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The Vinyl and the Damage Done

Turntable tips for the vinyl afflicted By David Lancon (The following is a Public Service Announcement for those new to vinyl and for those long accustomed to vinyl culture) You say you just blew the mortgage on that rarest of ...
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Alan Holdsworth, Terry Bozzio, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto performing at the Triple Door in Seattle, Washington, Jan 2, 2010. Lesheifner, Wikimedia Commons.

Holdsworth’s Eidolon

Allan Holdsworth the British guitarist and composer “that even guitar heroes look up to,” has released two best-of CDs by David C. Kephart Allan Holdsworth has been correctly referred to as “a guitarist that e...
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Gene Norman

L.A., disc jockey, jazz promoter and label president Gene Norman, jazz impresario, disc jockey and label president, passed away peacefully at his home in Hollywood, California on November 2nd 2015. He was 93. Born Eugene Nabato...
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Kim Fowley

Eulogy for a Musical Maverick

Kim Fowley died January 15 in Los Angeles, but his memory lives on in the thousands of recordings he produced, wrote or influenced during more than five decades By Harvey Kubernik Kim Vincent Fowley loved music recordings as mu...
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Joe Ramsey

Saying goodbye to the founding member of Dread Zeppelin: a music lover, co-owner of Resistor Records and devoted family man by Sean Sprinkel It is not surprising that in times of loss we so often turn to song, both for comfort ...
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Lou Reed

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND FRONTMAN DIES AT AGE 71 by Richie Unterberger ~ Lou Reed’s death from liver disease on October 27 was a shock to those of us who figured he’d be around forever, or at least that if anyone could come o...
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Ray Manzarek The Doors Keyboardist

Remembering Ray

Harvey Kubernik And Kim Fowley Reflect On Doors Co-Founder Ray Manzarek by Harvey Kubernik ay Manzarek, keyboardist and the co-founder of the Doors, died May 30th at the age of 74 in Rosenheim, Germany, where he had been recei...
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Denis Tomassetti

Remembering The Noted Sacramento Record Store Owner Who Defied The Digital Age By Harvey Kubernik his past April the Sacramento, California area lost, not only a citizen but, an avid music supporter and collector when journalis...
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