Archive | April, 2013

Z is for… Zoso brings Zeppelin to Argentina

Well, our journey is just about over. We’ve reached the end of the line. It’s fitting to say, as we reach the end of our A to Z journey through the Music-Fan Connection, that the music never dies. Fans may fade away and bands may part ways, but the music will endure. And it will […]

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Y is for… Yodeladies

I’m a chick (as you know). I work for a band called moe. (you might have heard me mention them). I go to rock shows. How could I NOT dedicate my Y day to the Yodeladies? Yodeladies is a women-led association of individuals who actively promote a friendly and safe environment for women in the […]

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Let’s Put the X in… the worst song lyric ever

OK. I contemplated my music-related X topic for a while. I thought about profiling Australian singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and all around cool Aussie dude Xavier Rudd. He’s certainly X-worthy, with those blue eyes and that big, long didgeridoo! Love Xavier. But I got to thinking about my E is for earworm post. It’s bad enough when a song […]

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W is for… Worthy Rock and Roll Endeavors!

Wow, wow, WOW – we are almost there! Today I’ve got 2 very worthy rock and roll charitable endeavors to make you aware of: WEAR Your Music The brainchild of former Relix owner/publisher Steve Bernstein and jewelry designer Hannah Garrison, is a music merchandise company with a philanthropic and environmental vision. Their Artist Bracelet […]

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V is for… Vote and be (Head)Counted!

Viva la V! In my latest installment of the A to Z journey through the Music-Fan Connection, we’ve got rockers hitting the streets to make sure fans know that every vote counts. HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that unleashes the power of musicians and fans to make a difference. The group stages organized action campaigns […]

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U is for… Ukulele Flashmob!

U… ugh. Tough letter. But I’ve been thinking the ukulele has been making a comeback lately. Well, not sure it was ever popular enough to warrant a comeback, but I think of it as a fun “gateway” instrument to other stringed things. My daughter recently received one as a gift, and it’s been fun learning […]

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T is for… Tapers

For my T post in my A to Z journey through the Music Fan Connection, I thought I would tackle a topic of technology out of my typical realm: Tapers. While many bands prohibit fans from recording their live shows, other bands have made it part of their policy to encourage fans not only to […]

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S is for… Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen

We’re heading into the final stretch of our A to Z journey through the Music-Fan Connection, and so I thought I would highlight the men responsible for bringing several great music documentaries to the fans in recent years. Sam Dunn is a heavy metal anthropologist. How cool is that? That’s got to be fun to […]

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R is for… Record Store Day

How fitting that “R” should fall on April 20th, as it happens to be the 6th Annual Record Store Day! I couldn’t imagine the A to Z Music-Fan Connection being complete without a mention of record stores. CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS? If so, you undoubtedly remember the glory days of The Record Store. Row after […]

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Q is for… Quilts, Ts and Rock n’ Roll

Qué Pasa, folks – we’ve reached letter Q in the A to Z journey through the Music-Fan connection! Wanna sleep with your favorite rockers? I’m talking about swaddling yourself in all the warm-fuzzy memories and all those under-used but certainly not under-loved concert Ts, currently taking up prime real estate in your closet. Yeah, you […]

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