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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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Alligator Records: A Brief History

Alligator Records recently announced their 45th Annivesary Compilation will be released on June 10, 2016.  Alligator has been one of our consistant new music pipelines and it seems appropriate to share a little of their history with our listeners.  I have read this info in various forms before, but it just hit me that label […]

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FTV; Bun E. Carlos

 His real name is Brad.  Brad Carlson.  His father owned a roofing business in Rockford, Illinois and by all accounts, he probably should have ended up working in the family business.  Back in 1927, his grandfather had helped put the roof on the building where Brad would eventually attend Junior High so it was certainly […]

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FTV: Quit the Band?

    I quit band once.  Junior High band.  It was a misunderstanding and I really didn’t quit, but for some reason everyone thought I did.  Everybody expected our mean old band director to get someone to quit;   it was always the director “who made them quit.”   No one had quit since early in the school year, […]

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God Save (the) Queen

From our friend Mitch in Oregon . . . I mean Oregoun! A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN   To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In light of your failure to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby […]

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