British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour

British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour

My favorite musical influence period was The British Invasion. I have never experienced an era of music that so continually thrilled me as 1964 and 1965 did. The AM radio airwaves, Top 40 as it was known in those day brought us constant sources of brilliant melodies and well written hits. The British Invasion arrived on our shores as a series of waves. Each successive wave introduced American…

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Moonalice Interview: Music Technology and Art With Roger McNamee

Moonalice Interview: Music Technology and Art With Roger McNamee

Moonalice Interview: Music Technology and Art Discussion with Roger McNamee

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Moonalice continues their 2014 East Coast Tour this week. The band will be performing concerts in Connecticut and New York. I urge you if you are in the vicinity of any of these events to come out and see Moonalice perform live.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Fairfield, C.T., StageOne

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014, New York City,…

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Bob Minkin’s Live Dead Photography Book

Bob Minkin’s Live Dead Photography Book

I discovered an invaluable rock photography publication for my music book collection. Bob Minkin, music photographer/historian has curated and self-published an authoritative photography book, LIVE DEAD.

LIVE DEAD is a stunning 224 page hardcover coffee table book spanning almost 40 years of epic Grateful Dead photos and stories by Bob Minkin. The book will ship October 2014, preorders being…

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Thank You! 500,000+ Views Achieved

Thank You! 500,000+ Views Achieved

Surpassed a half million views on this blog! I want to thank all of you who have stopped by to read or leave a comment. I appreciate sharing music with all of you.

The next phase of Music of Our Heart will be more devoted to the long form post. I am working on several music articles which I plan to publish this month and next. I am going to shift from daily posting (after 3 1/2 years of…

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Jay & The Techniques

Jay & The Techniques

I grant you it’s a supercilious song yet I find myself captivated with the hit single, “Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” by Jay & The Techniques. I recall it as a hit on AM radio in 1967. The song makes me smile when I hear it. It’s a fun, good time classic. We need more hits like this :)

Formed in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, in the…

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Jerry Garcia Band - GarciaLive Volume Four

Jerry Garcia Band – GarciaLive Volume Four

GarciaLive Volume Four: March 22nd, 1978 Veteran’s Hall highlights an oft-requested Jerry Garcia Band line-up featuring Jerry, John Kahn, Buzz Buchanan, Maria Muldaur and Keith & Donna Godchaux. Falling just days after the conclusion of the Garcia band’s tour and days before the release of Cats Under The Stars, this intimate performance in Sebastopol, CA showcases a particularly relaxed, vibrant…

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Jack White’s Innovative Third Man Books Publishing Imprint

Jack White’s Innovative Third Man Books Publishing Imprint

I tip my hat once more to Jack White’s innovative business sense as he forges and casts the Third Man Books publishing imprint. His creative sense builds a fresh dimensional interpretation as we learn to respect and interact with printed matter.

Language LessonsVolume 1 is a321 page hardbound book co-edited by Third Man’s Ben Swank and Chet Weise, a poet, musician and founder of the Nashville…

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Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale)

Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale)

Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. JJ Cale’s influence on Clapton and many of today’s artists cannot be understated. To honor JJ ‘s legacy, a year after his passing, Clapton gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians for Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze (An…

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Roger McNamee, Moonalice

Yesterday I had the rare opportunity to share an open, frank discussion, one hippie music technologist to another with Roger McNamee of Moonalice.

I am writing an article about Moonalice that will include that interview for their Infinity Music Hall concert which takes place on Thursday July 31, 2014.

I looking forward to saying hello to Roger and the band, then watching them do their magic that…

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Get On Up, The James Brown Story

This is the movie of the summer I yearn to see. Get On Up, The James Brown Story.