Tom Petty Song Breakdown

Cool breakdown of a classic Tom Petty song, from the arrangement, the performances, and the mix.

Good stuff.

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10 Months Late

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It’s hard to believe that David Robert Jones, aka David Bowie’s surprising death is already 10 months ago.

Days before he passed he promoted a strange tangle of an album called Blackstar, complete with a new band, a … Read the rest

Time for Apple Watch?

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Here’s a nice write-up from someone that has lived with the Apple Watch for half a year. He feels it’s in a similar place as the first iPhone iteration – not essential, highly flawed, yet still leaning into the future … Read the rest

Promises Fulfilled

This is from a guy that spends his life testing high-end audio devices – things like $15k Amps and $5k headphones.

That ain’t my market, as you know.

He ordered a PonoPlayer and by the time it arrived he was … Read the rest

Right, Natural, and Real

I’ve been telling you all about my snazzy new music player. And I’ve been fighting the good fight with online math geniuses that claim there is no such thing as hi-res. Here’s another review of the PonoPlayer, along with … Read the rest

PonoPlayer Review Is Posted

I have a few revisions to make but I thought I’d get this thing posted so I can start sharing out the link next week. Enjoy my long-form run through what a PonoPlayer is, and why you might want one:… Read the rest

Leo Loves Pono

 

High quality mainstream style review of the pono player covering all the issues around modern consumer audio. Good stuff!

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Covert Bowie – The Next Day For Our “Heroes”

The great David Bowie managed something most music artists can’t achieve in their 4th and 5th decades – to stay relevant and ambitious both in the studio and on stage.

Releasing acclaimed albums in the late 90’s and early aughts, … Read the rest

The Curious Case of W. Axl Rose

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It’s been 4 1/2 years, seemingly the right time to revisit something you might have dismissed,  you know, 4 1/2 years ago.

I dismissed this Axl Rose character, thinking for some unspecified reason that he was no longer the powerfully-voiced … Read the rest

Headtronics: The New Doo Review

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Funky fresh and it’s about time…. If you want to see what music and live performance can be, get down with some improvised art and dance yourself silly then it pays to catch the project dubbed “Headtronics” if it comes

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Album Review: Slave (1977)

Album Review By Super J

[originally published at WFNK.com on 08/01/2000]

 


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Slave’s debut album came in 1977. With 9 members, the album promised to give us power funk and it doesn’t disappoint.

The sound of the album reminds me … Read the rest

Dope Dog Tuesday Night: P-Funk Live Review, October 1999


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October 19, 1999

Almost 2000 people packed into the legendary Agora Ballroom on a cold Tuesday night to witness what was falsely billed as “the reunion of Parliament-Funkadelic”.

The last time the All-Stars played the … Read the rest

Record Review: Funkadelic – Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On

[originally published on WFNK.com on October 1, 1999]

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Funkadelic, in my opinion is the GREATEST “black rock band” of all time. But let us put that in perspective. I am using the words- black, rock and … Read the rest

Herbie Hancock Gets Funky

WFNK.com Article

by Super J

Originally published on WFNK.com October 1999

 

This article discusses some of Herbie Hancock’s contributions to funk music and by no means is intended to be comprehensive. The emphasis of the article is to take … Read the rest