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David Gerard
sonic alchemist, status-quo anarchist, peace advocate
sonic alchemist, status-quo anarchist, peace advocate
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Roger Waters and Todd Rundgren: Outspoken Artists or Leftist Crybabies?
Let's face it: we are living in some very politically-charged times. Seems like the battles lines were writ large with the 2015 US Presidential campaign, where the age of gutter-politics and yellow journalism reached its societal epoch (or should I say nadi...

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Lana Del Rey: Pop Tease; Let Us Now Praise Randy Newman
"My boyfriend's back, and he's cooler than ever/there's no more night, blue skies forever" whispers Lana Del Rey on the title track of her upcoming fifth album, getting high with a little help from The Weeknd, before crooning, "Take off, take off, take off ...

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Weekend Recap: Record Store Day, Norah Jones, Kill The Alarm
Saturday marks the ten-year anniversary of Record Store Day , an event which began back in 2007 as an attempt to revitalize the dwindling independent record store business. Since its humble beginnings, when Metallica visited fans at Rasputin Music in San Fr...

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Modern English: A Viable Resurgence
It has come to my attention recently that this month marks the 30-year anniversary of The Joshua Tree , U2 's game-changing album that, with a little help from MTV, became a watershed moment for four unassuming lads from Dublin, and would forever inform the...

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Hanging On The Telephone With.........Mike Watt
My conversation with Mike about "Ring Spiel Tour, '95", politics, music and.......Happy Days?                                                       © Kevin Mazur DG: Hey Mike, I wanna thank you for sharing some of my work with the blueprint conspiracy (incl...

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Ten Albums That Mattered In 2016
A Heart Shaped Pool • Radiohead - 2011's King of Limbs album felt like Son of Eraser (too much minimal techno beats, not enough gravitas) - in other words, a solo Yorke disc, accompanied by the rest of the band. Luckily, what transpired in the interim was d...

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The Weekend Dispatch: Underwhelming Grammys, Orpheus (Re)Ascending
DISCLAIMER: The following article on the 2017 Grammy Award nominations contains sentiments of a disgruntled nature, which some may find disturbing. Reader discretion is advised. This week saw the announcement of the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Award...

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WEEKEND RECAP: Mike Watt And Lady Gaga - Two Kinds of Spiel
Well folks, the most historic Presidential election in recent times is now one for the history books - still many music and film stars haven't taken the loss of Hillary Clinton well. Example A: Lady Gaga , who took it upon herself to stage a vigil/protest d...

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iPod Confidential: My Top Ten Tunes In Heavy Rotation
Expect to see this on best albums of 2016 "Death of an Accidental Hipster" by The Monkees First off, let me say that I am still astonished this album was ever made: a band that had nothing to prove proving yet again what a-holes the folks at that unmentiona...

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iPod Confidential: My Top Ten Tunes In Heavy Rotation
Here are the top ten songs in heavy rotation on my iPod this month: this man's identity has been shielded for his own protection "Selling Out" by Duncan Sheik: Duncan Sheik's new album, the by turns mesmerizing and acerbic Legerdemain opens with this Coldpl...
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