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Coming Attractions: Musoscribe at Ignite Asheville

Way back in 1968, Andy Warhol notably remarked that, “in the future, everyone will be…famous for fifteen minutes.” Well, in light of the Great Recession, the allotment has been trimmed to five minutes. My own five will be on Tuesday, February 21, when I give a talk at Ignite Asheville. Here’s the official description of

Preview: Jump Out the Window – The Brotherhood Story

April 30, 1967 — On this Sunday evening, the popular group Paul Revere and the Raiders were scheduled to appear for the first time on the hit television program The Ed Sullivan Show. At the peak of their popularity, the Raiders were slated to perform their hit “Good Thing” from The Spirit of ’67. It

The dB’s and the Collective Unconscious

Chalk it up to coincidence if you must; me, I’m not superstitious but the timing is remarkable. Yesterday I was contacted by a fellow NC-based writer/blogger/music fan, asking permission to excerpt a couple of pieces I wrote. Both (just slightly) pre-date this blog/zine. One of these was a review of the delightful hERE aND nOW

Miscellany: Johnny Winter Action Figure!

I forgot something important when I published my review of the new/archival release from Johnny Winter. A great gift idea for the JW fan who has everything, this new Johnny Winter bobblehead is pretty clever. It’s a nicely-put-together statuette of JW circa the 70s/80s, and bedsides looking very much like an accurate cartoon representation of

Coming Attractions

Quite a few features and reviews are in the pipeline here at Musoscribe World Headquarters. In the coming days and weeks, keep an eye out here for reviews of archival/reissue titles including: Concord Definitive Series compilations from Bill Evans, Miles Davis and Chick Corea The Residents’ Meet the Residents The Buzzcocks’ CD+DVD set What Do

It Would Seem That The Times Are in Fact Changing

If you’re a regular – or even an occasional – reader of this blog, well thank you. And if you are — and/or if you follow me on Twitter or keep up with me on Facebook – then  you probably know that a major project of mine these last few months behind the scenes has

Coming Attractions: The New Mastersounds

I don’t ever want to miss an opportunity to encourage people to check out The New Mastersounds. Whatever you’re into — rock, jazz, instrumental, jam bands — this UK aggregation deserves a listen. Readers in or close to Asheville NC have an ideal opportunity to see the group live this coming Friday (April 29) at

Coming Attractions: February

There are quite a few things in the proverbial hopper here at Musoscribe World HQ. Here’s just a sampling of what’s to come. New music from Robin Trower, Jakko M. Jakszyk, North Atlantic Oscillation, The Agony Aunts, Corinne Bailey Rae, Ivan Julian, The High Llamas, Cake, Blackfield, Mars Hollow, and The Sterling Loons. And others.

Happy Thanksgiving

For my readers in the USA, today is the Thanksgiving Holiday. I’m taking the day off from the blog to spend time with my kids. Best wishes to you and yours. Here’s a clip representing something that is — for me — a Thanksgiving tradition right up there with overeating.

Mayer Hawthorne Wants to Hang out With You. Yeah, You.

Modern soul stylist Mayer Hawthorne is touring to support his latest — well, his only to date — A Strange Arrangement. Before the show he wants to hang. Details, such as they are, are below. I’m attending the Asheville one at The Orange Peel on October 25. Check him out; should be good…