<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/CPdDwsKH7kc” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> <a href=”http://www.johnpaulwhite.com” target=”_hplink”>John Paul White </a>admits he’s been pretty fortunate in his career. He’s been able to make music (and find success) on his own terms from his early days of flying solo to his Grammy-winning work as 1/2 of the acclaimed duo The Civil Wars with Joy Willliams. […]

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If you’ve been following the prolific career of Kevin Devine or as I call him the patron saint of indie rock-driven storytelling, you’ll know he likes it a bit heavy and light. In other words, he’s just as comfortable ramping up his music as he is stripping it down. Whether backed by a band or […]

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Prince has left such a void. If his songs were available on Spotify, I’d make a playlist and share it right here, right now. I’d then play it every day until my final days. But, his songs aren’t available much on the Interwebs -YouTube seems to be the best bet – so instead I’ll just […]

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As a guy with fits of dysthymia, it’s sometimes difficult to get all Buddy the Elf about a lot of things. Music, however, is a constant that gets my grin going. Throw in a New York Yankees postseason loss, a trip to Thomasland with my kids, and I’m pretty much set. But, I digress. Let’s […]

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In life, there are so many things I don’t know for sure. That said, I do know a few solid truths. For example, I know that the recent overuse of the phrase “conscious uncoupling” has reached its end. It’s this year’s “epic,” and it’s over. Next, I know Arcade Fire really needs to stick to […]

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Grown ups what do they know Living by the stories on the radio Bad news on the TV headlines are made of reality – Strange Talk, “Young Hearts” Listening to Strange Talk’s breakout single “Young Hearts,” I’m immediately transported back to my youth, and rocking out in my car during my formative late teenage years. […]

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Listening to the Brooklyn trio The Bandana Splits and the Canadian singer/songwriter Mira Black one can’t help but feel as if they’ve been trusted into a time warp — Lost style. The Splits have revived the doo-wop feel with their debut Mister Sam Presents The Bandana Splits, while Mira Black has draw comparisons to Barbara […]

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