RAP MUSIC – MORE THAN A PASSING FAD ?

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I am crediting Jonathan McKee for excerpts from his recent blog: As millions of Americans gathered around their flatscreens last Feb. 12 for one of the most anticipated award shows of the year, they had no idea what was about to take place. One moment Gaga was singing with Metallica. The next moment one of… Read More…

Two legends lost

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US country music singers Don Williams and Troy Gentry died yesterday (Friday, Sep.8). US country music singer Don Williams – who enjoyed great success with his easy-going singing style – has died aged 78 after a short illness. Williams began his solo career in 1971, amassing 17 number one country hits. His songs such as… Read More…

STEELY DAN’S WALTER BECKER IS NO LONGER WITH US

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Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, died Sunday at the age of 67. I am crediting Daniel Kreps of Rolling Stone for many parts of this post: “I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely… Read More…

UNIQUE

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“Once upon a time, there were some animals that wanted to start a school for animals. They decided the courses would include running, climbing, swimming, and flying. Then they decided that all of the animals should take all of the courses. That’s where the problem started. The duck was better than his teacher at swimming,… Read More…