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FRV: Deak Harp

    “No one wants to see a drunken bluesman anymore”.  Pretty profound words from Deak Harp who was just that and as a result, he was considered a five time loser (as in ‘failed rehab five times’), messed up, unreliable, and black balled by just about all the blues clubs in New York and Chicago.  “They […]

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From the Vaults: ELO

    John Lennon loved ELO.  In 1974, he proclaimed that they were the “natural heirs to the Fab Four” which more or less fulfilled Jeff Lynne’s teenage fantasies generated as a Beatles fan during his formative years in Birmingham.  America also loved ELO.  England?  Not so much.  Sharon Osbourne?  More on her later.  Even Phil Lynne, […]

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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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