Bands and musicians

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What is a ‘Babymetal’?

The November 2015 CLASSIC ROCK magazine made a passing reference to a group called Babymetal.  A letter to their COMMUICATION BREAKDOWN page peaked my interest with the following statement: ”  If Babymetal is the future of rock, I wanna be a neanderthal.”   With that said, I checked around.  My first thought was, “What if […]

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FTV: Rats, I missed it!

There was a twenty year window that opened around 1965 when a lot of great,  nationally known bands made their way to Marquette.  Living as I did across the street from the Northern Michigan University campus and within sight of Hedgecock Fieldhouse (where most concerts were held before Lakeview Arena was built), all I had […]

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FTV: KISS

     It is a great philosophy:  K.I.S.S.   Engineers use it.   Mechanics use it.  Mathematicians use it.  Even coaches use it.  Keep It Simple, Stupid.  It is a self admonishment to anyone trying to solve a complex problem or fix a broken widget that (usually) the simplest solution is (usually) the best solution.  Oh, we […]

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Level 42

Level 42 has always been one of my ‘guilty pleasure’ bands along with Howard Jones.  Glad to see that they can still bring it live – Mark King’s name doesn’t often surface in the ‘great bass player / vocalist’ lists, but he can do both.  Clip is taken from a Dutch television program. I ran […]

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Walter Trout – Alive and Touring again

There are many sources of inspiration in the world of music – there are many different articles that have been writtne about Walter Trout’s brush with death while he waited for a liver transplant – the video speaks volumes about the human body and what it can endure and heal.  Inspirational is the only word […]

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