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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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FTV: The Huron Mountain Years

   Multitasking isn’t something that arrived with the computer age.  In the old days, multitasking wasn’t something you could do sitting in one place with the digital platform of your choice in front of you.  No, in the old days, multitasking usually involved frequent relocation from one jobsite to another.     There was a two year period […]

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FTV: 3 Sides of America

   Dewey Bunnell.  Dan Peek.  Gerry Beckley.  A few of you may recognize these names.    A greater number of people will recognize A Horse With No Name more readily even if they can’t place the names of the creators of this folk rock classic.  They may not be the hit making machine they were back in […]

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WCB Inspection

The West Coast Bureau of WOAS-FM has relocated to Eugene, OR so it an inspection visit from the manager was on the agenda for mid-August.  Many thanks to Elizabeth, Todd, Don Juan and Emma for their hospitality.  Many hours of music ensued and we sharpened our Wii skills a bit.  What?  It WAS afterall, an […]

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FTV Video Awards

Okay, the title makes it sound like a bigger deal than it really is – but hey – I have seen sillier award show concepts. As of this writing, we are 8 months into 2015 and I have yet to see a video to top either the Moses Brown School School is Closed video or Puddle’s […]

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FTV: First Paying Gigs – Part 2

Video was shot in November of 2011 – “Trees” (l-r)  Jesse Fitzpatrick, Lindsay Tomasic, and Dave Pearlman perform live on WCBN 88.3 at the University Of Michigan with DJ “Tex”.     A while back, I put some of my friends and musical acquaintances on the spot and asked them to share memories of their first paying […]

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FTV: Charlie Walnut!

Anyone who spends any amount of time talking or writing about music will eventually bring ‘misheard lyrics’ into the discussion.  I would not want to feel left out of this club.  In fact, anyone who has had to figure out songs for a band to learn faces the task of unmasking mystical (and sometimes undecipherable) […]

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