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Last night I found myself in NYC, at an off-broadway performance of Love Never Dies, the less-famous sequel to my favorite musical of all time, The Phantom of the Opera. I'd seen it before in Atlanta, and though my reception to the original album w…

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Rob is the blog creating/gauntlet issuing/list oracle...But at the suggestion that I take the lead on one, LET'S DO THIS.    Ground Rules- Pretty Much Stated in Subject Line...Thanks Emily Drake for issuing this challenge and thanks for …

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May 3, 2022

Deceptive Song Intros

You ever hear a song that starts with maybe one instrument playing, and then when you hear the full band or groove kick in you realize the beat is in an entirely different zip code than you thought? That's what we're calling, for our purposes, a&nb…

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JP Responds to Rob's previous post on the topic of a dream lineup for a Van Halen tribute tour... I’m going to throw out a Fresh Six just to get some more names on this list. I love the Satch (for the Chickenfoot/Hagar Chemistry. Not to menti…

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News is breaking this week about a rumored Van Halen Tribute tour, organized by Alex Van Halen and possibly David Lee Roth, the purpose of which would be to honor the music and legacy of the late, great Eddie Van Halen. The story first broke April …

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April 11, 2022

In Defense of John Mayer

This blog is a response to Rob's assertion that John Mayer falls just below "icon" status. You can read the original post here. Y’all know I think Rob’s a “genius” (I even invented a game to stump him which y’all get t…

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Last week I was privileged to see Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers for the third time, with my best seats to date.  The first time I saw Bruce was with JP a number of years ago at Chastain Park, an outdoor ampitheater in Atlanta, where…

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(This is not a sponsored post. It's gonna seem like it, but it's not.) Occasionally we get promotional emails from PR firms and artist management teams who want to make sure we know what's going on and coming up from their artists. We welcome it, a…

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The things that keep me up at night/the important things in life: Faith, Family, Sports, Work, and My Favorite Guitar Solos of all time. I kid you not I've been thinking of a response to Rob's initial post since I first read his masterpiece and it's…

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[The following blog is spoiler-free.] This weekend saw the release of the highly-anticipated Batman film franchise restart The Batman, starring either Edward Cullen or Cedric Diggory (depending on your previous life experience.) The film…

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