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LOST TREASURES – Milkwood (Ric Ocasek)

Posted on 18 April 2014

LOST TREASURES   MILKWOOD How’s The Weather By Peter Marston Here’s an entry from the Before They Were Famous file—well, maybe, before before before they were famous. Before Ric Ocasek and Ben Orr recorded what remains one of the greatest debut albums of all time with the Cars, they were in a band called Cap’n [...]

JANGLE ON – April

Posted on 07 April 2014

JANGLE ON!  APRIL by Eric Sorsensen Fresh jangly music has not been able to keep up with the surprisingly resilient winter weather in the mid-Atlantic.  Hence, this month’s column will address several “old friends” as well as some new discs and tunes.  Jangly music enthusiasts should check out:              In the new category is Dream [...]

LOST TREASURES – Barry Gibb

Posted on 07 April 2014

LOST TREASURES   BARRY GIBB The Kid’s No Good By Peter Marston Though the Bee Gees’ mid- and late-60s work is generally held in very high esteem by pop and psych-pop aficionados, the band’s history is not nearly as well-known as that of the Beatles, the Beach Boys, or even Badfinger or Big Star. It’s [...]

LOST TREASURES – Kaleidoscope (UK)

Posted on 28 March 2014

LOST TREASURES   Kaleidoscope (UK) White Faced Lady By Peter Marston On Saturday, April 20, 2013, I was fortunate enough to see the great English psych-pop band Kaleidoscope play live at the Satellite, a small club in Los Angeles. I was, in fact, no further than ten feet away from lead singer Peter Daltrey. I [...]

THE HISTORY OF JAZZ ROCK – by Mike Baron

Posted on 13 March 2014

  A BRIEF HISTORY OF JAZZ ROCK by Mike Baron FILE UNDER:  Not Power Pop But Wicked Cool We’re all fans of many different types, styles and genres/sub-genres of music far beyond power pop.  We are pantheists – worshippers of all. Our own Mike Baron(from the Bloody Red Baron column on this site) is an [...]

LOST TREASURES – Kitchen Cinq

Posted on 03 March 2014

LOST TREASURES   KITCHEN CINQ “Everything But” By Peter Marston The Kitchen Cinq undoubtedly have one of the best “bad pun” names in rock ’n’ roll. A five piece garage/pop band from Texas, their name plays off the French word for five “cinq,” which of course is pronounced approximately the same as “sink.” The title [...]

MOVIE REVIEW – The Lego Movie

Posted on 24 February 2014

MOVIE REVIEWS “THE LEGO MOVIE” by Doug Young   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 Man, aka Doug Young, who is a senior environmental policy advisor to Colorado Gov. John [...]

JANGLE ON – February

Posted on 20 February 2014

JANGLE ON!  FEBRUARY by Eric Sorsensen Winter has been a lion of a season so far – even here in the mid-Atlantic.  Thank goodness there has been a steady stream of new jangly pop tunes to accompany my indoor activities.  I encourage those of you who also enjoy jangly music to check out the following [...]

LOST TREASURES – Milk ‘n Cookies

Posted on 19 February 2014

LOST TREASURES   MILK ‘N COOKIES “Milk ‘n Cookies” By Peter Marston   While much of the history of British pop is characterized by the Brits trying to realize the aesthetics of American music, from big band through rock ’n’ roll, there have been a few pop trends where American bands have struggled to imitate [...]

MOVIE REVIEW – Artistic Tragedy (on Woody, on Hoffman)

Posted on 12 February 2014

MOVIE REVIEWS “Artistic Tragedy” by Doug Young I have been devastated by the recent cinematic news. Indeed, the movie world has been reeling this past week, stunned by the recurring revelations. It’s especially unsettling as I have essentially ignored the alleged personal transgressions of this cinematic artist for about 20 years. In essence, there was [...]