Listen: Everything Was Right: The Beatles’ REVOLVER

December 31, 2006

from PRX

producer: Paul Ingles 

PRX Description: “One, two-hour program in which musicians, writers, and Beatle fans explore what made Revolver one of the top rock albums of all time.”

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Listen: 3 James Brown Documentaries

December 29, 2006

from PRX

1. Blues & Beyond #26: James Brown, Bluesman

producer: Johnny Meister

2. In Search of James Brown: An Appreciation

producer: Paul Ingles

3. The Big Payback – A Tribute To James Brown

producer: Peter Bochan

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Profile – Joseph Vella: Passionate Podcasting

December 28, 2006

Joseph Vella: Passionate Podcasting

by Dustin Driver for Apple Pro

“All hardcore fans dream of meeting their musical heroes. “What is more beautiful than being able to listen to the behind-the-scenes workings of your favorite artist?” asks Joseph Vella. “Or listening to your favorite artist talking about what they do, learning about another side of that artist?” For Vella, not much.”

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Listen: Bob Dylan – No Direction Home

December 28, 2006

from PRX

producer:Paul Chuffo of Joyride Media 

PRX Description: The “official bootleg” radio companion to the PBS special “Bob Dylan: No Direction Home”

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Article: Romus Studio

December 28, 2006

Romus Studio

by Mike Clark for MIX (Dec. 2006)

“Rome-born musician, composer, arranger, conductor and producer Romano Musumarra quickly showed his musical flair when, at the age of nine, he entered the Eternal City’s world-famous Santa Cecilia Conservatory.”

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Stumbled Upon: Sound Sleeping

December 27, 2006

What I’ve stumbled upon with Stumble Upon.


Article: American Hardcore

December 27, 2006

American Hardcore

by Iain Blair for MIX (Dec. 2006)

“In our current era of safe, blow-dried, corporate rap and rock, and super-bland pop, the snarling, spitting, angry punk acts profiled in the new film, American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986, come across like a musical speedball — dangerous, manic, provocative and obviously in league with the devil. Want a little political commentary on President Reagan?”

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