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Five albums you should listen to, if you like the words.

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Curveballs, Regular Sections | 0 comments

John Cale and Lou Reed – Songs for Drella Often described as a eulogy for Andy Warhol, what it actually is, is two guys who don’t...

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In your face and on the floor too….Snarky Puppy

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Curveballs, Featured, Funk, Genres, Jazz, Proper R 'n' B, Soul | 0 comments

Snarky Puppy – Solid grooves, great hooks and stunning improvisation will tingle the tits and testicles of most actual musicians, from the tight as a gnats chuff (official musical term) rhythm section laying it down like they mean it

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Alabama Shakes nominated for three Grammys in 2013

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in 00's, Curveballs, Featured, Rock | 0 comments

‘Hold on’ official video from Alabama Shakes, they’re any good and have been nominated for three Grammys 2013, best new artist, best rock performance for “Hold On” and best recording package with their first album, Boys & Girls. It also shows that the Grammys are remarkably unaffected by looks and image which…

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The top 10 pop stars who’ve got ’em out (for the lads).

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Curveballs, Humour | 0 comments

…my abiding memory of the gig isn’t one of the many awesome musical collaborations; Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds & Youssou N’Dour doing “Biko” or even The Fat Boys with Chubby Checker doing the wickedest ever version of “The Twist” evah! Nope, although these moments lingered briefly in the memory then, it took a quick wiki look-up to remind me of them.

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Ukelele Vs Bohemian Rhapsody equals mind blown

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in 70's, Curveballs, Featured, Hidden Gems | 0 comments

…as a drummer, I’ve always suspected there are far more strings on the almighty lead guitar than absolutely necessary.
I don’t really, but it’s a grand wind-up to say to guitarists when they’re being creatively sensitive and moody (single).

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George Harrison and Paul Simon duet ‘Here comes the sun’

Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 in 60's, 70's, Curveballs | 0 comments

I have loved this song since I can remember, it’s been covered an awful lot and that ride cymbal bell tapping on Steve Harley’s version makes me smile like an idiot every time I hear it.

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