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“Doing it the hard way”

I had the pleasure and privilege of seeing James Hunter tear up the stage last weekend, and heartily recommend anyone within shooting distance of his remaining shows take advantage.  He’s the last of the genuine 60’s soul men, despite being a 90s Englishman. British soulman James Hunter isn’t one to complain. It took him 20 […]

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The Irish Rover

I’m late for St Paddy’s, but stumbled upon this video of the Pogues and the Dubliners bashing out a classic.  It reminded me of another happy stumble I took, into a pub in Galway, where a table full of young men were similarly bashing out classics with all the verve and intensity of the gang […]

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Superbass by Nicki Minaj (Uke Cover)

It’s rare to find someone covering a pop song this well. It’s rare to find someone covering a crappy pop song this well. It’s rare to find someone covering a crappy pop song with a uke this well. It’s rare to find a cute little thing covering a crappy pop song with a uke this […]

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Preach It, Brother

I’ve had no particular issues with this of late – the posting’s inspired by a Dar Williams cover – but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time.

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Billy Bragg Live

I’ve spent a lot of time on Archive.org lately, for historical research purposes. Today, I noticed they have more than just texts – there are music and video archives, as well. Sadly, neither Darren Hanlon nor the Lucksmiths are represented amidst the live recordings, but there are a ton of Billy Bragg shows. Enjoy! http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=%28collection%3ABillyBragg%20OR%20mediatype%3ABillyBragg%29%20AND%20-mediatype%3Acollection&sort=date

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Around the World with Sam

I’ve been catching up with Sam Cooke (or his back catalogue, at least), and am currently grinning like an idiot with this lovely little song on endless repeat.

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James Hunter

A new friend and I have been bonding over music – his, specifically, as he’s got a huge selection of vinyl and some truly quality taste. He introduced me to James Hunter the other week, and I was immediately taken with it: I love 1950s soul. Imagine my surprise, then, when friend informs me that […]

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Ellipses

My pal Ben has slung a guitar for as long as I’ve known him, but his singing and tunesmithing were only revealed to me once he joined Facebook; Turns out he’s a triple threat. He posted this beautiful song last night, and I’ve mooned over it so much I’m sure I’m responsible for at least […]

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Daddy Cool

I’ve been watching the Ken Burns’ Jazz series, and am getting acquainted with Duke Ellington. Boy, did he live up to his nickname. Check this out: Fwah.

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Bloodbuzz, Ohio

The National’s “Bloodbuzz, Ohio”. Everything off this album is fantastic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfySK7CLEEg

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