SCHOOL DAZE

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Gary Gassell and Pam Tims: School’s Out – Let’s Shout
Let’s Count
Ba Ba Ba “B”
From School Days (Melody House, 197?)

Let’s just get this out of the way…this is not one of “those” Melody House LPs, i.e. chock full of funky breaks and loops. That said, I almost never pass up a MH title simply because their approach to kids’ music was so deeply informed by pop conventions in a way that seems “very ’70s” and as a ’70s baby myself, I feel a kinship […]

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GO SEE THIS: 20 FEET FROM STARDOM

Opens this Friday.

NEW CONTENDER FOR “WORST LP COVER” TITLE?

From Recordpusher.com’s FB page.

I’M STILL HERE…

Just hella busy. But fear not.

In the meantime, this is my new “top rotation” song:

EMP POP CONFERENCE, L.A. EDITION: APRIL 2013


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The Experience Music Project Pop Conference is an annual conference for music scholars, journalists and artists to interact and talk about research, stories, insights, etc. It is an awesome conference and for ten years now, has become, in my mind, the best event of its kind. I’m co-chairing this year’s regional conference in Los Angeles and it’s coming up April 17, 19 and 20 in three locations throughout L.A.

Here’s more info. Registration is FREE so if you’re in L.A. that week/weekend, please consider coming through.

MIKE MILLER, REVISITED

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I was asked to contribute to this KCET video piece on photographer Mike Miller. My segments were shot at the Record Jungle in Montebello, aka my favorite record store in L.A.

THE VIEW FROM M3: OSCARS 2013

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About an hour before the Oscars broadcast finally ended on that Seth McFarlane/Kristin Chenoweth death rattle, a friend texted to ask, “is it surreal/fun/boring in person?”

My reply: “yes.”

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TROUBLESHOOT US?

The site has been loading annoyingly slow for weeks now but I can’t seem to find the cause. I reduced the number of posts per page from 8 down to 4 and stripped off as many extraneous plugins as I could spare but it doesn’t seem to help. I’ve now taken off the exfm music player to see if that will help though I always thought that was a boon to readers.

Anyone with better web skills than me able to do some kind of diagnostic and figure out what the heck is going on? Much appreciated!

–O.W.

REQUEST LINE IS OPEN

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I’ve had an errant idea that I’m going to try to put into motion.

Sometime next week, I’m going to try to host a live streaming “radio” show from the house, probably via ustream.tv or a similar site. And like an actual live show, I’ll pre-program some music but also leave things open to requests on the fly, via email or twitter.

In the meantime, if you have requests for genres/artists/etc. leave them in the comments below. If I do this, I’ll try to do it for at […]

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SOUL SIDES GETS DUSTED AND GROOVED

Eilon Paz’s interview/photo shoot with me for his Dust & Grooves site is now up. It’s a real honor and privilege to have worked with him.

As a special bonus, there’s also a 30 min mix I had just for the site.