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LOST TREASURES – The Marbles

Posted on 19 September 2014

LOST TREASURES THE MARBLES “The Marbles”   By Peter Marston The Marbles are best remembered, if at all, for their connection to the careers of two very different bands. The first is the Bee Gees. All of the Marbles’ singles and their sole, self-titled LP were produced by Barry Gibb, and seven of the fourteen […]

JANGLE ON – September

Posted on 19 September 2014

JANGLE ON! SEPTEMBER by Eric Sorsensen Wow!  After several months of little in the way of jangly music, a plethora of new material – featuring chiming Rickenbacker 12-string riffs – has been released.  In addition to the obvious Byrds references in many of the songs, there has been a Gene Clark theme – so summer […]

LOST TREASURES – Small Wonder

Posted on 20 August 2014

LOST TREASURES SMALL WONDER “Small Wonder” By Peter Marston In 1976, I entered Occidental College as a freshman and quickly found a few fellow music fans in my dormitory. One afternoon, four of us drove to a local used record store and explored the goods. As we were getting ready to head to the cash […]

LOST TREASURES – Focal Point

Posted on 06 August 2014

LOST TREASURES FOCAL POINT “First Bite of the Apple” By Peter Marston   Focal Point’s star shone brightly, but briefly—very briefly, in fact. Liverpool songwriters Paul Tennant and Dave Rhodes were one of the very first artists signed to the Beatles’ first venture in corporate diversification, Apple Publishing. After a chance meeting with Paul McCartney, […]

MOVIE REVIEW – 22 Jump Street

Posted on 23 July 2014

MOVIE REVIEW “22 JUMP STREET” “HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2″ by Doug Young HOW TO WRITE ABOUT 22 SEQUELS 22 Jump Street Starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens; directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller How to Train Your Dragon 2 Starring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, […]

MOVIE REVIEW – Snowpiercer

Posted on 23 July 2014

MOVIE REVIEW “SNOWPIERCER” by Doug Young CLICK ON THE TWO IMAGES BELOW TO READ CLICK BELOW FOR IMAGE #1 CLICK BELOW FOR IMAGE #2 Unfortunately we can’t describe Doug Young adequately in strictly iambic pentameter, so we’ll just tell you that he is an award-winning (and poetic) film critic and that he is “Filmoholic” Critic […]

MOVIE REVIEW – Life Itself (documentary on Roger Ebert)

Posted on 23 July 2014

MOVIE REVIEW “LIFE ITSELF” A documentary about the life, and death, of film critic Roger Ebert by Doug Young I arrived at the theater and took a seat in my favorite location — on the aisle in the section to the right of the screen (as you face forward) about midway back so that the […]

JANGLE ON – July 2014

Posted on 23 July 2014

JANGLE ON! JULY by Eric Sorsensen             Although the past few months have been light on new jangly music, there has been no shortage of good live music … and no shortage of out-of-town visitors.  In fact, Pop Geek Heaven guru Bruce Brodeen and his family stopped by for a very […]

LOST TREASURES – Velvet Elvis

Posted on 23 July 2014

LOST TREASURES VELVET ELVIS “Velvet Elvis” By Peter Marston     Ask your average music fan to list some of the important music scenes in the history of rock ’n’ roll and the answer will undoubtedly include, in roughly chronological order, Memphis, Liverpool, San Francisco, Detroit, New York and Seattle. More knowledgeable fans might add […]

LOST TREASURES – Loving Awareness

Posted on 17 June 2014

LOST TREASURES LOVING AWARENESS “Loving Awareness” By Peter Marston   Concept albums nearly always have the same origins. A band struggles to establish themselves with successful singles and albums, and then at some point tackle something more ambitious, usually behind the vision of the principle songwriter in the band. Oh, there are a few exceptions, […]