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June 6, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen

Today: Steve Earle released Transcendental Blues in 2000

“Everybody wants to be somebody’s something Ain’t nobody wants to be blue” Transcendental realism: “…is a concept stemming from the philosophy of Immanuel Kant that implies individuals have a perfect understanding of the limitations of their own minds.” (-wikipedia) Blues: “…refers to … Continue reading

April 25, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen

The Saddest Songs in History: Townes Van Zandt’s Marie

Townes Van Zandt’s Marie from his album, No Deeper Blue Marie is one of the most harrowing but touching songs ever written; if you’re not affected in some way by this tune upon hearing it, then you have no soul!  I’m kind of joking … Continue reading

March 5, 2014
by Egil

Today: Steve Earle released the album Guitar Town in 1986, 28 years ago

Guitar Town was his first shot at showing a major audience what he could do, and he hit a bull’s-eye — it’s perhaps the strongest and most confident debut album any country act released in the 1980s. ~Mark Deming (allmusic)

February 28, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen

Today: Steve Earle released Train a Comin in 1995

“This ain’t no part of no unplugged nothin — God, I hate MTV” ~Steve Earle (Liner notes) I got to thinking,…if I don’t make this record now, I won’t get the chance to make it. .. I’m singing the best I’ve … Continue reading

February 28, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen

Today: Van Morrison released the album Moondance in 1970 44 years ago

In Moondance, Morrison bursts forth in warm Technicolor. The Van Morrison that the public would come to know and recognize over the decades—Van the Man, the Belfast Cowboy, etc—essentially makes his first appearance on Moondance. ~Erik Hage   This is … Continue reading

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