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R.I.P Jim Vance
Jim Vance was one of the longest running news anchors in the Washington D.C. area and perhaps anywhere else. He worked for 45 years at WRC TV. In that time he won 19 local Emmy Awards, was named "Washingtonian of the Year" by Washingtonian Magazine, and ind...

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R.I.P Chester Bennington
Chester Bennington was a successful frontman for the band Linkin Park. The band won two Grammy Awards and have sold over 70 million albums. Fame, fortune, success can't outrun personal demons. Hopefully Bennington who was 41 can rest in peace. Here is their...

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Battle of the Bands: Good Lovin' Results
Starting out with a lovin' confession. The reason I picked the Grateful Dead version was because it featured the late great Lowell George on lead vocals. The battle was close to the anniversary of his death. Lowell George was the frontman for Little Feat. S...

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Battle of the Bands: The Times They Are A Changin'
Sometimes you have to ask yourself what Bob would do. The Battle of the Bands being moved to once a month.  I missed the memo and since I did one on the first, I thought about sitting this one out. Then I realize I enjoy putting together these Battles. Life...

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Happy 7-Eleven Day
Yes today was 7-11 Day where you could get a free Slurpee from 7-Eleven. Would have been nice to have a free refreshingly cool beverage treat on a hot summer day. However, the nearest 7-Eleven is over four hours away. In some places the event even made the ...

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Battle of the Bands: Good Lovin'
A little late but here for another round of the Battle Bands. I pick a song, a couple of contenders, and then you vote for the one you like the best. The song is "Good Lovin' " made famous by The Rascals Contender One: Grateful Dead and friends Contender Tw...

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NCAA Baseball Champions: Florida Gators
The Florida Gators baseball team finally one a National Championship. It was on their 11th appearance in the College World Series. The team had appeared in 33 post season tournaments and won 14 Southeastern Conference Regular Championships, and seven SEC To...

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73 Years of Jeff Beck
Today is Jeff Beck's 73rd Birthday! That is a god enough reason to celebrate his career by sharing some music. A live version of "Train Kepta Rollin'" from 1966. The Yardbirds... Here he is with Rod Stewart doing "People Get Ready"... Here they are about 16...

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Battle of the Bands Results: An Outlaw Won
Another close battle on my Battle of the Bands battle but not a tie. Willie Nelson versus Waylon Jennings in a tribute to Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band. Jam Bands, Southern Rock and Outlaw Country combining for this battle. Yes, I have a musical ...

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Battle of the Bands: Brothers, Outlaws and Riders
On my last Battle of the Bands I paid tribute to Chris Cornell. This time I am paying tribute to Gregg Allman. The song I selected has been used to pay tribute to Gregg from a ton of artists. Jimmy Buffett played a bit of the song as a tribute when I saw hi...
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