From the Vaults

Musical ramblings from the manager

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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FTV: Weird Al

I like Weird Al Yankovic.  I like his parodies, his sense of humor, and his accordion playing.  He seems to be the kind of guy you could sit down and talk to.  With that said, I would really like to meet the guys in his band because they are able to take what Al does […]

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FTV: Bayou Billabong

Some time ago I mentioned one of our ‘golden nugget’ moments at WOAS-FM occurred when Australian Hammond B-3 wizard Lachy Doley dropped us a line announcing the release of his newest CD Conviction.  Subsequent research lead to another happy accident when I discovered that Lachy has a keyboard playing brother named Clayton, a fact confirmed […]

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FTV: Wonder Man

Wonderful!  The new Rusty Wright Band CD Wonder Man is wonderful!  When they last visited Upper Michigan for two performances at the Ontonagon Theater for the Performing Arts in March of 2014, they were promoting their last release This, That, and the Other Thing.  A wonderful CD in its’ own right, TT&OT was recorded with […]

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FTV: Rouse

Robert Colclasure:  aka Rouse.  I knew Bob in passing the first couple of years I was in Ontonagon as he was subbing at OASD from time to time.   I first realized what a funny, talented guy he really was when I hosted a little musical gathering in my basement for anyone who wanted to show […]

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FTV: Everybody Starts Somewhere

Guitar World magazine has a Q & A feature in every issue that asks a famous guitar player about their first live gig.  Monthly reading of this section spurred me to start thinking about my earliest gigs and it was fun remembering how enjoyable (and how much work) it was putting a band together.  I […]

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From the Vaults: High Flying Birds

The WOAS West Coast Bureau recently sent me a copy of a CD by Noel Gallagher and his current band High Flying Birds.  Our WCB music guru Todd has been making me compilations of Oasis songs for quite some time.  I was only a casual fan when they first arrived on the world stage, but […]

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Barry Manilow – Jingle Writer

Barry Manilow spent a good deal of time on the road in 2014 and 2015 for what he was calling his ‘farewell tour’.  While this may or may not be true based on other musical artist’s habits of making multiple ‘farewell tours’ (ie:  Cher, The Rolling Stones), no one can doubt the recorded legacy Manilow […]

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