Bands and musicians

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Lachey Doley Group

Our Australian Hammond B-3 playing buddy has been busy – besides a busy touring schedule in the land down under, Lachey took his first LDG tour to Europe this fall.  Some great cuts from his album from the spring of 2015 (Conviction) and a dynamite arrangement of Jealous Guy.  This was the last night of the […]

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FTV: Keyboard Players Part 1

    Drummers and bass players always appreciate each other because they are the foundation in most bands.  Without any disrespect to the four and six string guitar slingers out there, I have also always enjoyed my encounters with keyboard players.  My fascination with keyboards may be rooted in my abandonment of piano for the drums way […]

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Ok GO!

Innovation and creativity – going back to both videos released for This too shall pass (the Rube Goldberg versiona and the marching band version), Ok GO! has continued to find new ways to meld their catch pop tunes with stunning video creations.  This one is intricate beyond belief!   Okay!!  Ok GO!!!! Check out the ‘Behind […]

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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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