Tag: Bob Marley

Johnny Nash

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Johnny Nash, “I Can See Clearly Now”

Johnny Nash's trip to Jamaica in 1968 led to one of the first U.S. reggae hits...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #37: Uh-uh, Not Katherine — Numbers, Vol. I

It's been...time this show had a leprechaun dance moment. Can't understand what I mean? You soon will. ...

The Impressions

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Impressions, “Gypsy Woman”

Following Jerry Butler's departure the Impressions found their footing with their first single....


Blerd Radio 2013 Episode 4: Blerd Radio Plays the Hits!

Music geeks, have we got a podcast for you!...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray review: “Marley”

Bob Marley -the man- is the subject of Kevin MacDonald's thoughtful new documentary....

AM Gold: 1972

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 41

Thus begins our journey into AM Gold: 1972. And hey, look, Three Dog Night is still hanging around!...

Music, SXSW 2012

SXSW: It’s Not All About Music, But Almost

Austin’s SXSW festival has earned its unruly reputation for the five-day bacchanal of live music that ends this spring event each...

Desert Island Discs, Music, Popdose

Desert Island Discs with John Mark McMillan

Singer/songwriter John Mark McMillan recently released his fourth studio album, Economy. Hailing from Charlotte, NC, McMillan’s music...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 7/29/2011

It's a hat-tastic Weekly Mixtape for one and all....


Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: The Wailers, “Burnin'”

Like many Americans, my first encounter with reggae came via Eric Clapton’s cover of “I Shot the Sheriff,” which was on...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Mishka, “Talk About”

Two weeks ago Jeff Giles asked me to review Talk About, the new album from Mishka, the first — and so far only — artist signed...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Bruce Springsteen & the Max Weinberg 7 in Asbury Park, Christmas ’03

Six years ago I was fed up with the state of affairs in Bootleg City, but determined to do something about it. A small group of Bootleg...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: James Brown, 11/27/87

We did it! More specifically and much less modestly, I did it — I won Tuesday’s election! My victory even got some coverage...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Yes in Edmonton, September ’84

Wow! People are really fired up about this Tuesday’s election in Bootleg City! As mayor, it warms my heart to see such civic pride...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Bad Company in Orlando, May ’99

The mayoral election is only 11 days away, and if the endless online chatter here in Bootleg City is any indication, voter turnout is sure...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Motörhead in Sweden, November ’00

I believe the children are our future. I also believe my future in politics would’ve been cut tragically short on November 3 if...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Jethro Tull, 11/25/87

As election day approaches, it’s important for a political candidate like myself to line up celebrity endorsements. One of my...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: The Mayoral Race Is Heating Up!

It’s hard not to get paranoid when you’re an elected official. First there was the August catnapping that turned out not to be...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Bob Marley in New York City, May ’76

I don’t know much about this Bob Marley character, but if his performance on the “Welcome to New York” bootleg is any...


How Bad Can It Be?, Music

How Bad Can It Be?: Mishka

So I’m eating pork rinds naked at my computer, idly wiping my greasy hands on my thighs while the dog slouches in a corner licking...


Music, Test of the Boomerang

Test of the Boomerang: A Midwinter Mix

Now is the time of year when thoughts turn to the warmer days of spring and summer just ahead. It’s also the time of celebrations....


Music, Song-Off

Song-Off Jr.: False Accusations

Welcome!  This week, in honor of the audacity of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (who was impeached last week by a somewhat...


Chart Attack!, Meta, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 9/20/69

One of the questions I am occasionally asked by readers, other than “Are you sure you’re straight?,” is “Why...