29 mars 2012, 3h26m par broteko
15 jan. 2012, 22h50m par factslostNot as depressing as previous years, but still pretty low. Pathetically low. Except, you know, July.
13: Pillowhead, The Lost Sons, BulletProof Messenger, Sinclarity, Everclear
19: Captain Squeeze & The Zydeco Moshers, Buckwheat Zydeco
20: Lit, Marcy Playground, Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray, Everclear
4 déc. 2008, 3h24m par LordbaxtusA quick, to be updated list of bands/artists I have seen live.
B.B. King-Braden Auditorium
Chicago-U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Boston-U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Bang Camaro-Lollapalooza 2008
Manchester Orchesta-Lollapalooza 2008
The Parlor Mob-Lollapalooza 2008
Gogol Bordello-Lollapalooza 2008
The Raconteurs-Lollapalooza 2008
The Ting Tings-Lollapalooza 2008
Doctor Dog-Lollapalooza 2008
Brand New-Lollapalooza 2008
Lupe Fiasco-Lollapalooza 2008
Rage Against the Machine-Lollapalooza 2008
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club-U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Stone Temple Pilots-U.S. Cellular Coliseum
So Many Dynamos-Assembly Hall, Champaign
Death Cab for Cutie-Assembly Hall, Champaign
Yes-U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Matt Costa-Allstate Arena, Chicago
Ryan Adams and The Cardinals-Allstate Arena, Chicago
Oasis-Allstate Arena, Chicago
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin-The Coffeehouse
26 juin 2008, 5h58m par tadmasterJust got back from 2 weeks in Arizona, and I state for the record: I'll take 99.9 F° in Phoenix over 85 in Baltimore ANY time. When they say "it's a dry heat", they ain't kiddin'.
But now we're back, and the settling in process can begin: buying groceries, finishing chores that were left hanging (like blogging and posting music journals), and trying to absorb our fortnight of adventure. This includes, of course, scrobbling the 294 tracks played as we drove all over the Grand Canyon state, and ripping the CDs purchased and - so far - unscrobbled.
Great trip, full of music and family and food, and lots of driving. The lovely bride allowed me to pick up the new Weezer (Pork and Beans seemed to be the theme song of the trip), and the recent Lyle Lovett (It's Not Big It's Large), which impressed both my father and my 5-year-old daughter with both Up In Indiana and Up In Indiana (Acoustic Version).
To visit the Grand Canyon, we borrowed my aunt's cabin, which wasn't far from the famed Route 66…
4 juin 2008, 2h20m par tadmasterTwenty years ago, I was a high school band geek with access to an ancient Chevy Malibu. It had the three things necessary to make me a person of some importance: seats, a big trunk, and a good tape deck. That's when I started driving Chris around all the time.
By then, I had managed to discover some cool stuff on my own - Billy Joel (especially digging The Stranger and Glass Houses), Joe Satriani's Surfing With The Alien, The B-52's Cosmic Thing... stuff like that. Okay, well... I thought it was cool.
But Chris is the one who started bringing along the experimental stuff. He's the one who took me from The Beatles to the Led Zeppelin; broadened my horizons with Bob Dylan; showed me the joys of The Pogues, Tom Waits, and Buckwheat Zydeco. Many a night, we'd hit the used record shop and spend the rest of the gas money barreling around town with the windows down, listening to something like The Proclaimers Sunshine On Leith.
Occasionally, though, Chris would decide I wasn't "ready" for something. …
22 mai 2008, 18h21m par AdriaNnLASummer is here,
the Crawfish are plentiful,
and the beer is cold.
And all these folks are here to entertain:
(*) indicates link off site
On the Madness Stage, featuring the best in Cajun and Zydeco music:
Along For The Ride
David Egan & 20 Years of Trouble (David Egan)
Red Beans & Rice Revue*
Cajun Dixon Line*
Big Al & the Heavyweights
Jamie Bergeron & Kickin’ Cajuns*
Jeremy & The Zydeco Hot Boyz
Cajun Nation (Cajun Nation*
Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys
Red Stick Ramblers
Wayne Toups & Zydecajun (Wayne Toups)
On the Swamp Stage you’ll find blues, jazz, southern rock, and pop:
Deacon John & the Ivories (Deacon John Moore)
Mauva Bell & the Hot Water Party
Benjy Davis Project (The Benjy Davis Project)
Blues Brokers with Special Guests*
18 mai 2008, 14h08m par tadmaster(Originally posted on my blog at Tad's Happy Funtime.)
