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One might argue that we are now experiencing the loss of those who have built the framework of much of rock as we know it today. It wasn’t all that long ago, relatively speaking, that we were writing about the death of George Harrison, the generally underrated guitar player who was fundamental to the Beatles. … Continue reading Gen-gen-gen-generation

He’s gone to Luckenbach, Texas

If y’all haven’t heard, one of the greatest has left us. Waylon Jennings died today, due to complications from diabetes. Waylon’s music, his outlaw image, and his work on “Dukes of Hazzard” have made him one of my lifelong favorites. I’m deeply saddened. But today is also Valentine’s Day, so I’d like to share a … Continue reading He’s gone to Luckenbach, Texas


So now another is gone. George Harrison, the “Quiet Beatle.” Cancer. Horrible. In some regards, Harrison was the Rodney Dangerfield of the group. Sure, Ringo seemed to be the one who could get little, if any respect. But the difference is that Harrison actually earned it. While I have previously argued that the Beatles are … Continue reading Adieu

George Harrison, Dead at 58

When I was in high school I had a very serious argument with my best friend over who was the coolest Beatle. My friend said John. I said Paul. Several years ago, we admitted to each other that we had been wrong. The coolest Beatle is and always has been George Harrison. May he rest … Continue reading George Harrison, Dead at 58

GRAND ROYAL, RIP 1993-2001

“Our intentions were always simply to create a home for exciting music and the people who were passionate about it,” Diamond said. “It really sucks that we can’t continue to do that.” That’s Mike D of the Beastie Boys in the press release regarding his Grand Royal record label going out of business today. You … Continue reading GRAND ROYAL, RIP 1993-2001

John Lee Hooker

Damn, man, John Lee Hooker died yesterday. To me, this guy was the true king of blues, an artist that recorded some of the most amazing music I’ve ever heard. (Yes, even his stuff with Canned Heat.) An inspiration for anyone who ever played guitar. A Detroiter. Another one bites the dust, another hero of … Continue reading John Lee Hooker