Monday, September 28, 2009

Friend (in a high place) of the print media

I'd rather read a newspaper than follow a blog any day of the week. Yes, I get the irony that I'm blogging about it.
Bloggers do not have to be held to any standards of journalistic integrity or accountability. President Obama gets this, and I'd like to share this encouraging story in The Toledo Blade about the President's disposition toward newspapers.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Thoughtful tribute to meaningful artist

88.5 WXPN, Philadelphia marks Bruce Springsteen's 60th birthday Wednesday the 23rd in grand fashion. To get you lathered up, XPN mid-day host Helen Leicht will be taking Bruce Springsteen requests and Bruce cover requests from 10-2 Wednesday.
Then, an amalgamation of XPN Local artists calling itself the Phill-E Street Band will perform the "Born to Run" album in its entirety.
Scot Sax, who I interviewed for a story I wrote about Sharon Little, will be playing guitar at this sold out show that will be held at World Cafe Live.
"Born to Run" is one of my all-time favorite albums and it should be exciting to hear how this ad hoc band will pull this off. That means doing meandering, Phil Spector-esque epics like "Thunder Road" and "Jungleland," as well as songs Bruce never performs live such as "Night" and "Meeting across the River."
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Be still my beating heart!

Singer/songwriter Christy Jefferson plays Saturday Sept. 19 at Puck in her hometown of Doylestown. I didn't see any upcoming local dates on her Web site after that, but you never know.
The first time I met Christy was at an open mic night in 2006. She was the sexiest thing I had ever seen AND a gifted musician and songwriter!
I was fumbling for the right words to say to her as I bought her live CD. Pouring gasoline on a tiny spark, she told me she liked the songs that I had played on stage that night.
I later discovered at a CD release party that she was married. I was so crushed.
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