So You’ve Deleted Your John Mayer Songs…

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Y’know, I’m not even mad at John Mayer. I read that Playboy interview and I’d actually like to thank him. Thanks for allowing your foot-in-mouth disorder to shine so brightly, and for giving us all something to remember the next time your trite, boring music comes on the radio. I’ve had my feelings about his […]

Happy Bob Marley Day!

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If Bob Marley was alive, today he would have celebrated his 65th birthday. Every year on this day, fans gather to listen to his music and honor his legacy. From London to Ethiopia to Jamaica to right here in Chicago, we’re celebrating Bob Marley Day. My relationship with his music goes back as far as […]

Whitney Houston 25th Anniversary CD Giveaway!

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I certainly hope you all saw the BET Honors ’10. If you didn’t, allow me to share this video with you. The legendary Kim Burrell SANG her HEART out to Whitney Houston. And Whitney, like everyone in the audience, felt the spirit. Click here to read more. I apologize – BET’s video doesn’t include a […]

Corinne Bailey Rae’s The Sea = Amazing

The new album by Corinne Bailey Rae, The Sea, hits stores today! Click here to buy it — as you may expect, it is both lovely and amazing. Corinne taps into some deep emotions with her lyrics, but her vocals remain as restrained and sweet as ever. And I sincerely appreciate that about her. In […]

Lauryn Hill’s Still Got It

To this very day, I can count Lauryn Hill as one of the top five best concert experiences I’ve ever had. I saw her in 1998 at the Bob Marley Festival in Miami, and she blew everyone away. She did the same thing last night in New Zealand. (Link courtesy my beloved Oh No They […]

RIP, Teddy Pendergrass

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This has been an awful, awful week for bad news. Today apparently is no exception. I just woke up to learn that R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass has passed away. What a sad way to kick off a Throwback Thursday post. CNN reports that he passed away last night, and details aren’t forthcoming but his death […]

Bad Move, VH1

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Once upon a time, not that long ago – VH1 was my favorite channel. This was in the heyday of Best Week Ever — Saturday mornings I’d eagerly put VH1 on to see what embarrassing media events would be clowned by the rotating cast of comedians and semi-celebs. Now VH1 is more likely to be […]