I was absorbed in cyberspace when I thought I heard a suspicious sound in the real world.
I turned and glanced around the cluttered office, but nothing was moving. My ears sought the telltale sounds of kids playing in the far reaches of the house. The last thing I wanted right now was for someone to come asking to play Nintendo or watch one of the "America's Funniest" animal clips on YouTube. All seemed to be quiet enough, so I turned back to the screen.
What had my attention so fixed was a message from someone I hadn't expected to ever find on MySpace.
A fellow trumpet player (for 11 years!), and a fellow traveler through the late 80s/early 90s ordeal of growing up in White Middle Class America. He was the unintentional center. He was the guy who discovered things and shared them with the rest of us.
Wanderer, explorer, welcome bum. He had roamed the suburbs of Northwest Phoenix from age 12…
6 avr. 2008, 17h10m par tadmasterI've been pretty excited about Last.fm, especially since they announced they are paying royalties. So, I've been talking them up in my Blogger and MySpace blogs, and in the discussion forum of my favorite podcast.
Now, if you're as exicted about this stuff as I am, maybe you'll check out some more of My Favorite Things:
WTMD "Mixtape Thursday" - Alright: http://wtmd.mixtape.sgizmo.com/ takes you to a submission form which let's you submit your suggestions for a "mixtape" to my local college radio station, WTMD (Towson, MD). If you suggest a list of 8-10 songs to them, they might then play them some Thursday night at 8pm (EST). Of course, if you're NOT local, you should still be able to stream their broadcast... ain't the Internet fantastic?
Here's my list:
Road Trip (YMMV)
1. Medeski Martin & Wood - Let's Go Everywhere
2. Miles Davis - Move
3. Jackson Browne - Miles Away
4. Sheryl Crow - Everyday Is a Winding Road
3 mars 2008, 3h24m par tadmasterI pride myself on having diverse interests, musically, so I was dismayed to review my Top 50 Artists recently and discover the over-abundance of white dudes that populate it. Granted, I've been giving heavy rotation to my good friends, Emlyn Ellis Addison (Lucky) and One to Hold the Lightbulb (Cursin' the One I Love), but I really expected to see a much wider variety reflected in my choices.
So, admitting that "shuffle" has betrayed me, I decided to emphasize and celebrate the standout representatives of my Top 50: those that defy the pattern of anglos with guitars, and bring a little something different to the table. If you haven't sampled their wares, I strongly urge you to do so.
In order of their appearance on my current chart:
5. Los Lobos - Their most acclaimed album was Kiko, but my personal favorite is the collection of traditional Mexican folk songs they recorded after the success of the La Bamba soundtrack, La Pistola y El Corazon. …
9 déc. 2007, 0h37m par tadmasterI don´t usually do these, but what the heck... how often would one show up on this collection of artists?
1. How did you get into 31?
(actually tied for 29) I had heard some of his older stuff, but I didn´t really know what Prince was until he did the Batman Soundtrack. I had only just started listening to pop music at that point, and I was quickly infected by his hooks. Then I went back and picked up Purple Rain and 1999.
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
(actually tied for 21) My parents had The Best of the Smothers Brothers, Vol. 2 (of course, there never was a Vol. 1), so my first Smothers Brothers song would have been Cabbage. Probably the first one I had memorized, too.
3. What's your favourite lyric by 29?
Hmmm... four-way tie... Van Halen is actually 29th on the list, so:
(those are the lyrics to Eruption)
4. What is your favourite album by 49?
Tie again... let´s call it Incubus. I have to say the title goes to Make Yourself.
5. How many albums by 13 do you own?