Bonnaroo 2012 Recap– Rap, Roots, Vets, and Fem Rock

Four Day Bonnaroo 2012 Recap

Bonnaroo is not for the faint of heart. The four-day music and arts festival has taken place every year for the past eleven and is an absolute commitment to go. The festival crams over 80,000 festival goers into a plot of farmland, making it the 7th largest city in Tennessee when the festival is underway. Bonnaroo forgoes the single-day tickets that are popular with other festivals but rather has a huge majority of its attendees camp on site all four days, with tons of dirt, sweat, and absolute weirdness taking place under the unforgiving Tennessee sun. Some of the best shows go till 4 AM on any given night making a crowd a bunch of tired, dirty, and mostly intoxicated zombies wandering around from stage to stage. Bonnaroo is an all-or-nothing commitment.
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LxListening: May Memoriam

Levon Helm, Chuck Brown, Robin Gibb, Donna Summer, Adam MCA Yauch. May Musician Tribute

In the past month, we have tried to give various coverage and recognition to some of the music greats that have passed, all in such a short span of time. With it being Memorial Day Weekend, I thought it was a great opportunity for us to highlight the musicians who have passed in recently by doing a five song playlist in dedication to these artists.
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LxListening: Girls

songs about girls, Neil Diamond

In all actuality, this Friday’s edition of LxListening contains songs that have “girl(s)” in the title, instead of just songs about girls.  This theme could also probably have innumerable sequels because as we all know, musicians’ favorite lyrical subject is romantic entanglements with the opposite sex.  I decided also to select one “girl” song from each of the past 6 decades for your listening enjoyment.  So whether girls are black, drunk, or fat-bottomed, they all deserve a song.  Enjoy!

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Top Ten Thursday: Tracks to Get You Ill – In Memory of MCA

Beastie boys, mca, adam yaunch, died, dies, passes, adam mca, amazing

The creators of a new bread of hip hop, re-innovators of the sample, and the only reason Brooklyn ever became cool in the first place. The Beastie Boys launched their debut album in 1986, and they have been rhymin & stealin ever since. In fact, “Rhymin & Stealin” itself (the opening track off their debut album, License to Ill ) does a pretty good job of describing The Beasties. There is no better move to make you seem like a badass than using the drum intro to Led Zeppelins “When the Levee Breaks” as the intro to you opening song on your debut album. If the rumors are true, they are still being sued over some of the samples used in both License to Ill as well as Paul’s Boutique.
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