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Album Mini-review: Claypool Lennon Delirium — Monolith of Phobos

File next to: A Saucerful of Secrets-era Pink Floyd, Primus, Plastic Ono Band Les Claypool‘s detractors point to his tendency toward being too clever by half, for making self-consciously “weird” music with wacky sounds, a kind of less creative, poor man’s Frank Zappa. Sean Lennon has moved in some odd musical directions, but has avoided

#TunesForTarrah: A Benefit for Tarrah Segal

It’s a rare day on which I write more than a single blog post for the Musoscribe blog. But this issue is important enough that I’m happy to make an exception. I wish I could say that the circumstances were happy. A mere three months ago, Tarrah Segal – wife of renowned music journalist Mark

Seven Years!

This week marks the seven-year anniversary of the launch of my Musoscribe blog. I started it in June 2009, and by July I had settled into my once-a-day posting routine. For seven years since, I’ve posted new content – a feature, interview review or essay – every single business day. About a year ago I

Farewell, Keith

 

Those We Lost in 2015

With the passing of David Bowie this week, I’m reminded that we’ve long since entered the time in which heroes from the rock era start passing away from natural causes (as opposed to the premature-by-far ODs and such). Of the musician deaths of which I’m aware in 2015, Chris Squire is the only one I

Coming Attractions

Lots in the hopper right now at Musoscribe World HQ. Here are some teasers of what you can expect in the coming days: Translator were one of the more exciting bands to come out of the (or my) college rock era. With the songwriting and musicianship of the two front men Robert Darlington and Steve

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year. Congratulations on making it to the other side, on surviving what my Dad calls “amateur night.” Like (I hope) most of you, I am taking today off. Relatively speaking, we Americans don’t get much in the way of (paid) vacation days, and those among us who are self-employed (like myself) effectively get

Coming Attractions: September 2014

Happy Labor Day to my readers in the USA; happy September to them and everyone else. This month is going to be an especially event-filled one for me: near the end of September, I will be getting married to my sweetheart. The plan is for my normal posting schedule to continue, with some minor modifications.

Preview: Dr Lonnie Smith, More

Lots happening here at Musoscribe. In recent days I’ve interviewed some big names, and those features will be online soon. These include (but are not liited to: Jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan of The Small Faces Max Bloom of Yuck (their new album was one of my “Best of 2013”

Neither Bang Nor Whimper

Well, this pretty well wraps up my blogging content for 2013. Hopefully, those interested checked out last week’s series of Best Of lists. I also had a number of bylines elsewhere last week: pieces in print and online at other music-related outlets. As the embargoes for those expire, they’ll show up here. I also inked