david bowie

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    Jan 16
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    Jan 19
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new music from old folks from 2013

there was a lot of great new music released in 2013. lots of new artists, and plenty of old artists as well, all released new music.

flaming lipsbelieve it or not, the flaming lips [left] were formed 30 years ago, so they're practically a classic-rock band. their album "the terror" is a new direction of their psychedelic style.

creedence clearwater's john fogerty's "wrote a song for everyone" is a collaboration with other artists, playing some of fogerty's classic songs with him. it shows how fresh his music was and is.

there was some outstanding new music by david bowiepaul mccartney, pearl jam, eric clapton, and the seemingly immortal todd rundgren.

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    Oct 17
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    Oct 20
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new music

the best music from 2013: new arcade firesongs from everyone's favorite, former grammy winning, nerd savants, arcade fire (pictured), brilliant pop melodies and fascinating arrangements from vampire weekend, new music from david bowiepaul mccartney, snoop lion, atoms for peace, and a lovely duet from ravi shankar's daughter's norah jones and anoushka shankar.

and speaking of surprising duet's: my favorite this week might be snoop lion and miley cyrus's "ashtrays and heartbreaks."

these songs were all released this year.

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    May 09
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    May 12
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brand spankin new todd rundgren, snoop, and bowie too!

just when you thought you'd heard the last of todd rundgren.... he surprises and delights you yet again.

todd rundgrenmy son eric occasionally runs into todd in kauai, where they both live. once i asked him how todd seemed, how he looks these days. eric said, "dad, he looks like an eccentric rock star." and i thought, "good, that means  todd's still got it." and indeed he does, as most of his new album called "state" shows. he records it all himself, with a beautiful female vocal added to the beautiful song "something from nothing."

i've also got new tunes by alabama shakes, david bowie, the yeah yeah yeahs, and the artist formerly known as snoop dogg, who went to jamaica, and was so inspired by the smokey air there, that he did a brilliant and sometimes sweet album of reggae and became reincarnated as snoop lion. it's an amazing cd, which i'll feature more of next week.

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    Nov 22
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    Nov 25
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the best year ever - could it have been 1983?

i've gotta give 1983 credit: there were a lot of breakthrough albums, songs, and artists who we're still listening to.

bowiehighest first: michael jackson's "thriller," though it was technically released in 1982, it dominated the charts, conversation, and wannabe dance moves, throughout 1983. but there were some other amazing songs and artists too:

cyndi lauper's 2 biggest and most lasting hits, zz top's "legs" and "sharp dressed man," prince, hall & oates all were in their prime. like herbie hancock, and frankie goes to hollywood, a number of other artists, had their biggest hits in 1983: the police, huey lewis, billie joel, eddie grant, the eurythmics, the clash and the cure. and...