Archive | October, 2013

Music Charts-Oct. 24, 2013

1. ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER, R Plus Seven, Warp Records                                                                            2. TY SEGALL, Sleeper, Drag City 3. BOARDS OF CANADA, Tomorrow’s Harvest, Warp Records 4. ADULT. The Way Things Fall, Ghostly International 5. JACKSON SCOTT, Melbourne, Fat Possum 6. BASS DRUM OF DEATH, Bass Drum of Death, Innovative Leisure 7. SOFT SHADOWS, Reverb is for Lovers, […]

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Will It Blend #4: Nonchalant Spoken-Word Rock

This week’s genre is more widespread than the previous niches. As usual, we will look at this issue by analyzing a main band, chiefly CAKE for this week. There are plenty of bands who have blended rap and rock before, such as the Beastie Boys and Rage Against the Machine. Then, I imagine, someone decided […]

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Movie Music-Searching For Sugar Man

As far as I am aware, there are not many films made about 70 year-old men from Detroit, Michigan with a Wikipedia profile listing them as a singer-songwriter, guitarist, poet, excavation worker, and demolition worker.  Searching for Sugar Man (2012) documents the quite unusual story of Sixto Rodriguez, who fits that very profile. As a […]

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REED GRATZ GUESTS ON “ALL THAT JAZZ”

Dr. Reed Gratz will be a guest on DJ Larry the Fox’s show “All that Jazz” at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 19. Dr. Gratz is a Professor of Music and Music Department Chair at the University of La Verne. He has taught at various universities in the U.S. and abroad, including over ten years […]

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Movie Music-Ruby Sparks

I’m a dancer, so music has always been a very important part of my life.  Truth be told, however, my taste in music, which happens to very eclectic if not somewhat bipolar, is based much more on gut reactions than any sort of foundation of expert knowledge. In addition to dance and music, I absolutely […]

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