snoop lion

  • Thu
    Jun 13
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    8:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jun 16
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    8:00 am

2013 has been a great year so far (for music anyway)

2013 saw the french electronica duo daft punk (right) get very electric and very real, daft punkoften using a real set of drums. they wear these big weird masks and costumes see, and ... well, it doesn't seem to make any sense, but they made some kick-ass music this year.

so did snoop lion, whose melodic, g-rated reggae cd may be the album of the year so far.

a collection of old studio recordings of jimi hendrix was released in 2013, as well as a (overly) laid back cd by eric clapton. hearing them back to back but 43 years apart makes you wonder what would jimi be playing if he were alive today...

one of the touching songs/stories of the year is the innocent, blissful, and courageous song by zach sobiech, whose postivity and joy while facing imminent death would have been inspiring enough, and whose story is told here.

you'll also hear new music by the national, atoms for peace, tame impala, vampire weekend, the postal service, justin timberlake, and everyone else described here.

  • Thu
    May 16
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    8:00 pm
  • Sun
    May 19
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    8:00 am

snoop's reincarnation and the great gatsby

snoop dogg says he was led by spirit to immerse himself in the spiritual culture of snoop lionjamaica, and he was reincarnated as snoop lion. the result: a creative, melodic, reggae cd; with nary an r-rated word. i feature several songs from the cd--released last week--and they are wonderful. you'll espcially love "fruit juice," "rebel way," and the surprisingly sweet: "the good good." miley cyrus joins snoop on "ashtrays and heartbreaks." but beware: snoop's not some born-again milk toast; he still has an edge, but he's added lots of love.

also released last week was the soundtrack to "the great gatsby," featuring artists like will.i.am, beyonce, andre 3000, and the xx.

i'll also play 2 tracks from the new cd by vampire weekend: "step" and "diane young" (ie, dying young).

here's a list of all the songs you'll hear.

  • Thu
    May 09
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    8:00 pm
  • Sun
    May 12
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    8:00 am

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.