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On December 8, 2019
I don’t have any particularly compelling personal musical experiences since the last Music Notes post. My concert schedule has a lull in it right now and until the beginning of February actually. But I’ve listened to a lot of albums lately so it’s time to go through those. A few things of note: The hip-hop […]

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On November 16, 2019

The biggest musical event for me since the last of these posts was seeing the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet at Firehouse 12 in New Haven last Friday. Bynum likes working in larger ensembles, which is great b

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On October 27, 2019

Obviously, the most important music news of the past few weeks was the death of the great Ginger Baker. One of the interesting things about him is that Cream wasn’t even a very good band. Obviou

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Abbey Road

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On September 26, 2019
50th anniversary of Abbey Road, so let this be an open thread on the nostalgia of Baby Boomers. Also, put some damn shoes on Paul, who knows what’s on that road. At least Abbey Road is a pretty good album, unlike whatever The White Album is supposed to be. Share
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On August 17, 2019
I haven’t done one of these in quite awhile, largely because until the last week, I was too busy to listen to many new albums. Then I listened to so many this week that it’s really too many for one post, but whatever. But in the meantime, I have seen two real shows and one […]

Today in NPR

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On July 27, 2019

NPR is The Worst. I’ve discussed this before, including recently. Here is another reason why. Kim Kelly is one of our most outstanding labor journalists. She’s also a long-time writer on m

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On June 29, 2019

This was quite the last couple of weeks for music in my world Not only did I get lucky enough to listen to some really great albums for the first time, but I also saw a few outstanding shows. First, I

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Night of the Vampire

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On May 31, 2019
The great Texas psychedelic musician, genius behind the 13th Floor Elevators, acid case, and overall amazing and disturbed person Roky Erickson, RIP The Elevators also had one of the only Dylan covers that is better than the original, and I really like the original. Share

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On May 26, 2019

Memorial Day weekend is a good time for some music notes. I had the honor of seeing the amazing pianist Matthew Shipp perform on Friday, at Firehouse 12 in New Haven. I had seen him before, a solo sho

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On May 11, 2019

It’s been entirely too long since I did one of these posts. Since I published the last, I’ve seen three live shows. Most important is seeing Kris Kristofferson playing with The Strangers,

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