging The Jam’s Sound Affects, prompting me to respond about how The Jam were never really an...
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Whatever Happened To My Rock’n’Roll?

The December issue of Q magazine includes a lengthy QAwards 2005 section, featuring interviews with the many award winners. Almost every interview starts with the question, “What Are You Drinking?”...
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Words To The Wisened

“You call yourself a pacifist you’re just another punk The richer are getting richer so let’s all get drunk” ‘Love And Money’ by The Orion Experience, from The Orion Experience...
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