Category: Music + TV News

‘Library of Congress: National Registry of Music’ – Entries Since 1960 (Part 1)

Posted 13 Jan 2013 in Music + TV News

  One of the greatest honors in the recording world is to have your work added to the Library of Congress National Registry. Let’s look at the 100 or so entries that were recorded since 1960. Here are the first 25. Be sure to visit all four pages Part 1 / Part 2 /Part 3 / Part 4 ———————————————————————————– “The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart” (album). Bob Newhart. (1960) Bob Newhart introduced his fresh, new style of deceptively satiric comedy to audiences with this recording in 1960. “The Button-Down Mind” is the first collection of Newhart’s subtle, archly understated, humorous monologues that often represent a one-sided dialog with an unheard partner delivered in his characteristically deadpan style. His humor focuses on an average guy...

Jim James of My Morning Jacket Releases New Track From Upcoming Solo Effort. Give the First Two Songs a Listen Here.

Posted 10 Jan 2013 in Music + TV News

    Jim James, he of the ultra-cool band My Morning Jacket has given us another track from his soon-to-be-released album titled  Regions of Light and Sound of God. This newest song is called “A New Life” and it joins “Know Til Now” which was released in the fall. Look for Regions of Light and Sound of God on February 5th. You can listen to them both below.   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

David Bowie Announces New Album Coming Soon. Listen to the First Single Here.

Posted 08 Jan 2013 in Music + TV News

  It must be said that it came as a surprise to many that we’ve just received word that David Bowie will be releasing a new album titled The Next Day.  The release is scheduled for March 12 in the States. The first single is called “Where Are We Now?” and it can be heard via video below.  A “teaser cover” can be seen to the left! This will be the first album of new Bowie material in 10 years. The last being Reality which was released in the fall of ’03. Here’s a statement from the Bowie camp in regards to the new project: “In recent years radio silence has been broken only by endless speculation, rumor and...

‘Cool Album of the Day’ Favorite Albums of 2012

Posted 07 Jan 2013 in Music + TV News

  One of the things that many music websites do this time of year is publish what they call “The Best Albums of Year..blah blah blah.” All I have to say is, if you claim your list is a best of, then you better have heard every album that was released. I read a ton of these lists and I know for sure, these people are deciding on what is a best of and they haven’t come close to doing enough homework. Yes, we’re putting out a list as well. But we’re calling it our “Favorite Albums of 2012. I know darn well that I didn’t hear nearly enough to think that I what I have to say is...

Lucinda Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Shawn Mullins and Suzanne Vega Co-headline The 30A Songwriters Festival, Jan. 18-20

Posted 06 Jan 2013 in Music + TV News

  The 30A Songwriters Festival will heat up Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A, January 18-20, 2013. Writers who perform their own music and performers who write their own songs meet for a weekend of soulful melodies, powerful vocals and compelling lyrics. The fourth annual event celebrates the art of songwriting amidst the beauty of the beach neighborhoods of South Walton along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. The festival will feature more than 125 songwriters and 200 musical performances. Confirmed artists include Lucinda Williams, Shawn Mullins, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jeffrey Steele, Nanci Griffith, Suzanne Vega, Fastball, Will Kimbrough, Tift Merritt, Allison Moorer, Charlie Mars, Eliza Gilkyson, Freedy Johnston, Randall Bramblett, Chuck Cannon, The Shadowboxers, Melissa Ferrick, Joe Leathers, Kyle Jacobs, Kim Richey,...

Paul Barrere to Take Year Long Medical Leave From Little Feat

Posted 29 Dec 2012 in Music + TV News

  Paul Barrere will be taking some time off from Little Feat. He’s announced that due to his treatment for Hepatitis “C” that he will need to take about a year off from touring although he may do a one-off show with the band “if the planets line up.” As Paul explains in his statement below, he will continue to play through the March Jamaica shows before he begins his treatments. ====================================================== Here’s a statement from Paul Barrere: In 1994 I was diagnosed with Hepatitis “C”, a very aggressive virus that attacks the liver, which has affected many of my generation. For the past twenty years I have managed to control the effects of the disease with lifestyle changes...

Black Sabbath to Release New Album and Tour in 2013.

Posted 26 Dec 2012 in Music + TV News

  Look for a new Black Sabbath album in 2013.  Look for a nice lengthy tour from the band as well. We’ve not heard any official announcement as of yet, but guitarist Tony Iommi shared this news via his website. What a year!  Certainly not the one I was expecting.  Thanks to you all for your massive help and support, it was very encouraging.  I’m still working on the album and managed to play three shows, not bad given the news a year ago.  I’m looking forward to next year, seeing what you think of the record and touring as much as we’re able. My Best Wishes to you all, I hope you have a great Christmas and New...

Paul Simon Sings ‘The Sound of Silence’ at Victoria Soto’s Funeral

Posted 21 Dec 2012 in Music + TV News

  Victoria Soto is a hero. She died protecting her students from the gunman last Friday in Newtown, Ct.  Her family was also friends with singer/songwriter Paul Simon. Paul helped honor Ms. Soto this week by playing a rendition of the classic Simon and Garfunkel song “The Sound of Silence.” He was not introduced, there was no applause just “hushed silence” when he was finished the song that was described in a report as being her favorite. The funeral was held December 19th at the Lordship Community Church in Stratford, Ct. Paul Simon knows the Soto family via his sister-in-law. Ms. Soto’s sister spoke at the service saying: “Somebody wrote me a letter about the recent tragedy that I would like...

Watch the 12.12.12. Concert Right Here.

Posted 12 Dec 2012 in Music + TV News

  Yeah, I know you can find it in a million places. Let’s make it a million and one why don’t we! Here’s where you can donate to the cause or call 1-855-465-HELP (4357) Well the show is over.. hopefully it will be replayed on this link. We’ll See!   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Poco’s Rusty Young Auctioning Off Guitar For Charity. Autographed By 40 Artists from 12 Bands

Posted 11 Dec 2012 in Country Rock, Music + TV News

    Here is a wonderful chance to own a one-of-a-kind guitar and to also help a wonderful cause at the same time.  Poco’s Rusty Young has made available for auction this Aria guitar that has been autographed by 40 different artists representing 12 different bands.  They range from the members of Poco to America to the Marshall Tucker Band, Little Feat, Pure Prairie League, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils etc. It’s really a treasure. Rusty personally gathered the signatures when the acts played the Wildwood Springs Resort 100% of Funds raised will go directly to the Davisville Historical Society & The Steelville Arts Council    Related Links Here’s the Link for the Auction Davisville Historical Society The Steelville Arts Council  Wildwood...

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