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JANGLE ON – January

Posted on 08 January 2015

JANGLE ON! JANUARY by Eric Sorsensen The fleeting fat snowflakes that fell (but did not stick) the day before Thanksgiving remain the only snow that the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area has seen this winter.  After enjoying the mild weather of Arizona and San Diego for ten days, I am getting re-accustomed to the need for […]

BLOODY RED BARON – January Reviews

Posted on 08 January 2015

BLOODY RED BARON JANUARY REVIEWS by Mike Baron RICK HROMADKA: Trippin’ Dinsoaurs. Like a paisley Brontosaurus from the Summer of Love, Rick Hromodaka’s Trippin’ Dinosaursraises its psychedelic snout. Hromodka, the force behind Maple Mars, evokes the ghosts of the Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe and the Fish and the Doors with swirling guitar and keyboards. The poppy […]


Posted on 13 December 2014

LOST TREASURES PETER COOK & DUDLEY MOORE “The Singles“ By Peter Marston   Between 1965 and 1967, British comic duo Peter Cook and Dudley Moore released five singles of (more or less) pop music on the Decca label. At least three of the ten sides are true classics. The most famous of these is “The […]

MOVIE REVIEW – Citizenfour

Posted on 02 December 2014

MOVIE REVIEW Citizenfour Citizencritic A documentary filmed at the time that Edward Snowden was providing select jour- nalists the documents and other material regarding the government’s (the National Security Administration) collection of communication data on all Americans; directed by Laura Poitras by Doug Young ENCRYPTED MESSAGE: WxYVcSQUPKLXCVbCWQTSGH>78H1FF,SD3DC KJShHFUWeFBCO;/UHDQUW.HUEgHGASFG>.PER ;SJDHFPUqEYR9238./RUEWFY97FDEUYGHF9UI NNMCBv.AVISHDOERaWIER3HD.JKH;UOSH/:OIT KJSDHFIWEUHGASJKHUHAUSUeSJDHFU/;FHOI H837rHFsHDFWEGF92EFHGIHBDFLASDIPFHHC MMCGDI.WQEGDIUYQIWGUYGQWGDBJKJDVJM CeWEHF7924:<7fHJDSBUIWGHEUFGHpUEFHHA NDVNWeIHFWe/I0HJSDNCIPNVWIRUH9fBHDBN […]


Posted on 01 December 2014

LOST TREASURES BIFF ROSE “The Thorn in Mrs. Rose’s Side” By Peter Marston My first exposure to Biff Rose was as a comic and personality on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in the late ’60s. He was kind of a goofball, sort of a cross between Gilligan and Timothy Leary. He played funny songs […]

BLOODY RED BARON – November Reviews

Posted on 01 December 2014

BLOODY RED BARON NOVEMBER REVIEWS by Mike Baron HERE COMES THE REIGN AGAIN: The Second British Invasion (Curry Cuts) Following the success of DRINK A TOAST TO INNOCENCE: A Tribute to Lite Rock, impresario Andrew Curry calls on some of the same power pop players and many new ones to interpret these Brit songs of the […]

JANGLE ON – November

Posted on 01 December 2014

JANGLE ON! NOVEMBER by Eric Sorsensen In typical mid-Atlantic fashion, the high temperature of 74 degrees on 24 November tied a record, and a winter storm is in the forecast for two days later – which will make for a challenging start to Thanksgiving-related highway travel.  If weather keeps me from visiting friends in Pennsylvania […]


Posted on 01 December 2014

LOST TREASURES JUDEE SILL “Judee Sill” By Peter Marston I first became familiar with Judee Sill through the Turtles’ recording of her delicate ballad, “Lady-O,” which features Sills herself on acoustic guitar. While that’s a lovely composition, with baroque-pop flourishes and a soaring melody, when I finally came across a copy of her debut album—which […]

LOST TREASURES – Lewis & Clark Expedition

Posted on 05 November 2014

LOST TREASURES LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION “Lewis and Clark Expedition – (AKA Earth, Air, Fire and Water)” By Peter Marston     Most pop fans will be familiar with the Colgems label—it was the label created by RCA and Screen Gems expressly for the Monkees. But few pop fans will be able to name any of the other […]


Posted on 28 October 2014

LOST TREASURES SHWA LOSBEN  “Good Times, Good Times” By Peter Marston Shwa Losben (or, more formally, Joshua Losben) is a singer-songwriter whose own promotional materials describe his music as “catchy rock songs,” which I take to be roughly akin to “power pop.” I first heard his music playing in a record store while I was […]