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Ry & Steve at the Crossroads: 25 Years Later

Despite the fact that its fiction with a number of historical and spiritual errors, the 1986 film featuring a musical score by Ry Cooder is still the best film about Guitar-dom ever made. John Fusco's screenplay given one off direction by Walter Hill elevates a simple story to mythical proportion. Not to mention the virtuosity of Steve Vai and Cooder's slide work enhanced with a number of blues legends.

Look! It’s the Smell of Newness!

There is something about opening up a new CD. Is it the crinkle of the plastic? No, it’s not that. Is it the forced-removal of that plastic security tag, which takes a millennium to remove? I think not. No, for me, it’s the anticipation of what will be found by spinning the disc, as it were. And in the reading of the liner notes. So on this weeks World Music Show (7/2), as luck would have it, I get to play some new music.

40 Years Ago The Fillmore East Closed

You know you’re getting older when....wait. Don't answer that.

How is it i can remember the loud, clean, piercing tone of Albert King’s Flying V, the mania that followed a J Geils performance and the southern style and majesty of the original Allman Brothers Band, but have to look for my car keys if they are not in their designated morning place?  Ok...that’s rhetorical. Don’t answer that either.

It’s Alive! Live Music For Summer Nights

There's one thing I love about Summer--ok, there are many things I love about Summer, and it's not the Mosquitos, unless you're talking about the band "Mosquitos," then, yes, but I digress. I like going to hear live music. Whether it's in the park or at a festival, I love hearing a band or a musician when the weather is perfectly hot. I don't know what the mix is, but those two combinations make for a great night. On this week's show (6/25), my goal is to have you experience that feeling from the comfort of your porch, deck or even your air-conditioned house or car.

A Toast to Father’s Day

Cheers to all you Fathers out there! On this week’s World Music Show (6/18) we’re celebrating some Fathers in World Music, as well as Grandfathers, sons, grandsons and daughters. From Bob and Ziggy Marley, to Ali Farka Toure and Vieux Farka Toure, this week’s show will showcase a few highlights of some stellar musicians.

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