Hip Hip Hooray for Coldplay

Hip Hip Hooray for Coldplay

I want to know when I can go Back and get drunk with my friends I want to know when I can go Back and be young again… ..those lines, from "Orphans," Coldplay’s newest single, are silky and smooth, and lead into a song with intelligent lyrics that weave unworldly,...

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The Agony & the Angst of Being 16

The Agony & the Angst of Being 16

Boomers, we're not in Kansas anymore, and here's 4+ minutes to prove it: "16," by a group called "Highly Suspect." It's dark and scary, leading to the unsettling and emotional moment when a man discovers that his girlfriend has been impregnated by someone else. It...

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Carrying on the R&B Tradition

Carrying on the R&B Tradition

We boomers know Old School soul:  Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett... Carrying on the tradition of that sound and style of music are the Teskey Brothers, a group from Melbourne, Australia, whose newly released single, the smooth and soulful "So...

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Pete Yorn’s Newest: “Calm Down” 

Pete Yorn’s Newest: “Calm Down” 

In 2001 singer/songwriter Pete Yorn hit big with his debut album "musicforthemorningafter." The album went  gold and Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed Yorn one of their "Top 10 artists to watch" that year. Last August, Yorn dropped his 7th solo album, "Caretakers,"...

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POW!! Pop Hooks and Rock Power

POW!! Pop Hooks and Rock Power

Remember when Weezer covered The Cars 1984 hit "You Might Think" for the animated 2011 movies "Cars 2?"   Written by the late Ric Ocasek, it's the perfect marriage of a great pop hook and the punch and power of rock, a style that fits both groups. While waiting for...

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“Running Up That Hill” Redux

“Running Up That Hill” Redux

In 1984, when Kate Bush’s "Running Up That Hill" was a massively successful international hit, British singer/songwriter/musician Meg Myers was just one-year old, but no matter, she’s just released a cover that puts her own spin on the tune; prior to discovering...

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This Song is So Hip and So Rock n’ Roll

This Song is So Hip and So Rock n’ Roll

There’s a statistic out,  that millennials have less sex than we Boomers had, when we were their age, however, 23-year old Brit Sam Fender has a "Top 20" Adult Alt hit song about one night stands, without any strings attached, meaning there’s no deep insight into the...

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“You Might be Right/”You May Be Right”

“You Might be Right/”You May Be Right”

White Reaper, a five member “alternative” band from Louisville, Kentucky that’s generating enough buzz to spark a record label bidding war, has a Top 20 Alt single with "Might Be Right," which is also generating exposure on the Adult Alt front. The title, “Might be...

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