## ODonnellWeb – Tag Music

The Day the Music Died

Posted on 05/11/2020 in misc • Tagged with Coronavirus, Music

Like everybody else, the pandemic is "top of mind" 24 x 7 for me. I'm writing to help myself not internalize all of it. You can find other posts in the series at https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/tag/coronavirus.html

Photo of us

When I was attending the M3 music festival in Maryland …

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American Love Story

Posted on 05/08/2020 in misc • Tagged with Coronavirus, Music

Like everybody else, the pandemic is "top of mind" 24 x 7 for me. I'm writing to help myself not internalize all of it. You can find other posts in the series at https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/tag/coronavirus.html

Record Cover Image

It’s Butch Walker record release day. It should probably …

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A Song For A New Day by Sarah Pinkser

Posted on 02/03/2020 in misc • Tagged with Books, Music

A Song For A New Day

I love live music, and this book is a coming of age story centered around the underground music scene in a dystopian near future that seems all too possible.

My biggest issue with this book is the classification of science fiction. The science and technology in the book center around …

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Getting Google Music Manager Working on Linux

Posted on 01/30/2019 in misc • Tagged with Google, Music, Linux

My recent upgrade from Mint 17.3 to Mint 18.3 killed Google Music Manager. It seems to start up in that it shows as running in System Monitor, but there is no GUI. I tried un-installing and reinstalling and the same thing happened. I tried to downgrade to an …

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Billy Joel The Definitive Biography

Posted on 01/17/2019 in misc • Tagged with Books, Music

Book cover - Billy Joel Biography

Billy Joel The Definitive Biography started out as an autobiography. Joel killed the project at the last minute, however, he allowed his co-writer to redo the book as a biography. They had so much audio recorded of Billy and everybody in his life that it almost reads like an oral …

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Where are the American bubble factories

Posted on 01/06/2019 in misc • Tagged with Economics, Music

I was out running errands with my wife today and she wanted to stop by the Dollar Store to pick up a bottle of bubbles for the preschool she runs. Swinging by the Dollar Store to buy a bottle of bubbles made me immediately think of (Whatever Happened to The …

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Amazon Music Alternative

Posted on 12/26/2018 in misc • Tagged with Music, Amazon

MP3s are not sold encrypted. Somehow, it hasn't killed the music industry. So there is no lock in on where you buy your MP3s from. My most recent purchase was from 7 Digital, a British company that specializes in providing white label music store services online. However, anybody can buy …

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Christmas Blues

Posted on 12/17/2018 in misc • Tagged with Music, Christmas

If you put your email in the form here Bluesman Extraordinaire Joe Bonamas will send you a link to download his Christmas record for free.

And since I'm kind of mailing in this blog post (they can't all be masterpieces) have a picture of Teddy and Santa.

Christmas lights on house

This is entry …

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Christmas with The Believers

Posted on 12/15/2018 in misc • Tagged with Music, Christmas

This is the best Christmas album you've never heard. It's free. It's 31 minutes of Christmas jazz perfection. Did I mention it's free?

This is entry #15 in my attempt at 31 days of blogging for December 2018. I've haven't posted here daily since about 2007, so this should be …

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Posted on 12/10/2018 in misc • Tagged with Movies, Music

One word review: Meh

Short review: Better song than a movie

It's not a bad movie. I think most people that spend $12 a ticket on it will leave the theater satisfied. Rami Malek should get an Oscar nod for his portayal of Freddie Mercury. But ultimately the movie left …

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Tattooed Millionaire

Posted on 12/09/2018 in misc • Tagged with Music

Tattooed Millionaire Album Cover

Tattooed Millionaire is Bruce Dickinson's first solo album. In 1990 I was one year out of college and fully immersed in the Atlanta music scene while making an attempt to grow beyond my 80s metal roots. That attempt would not stick and eventually I would fully embrace the fact that …

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Scream For Me Sarajevo

Posted on 07/30/2018 in misc • Tagged with Movies, Music, History

Scream For Me Sarajevo

A few months ago my weekly email from Pledge Music featured a documentary about Bruce Dickinson's 1994 concert in Sarajevo. I didn't worry too much about what the film was, Bruce was involved so I click the button to support the project. The DVD arrived a couple of weeks ago …

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I Didn't Kill John Mellencamp

Posted on 07/04/2017 in misc • Tagged with Music

John Mellencamp

My two previous attempts to see John Mellencamp ended with canceled concerts and life threatening health issues for Mellencamp in one case, and a band member in the other case. He walked off the stage in apparent good health after the show last night, so my conscious is clear. He …

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Favorite Albums For Every Year of My Life

Posted on 03/27/2017 in misc • Tagged with Music

Pile of Albums

My imaginary Internet friend Michele posted a list of her favorite albums from every year of her life to Facebook. I thought that it was a great idea and decided to spend a couple of hours earlier this week doing my list. Six hours spread over a few nights later …

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My First Memories of Music

Posted on 03/25/2017 in misc • Tagged with Music, Personal

Do You Feel Lucky

While I was working on my epic favorite album of every year I've been alive post I started thinking about my first memories of music. So as something to discuss until I post the album list next week, here is what I remember.

The first song of any type that …

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Rock and Roll Ain't Dead: Dan Baird - SoLow

Posted on 03/13/2017 in misc • Tagged with Music

Dan Baird - SoLow

Anybody that thinks rock and roll is dead is somebody that isn't familiar with Dan Baird. Best known as the lead singer of The Georgia Satellites, Dan is still cranking out new, southern tinted, boogie-woogie rock and roll on a regular basis. His latest effort is titled SoLow, and it …

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Master of Puppets

Posted on 02/27/2017 in misc • Tagged with Music

Master of Puppets

Next week is the 31st anniversary of the release of Master of Puppets. Depending on who you talk to, it's either a seminal moment in the advancement of thrash as a genre, or it's the day the music died. Both camps are probably right in their own ways.

I actually …

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Six Iron Maiden Songs that are sadly relevant in 2017

Posted on 02/20/2017 in misc • Tagged with Music, Politics

Iron Maiden

2 Minutes To Midnight

The recent news that the doomsday clock had been moved up to 2-1/2 minutes until midnight very naturally had me thinking about the classic Iron Maiden tune 2 Minutes To Midnight. A protest song about nuclear war, Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson says the song is …

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Jacky Dustin - Howla / Music Monday

Posted on 02/13/2017 in misc • Tagged with Music

Jacky Dustin - Howla

We are going to try something different here on the blog. I'm supposed to be writing here more regularly, however I'm not always up for a 1000 word essay on something important. So today is the inaugural Music Monday. In case it's not obvious, this means every Monday I will …

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What if I was born to run in the grass

Posted on 11/20/2016 in misc • Tagged with Books, Music, Baseball

Catching up on a few recently completed book. Or not completed, as the case may be.

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

It’s a much better song than a book. Bruce wrote a book much like his concerts, long and rambling. He desperately needed a strong armed editor on …

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