Category Archives: Music

James Gang – Walk Away

“Walk Away” is one of those James Gang songs that everyone knows, but they don’t know it’s a James Gang song. Most people don’t even know who the James Gang is. Who are they, you ask? The early 70s rock … Continue reading

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Joe Walsh – Mother Says (Live in 1975)

I don’t know quite how it happened, but I’m listening to a lot of Joe Walsh lately. Really digging into the back catalog, too (Thanks, Spotify!). “Mother Says” is a song I didn’t know before my Joe Walsh walkabout. After … Continue reading

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Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart (music video)

Word on the street is that there’s going to be a total eclipse of the heart tonight. There hasn’t been one of those since 1982! Be sure not to look at it straight on. You could go blind! Blinded by … Continue reading

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Jerry Garcia and David Grisman – Sitting Here In Limbo (Live in 1992)

I’m a bit of junkie for the versions of “Sitting Here In Limbo” that the various incarnations of Jerry Garcia’s solo bands have done. I’d never heard him do it with David Grisman before a friend of mine pointed me to … Continue reading

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Rush – Limelight (music video)

I watched the documentary Beyond The Lighted Stage this weekend. A good reminder of what a great band Rush is. Those crazy Canadian rockers.

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Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon (Live on The Midnight Special in 1976)

One of my favorite clips from Burt Sugarman’s The Midnight Special.

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Slick Rick – Children’s Story (music video)

I picked up a copy of Def Jam’s Greatest Hits at a thrift shop the other day. There’s a bunch of great tracks on it, like “Regulate” by Warren G and “Shut ‘Em Down” by Public Enemy. Slick Rick’s “Children’s … Continue reading

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Bob Weir & Ratdog – Easy To Slip (Live in Chicago in 2014)

Bob Weir & Ratdog just wrapped up their first spring tour in five years. I was lucky enough to see three of the shows, and each one was a unique and joyous experience. In Chicago, we were right up front. Literally … Continue reading

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Jerry Garcia Band – Mission In The Rain (Live in 1978)

Check out this outstanding footage from a Jerry Garcia Band show in 1978, where the band does an impassioned “Mission In The Rain”. Jerry’s voice needs a rest, you can tell, but it adds a nice patina to the vocals. … Continue reading

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Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam (Live in 1965)

On December 25 in 1965, Nina Simone did a show at the Mickery Theater in Loenersloot, a town outside Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Simone and her band – Rudy Stevenson on guitar, Lisle Atkinson on bass, and Bobby Hamilton on drums – … Continue reading

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