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Song of the Day – X 4th of July

There a bunch of songs that would work for today – chose this one as I have always loved it and it’s not super well known (at least to the masses). Off X‘s 1987 album See How We Are. Written by Dave Alvin who brought it with him from his previous group The Blasters.

Happy 4th to all my fellow American music bloggers! And happy Thursday to everyone else!

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Song of the Day TBT Boston – Peace of Mind

Been having some great discussion with Rich at KamerTunesBlog about Boston’s first album so thought it appropriate to feature my favorite song from it today.  While by my current tastes the production on this album may be a bit slick and self indulgent, listening to it takes me right back to 8th grade and a lot of great times and the beginnings of my life-long love of music in general.  And production aside, its just a great kick ass song!

Chuck Berry, Tupac And More: Taking Stock Of The 2008 Universal Fire : NPR

Chuck Berry, Tupac And More: Taking Stock Of The 2008 Universal Fire : NPR
— Read on www.npr.org/2019/06/12/732096858/from-chuck-berry-to-tupac-shakur-taking-stock-of-the-2008-universal-fire

I was absolutely shocked when I heard this story on NPR this week – it’s beyond comprehension the scale of the loss. It’s was a gut punch to realize that the original masters for so many legendary artists are gone forever. And for Universal to keep it quiet the extent of the loss borders on criminal.