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31 Days of the Dead 2020

I do this every July. It’s basically the 31 live Grateful Dead songs I listened to most throughout the year (thank you Spotify for this year’s metrics). There are widely-circulated playlists entitled ‘30 Days of Dead’ or ‘My 30 Trips Around the Sun’ – so why did I choose 31? The fact that the numerologyContinue reading “31 Days of the Dead 2020”

Friday Night COVID-19 Listening Party: Milt Jackson, John Coltrane, and Ray Charles

“Time being of the essence in the purity of speech, sketching language is undisturbed flow from the mind of personal secret idea-words, blowing (as per jazz musician) on subject of image.” – Jack Kerouac If you would have told me five years ago that my first *new* music column in the post-Jivewired era would beContinue reading “Friday Night COVID-19 Listening Party: Milt Jackson, John Coltrane, and Ray Charles”

Album Review – Welcome To The Country by Gram Rabbit

Release Date: 18-July-2012Genre: Alt-Country / Electropop  / AmericanaPublisher: [c] 2012 Royal OrderLabel: Royal OrderTotal Time: 42m 34sOriginal Review Date: 19-November-2012Format: AAC (iTunes)Bit Rate: 256 kbpsSongs In Jivewired Radio Rotation: Desperate Heart, Wild Imagination, Honky Tonkin’Best Songs: Wild Imagination, Honky Tonkin’, Desperate HeartTeam Photo: Too Drive To Drunk, I’ve Been ThinkingPrevious Jivewired Review: None How You Might Know This Band: Their single Lost in Place is featured inContinue reading “Album Review – Welcome To The Country by Gram Rabbit”

Concert Review – Vintage Trouble at The Park West [Chicago, IL]

This review is from their show on October 4, 2014, and was originally published on October 14 of that year. There are few instances where a live performance exceeds the pre-concert hype. Often, anticipation from a dedicated group of hard core fans tends to amp up pre-event intensity to heights that are nearly impossible toContinue reading “Concert Review – Vintage Trouble at The Park West [Chicago, IL]”

Indie Introspective: Mainstream + Indies = Mindies. Why The Mainstream Killed Your Favorite Band

Though I do make exceptions, I generally despise writing anything that can be labeled a think piece because I am of the opinion that most articles carrying that description only serve to dumb us down as readers. This is a think piece, so for that I apologize. In the past few days, I’ve read articlesContinue reading “Indie Introspective: Mainstream + Indies = Mindies. Why The Mainstream Killed Your Favorite Band”

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