Monthly Archives: April 2016

FTV: Joe’s Blues

      Why is it that I do not like child prodigies?  Jackie Evancho is a wonderfully talented young woman, but even at the ripe old age of 15, I can’t enjoy her music.  Why?  Because she was a child phenom.  In trying to sort out my feelings about child prodigies, I have finally honed in […]

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From The Vaults: Greek Week Part 2

    Greek Week Part 1 ended with my observations of Rick Derringer’s band, The McCoys.  They were the headliners in the Greek Week Festival dance/concert held at NMU’s Hedgecock Fieldhouse in the spring of 1969 that also included the local band The French Church as the openers.  Two years later, I got to witness a concert […]

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The Best ?

Okay – I have seen it – The Best – a band with Joe Walsh and Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter on guitars, John Entwhistle on Bass, Simon Phillips on drums and a few assorted others . . . but this totally passed me by.  Clip here was recorded in Japan in 1990 . . . Joe […]

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FTV: Greek Week Part 1

 In my Junior High / Senior High years, the frats and sororities at Northern Michigan University would have an annual spring bash called Greek Week.  I can’t say how long this went on or if it continues to this day, but I remember it mostly for the festival like finale that was held at Hedgecock […]

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Bar Scott: Grace

Bar Scott is a singer, songwriter, and writer who has recorded seven albums of original songs, and has published one book. Scott engineers, records, and edits most of her vocals and piano in her home studio, but leans on Dave Cook for the heavy studio lifting. Some of her favorite gigs have been in living […]

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