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Age of Napoleon Podcast

By Jeff | Dec 9, 2018

The Age of Napoleon Podcast If I were Oprah, you might consider all of my blog posts as “favorite things.” Last month my commute was all about The Age of Napoleon podcast. You know the feeling, sick of talk radio. Sick of streaming. Sick of terrestrial radio—even sports radio (because it’s the wrong season for…

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Steely Dan Like No Other

By Jeff | Dec 9, 2018

Steely Dan, a band like no other. If you are a music fan you most likely have an opinion of them. You may not have known much about jazz, but they heavily brought it to the masses in the FM world of the seventies. You might have been immersed into the sounds of southern California singer-songwriters,…

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Recording Contest Winners

By Jeff | Nov 10, 2018

Recently our friends were visiting us for the weekend. They mentioned their son Andrew Van Vlear won a guitar in a contest. Since I am a big fan of their son’s musicianship — he specializes in piano and guitar but also tends to enjoy including the “other” instruments, banjo and accordion (of course). Here’s the story about a…

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Jack White as an artist and entrepreneur or the Willy Wonka of music? 

By Jeff | Oct 21, 2018

Jack White as an artist and entrepreneur or the Willy Wonka of music? Interviews and his music continue to inspire artists and musicians. From his aesthetics as described by him in this interview with Conan O’Brien in Serious Jibber Jabber. and this other interview by Lie Likes Music. Both are worth watching if you enjoy his…

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O 2 B a Rock Star

By Jeff | Oct 19, 2018

You know Iggy Pop, don’t you? The one from the Stooges? The one from Jim Jarmusch’s “Coffee and Cigarettes” with Mr. T. Waits at a diner? It’s worth a view. or, from the other Jarmusch/Iggy/Jim Osterberg connection, the doc “Gimme Danger” or from the article below… Iggy Pop’s bonkers contract rider: Seven dwarves, dressed up as…

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A 700-Foot Mountain of Whipped Cream

By Jeff | Oct 6, 2018

So, this title might get your attention. It got my attention. I call this “a chance to listen to one’s history of radio.” This particular story is about sound and advertising and how radio changed the lives of those in the 1930s to the early 1960s before television took over. Especially about how the audio effects…

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David Byrne Radio

By Jeff | Oct 1, 2018

more streaming options… I have fun with this one occasionally; David Byrne Radio is his very eclectic playlists and sound mixes put out on a regular basis. Sometimes they’re too much. Other times, just right.  

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Wine Library TV

By Jeff | Oct 1, 2018

So many of my friends are into wine these days. I am a wine idiot, but one of my favorite vlogs is Gary Vaynerchuk’s Wine Library TV. I found it over ten years ago when vlogs were only starting to be an option to podcasts and cat videos. Vaynerchuk is now a social media sensation…

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Theme

By Jeff | Aug 19, 2018

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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