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Don’t Like Country Music? Think Again…

Yeah, yeah, okay. You keep hearing that country music has some of the smartest songwriters and best musicians around. And yet you turn on country radio and it all sounds like the same guitar licks and the same lyrics about pickups and girls in short

That’s My Jam!

If you put Motown, Stax, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Beatles and The Who in a blender, you’d very likely end up with The Jam.  Though they’ve been broken up for over 30 years, a new documentary, The Jam: About The Young Idea, makes a

She Wants Revenge – And Don’t We All?

I love American Horror Story. Despite the series’ many weird tics and questionable plot lines (“Asylum” had so much promise. Which went right down the ol’ swirler…), there are a few elements that never disappoint, like the opening credits, the wonderful weirdness, Angela Basset –

Big Thing, Small Package and All That

Over the past decade or so, NPR has managed to shed much of its earnest, dowdy image, thanks in large part to its adventures in music.   (This is something its cousin on the TV side, PBS, has not managed to do.) Shows like KCRW’s