It’s not often that I enjoy music videos – but when I do, I feel it necessary to help give them exposure.  And it would be unprofessional of me to not share with you this debut video from Loveland Duren, the Memphis-based act I have fallen under the spell of.  Their debut album, Bloody Cupid, is on constant play in my iPod and on my CD player; I cannot help but rave to everyone I know – quite unashamedly, I proudly admit – that this album of theirs is something special.  Because, goddamnit, it is.  I don’t get like this often, but when I do, you should just listen – not to me, but to the music.  Well, yes, listen to me – get a copy and then let yourself be drawn in.


So here is the first official video from Ms. Vicki Loveland and Mr. Van Duren; “Birthmarks”, which comes from Bloody Cupid…  ENJOY!

I also want to alert you to a different type of music – danceable; hypnotic – a little different from what I usually will opine about.  This is CAULDRONATED, a groove-oriented duo of Italian vocalist/poetess/chanteuse Eva Menon and wunder-drummer (and author) David Barbarossa (Bow Wow Wow, Adam & The Ants, etc.).  There’s a wonderfully chilly element to this video and the music itself, which I quite like.  I think we’re going to be hearing and seeing more from this intriguing duo in the not-too-distant future:




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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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