Happy Birthday, Kurt. RIP

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In my angstiest, angriest teenage days, I was a big Nirvana fan. Huge. Posters on my wall, staying up at night to watch the videos on Alternative Nation. I mostly kept the obsession to myself — not everyone at my school was into rock music. My alternateen existence was mainly shared with a few classmates, […]

Whitney Houston Giveaway Winners

Loved your responses on the Whitney Houston giveaway post! I had to chime in with my own choice for favorite Whitney Houston song — although it isn’t one that appears on her debut album, Whitney Houston. I gotta say, my favorite Whitney song is It’s Not Right, But It’s OK. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J538b-OLRU Why? Because I love […]

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 […]