Monthly Archives: December 2010

>Lyrically Speaking: Mission in the Rain

>   “Mission in the Rain” is my favorite Jerry-penned Grateful Dead song…  That’s how I was going to start this Lyrically Speaking entry. But I could just hear in my head Deadheads everywhere grumbling and huffing and puffing, and decided just … Continue reading

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>Lyrically Speaking: 2002

>   A song’s lyrics don’t have to be overly poetic to be great. In fact, for me a story song, in which we can empathize with someone’s situation or one that places us in a situation past or present, can … Continue reading

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>Lori McKenna at Passim, Dec. 17

>   The Holiday Crush is upon us, so I’ll have to make this kind of quick. But because of the Crush it is important to take time out and enjoy the good things in life. One of those good things … Continue reading

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>Lyrically Speaking: Trouble

> Little Feat is one of those bands that, in my opinion, doesn’t get enough credit. Sure, they may not have really broken new ground, but they were solid — both lyrically and in band musicianship. They sort of fit … Continue reading

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>Blast from the Past: Sunshine Daydreamin’ from March 2010

> This is a double Blast From the Past: Not only is it reprinted from an earlier issue this year (No. 28; the Two Stages of Jackie Greene; click HERE), but it also takes us way back to the early … Continue reading

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>Decemberists cover the Grateful Dead

> Two of my favorite bands come together in this cool cover by the Decemberists of the Grateful Dead’s “Row Jimmy Row.” Not much more needs to be said…You can download it HEREListen to it below Decemberists – Row Jimmy … Continue reading

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>CD reviews: Mike & Ruthy, Kate Redgate, Deadly Gentlemen

>Mike & Ruthy, “Million to One”   We first took notice of Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar-Merenda when their previous band the Mammals covered Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” as a stripped-down, slowed-down folk blues. Now out on their own as … Continue reading

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