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Hendrix Offers the Dick Cavett Experience PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 07 May 2002 18:00
• In conjunction with VH1’s airing of a half-hour documentary on Jimi Hendrix and The Dick Cavett Show, the MCA and Hendrix Experience labels are releasing the complete appearances next week on DVD and VHS. On September 8, 1969, from the studios of ABC-TV, Hendrix made his American network-television debut, well-suited to Cavett’s intellectual interview style, speaking of his days as an Army paratrooper and his Woodstock performance of “The Star Spangled Banner.

 
Bowing Down to the Blues PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 07 May 2002 18:00
In an age of pristine and perfectly recorded CDs, Ryan Flaherty’s debut album, Dimestore Blues, is the kind of thing that would sound best on crackling vinyl. The did-it-himself collection of 10 songs – seven originals and three covers – has a rough charm that (intentionally or not) recalls the scratchy, popping recordings of the blues masters from many decades ago.

 
Scholar Delivers Soulful Spoken Word PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 30 April 2002 18:00
• Is the same old “rant and roll” getting you down, my friend? Is your mind feeling mauled by too many beats per minute? Has talk-radio bravado turned to babble? Turn off, tune out, and select a healthier diet in your food for thought.

 
Portishead No Dummy with DVD Release PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 23 April 2002 18:00
• One of the most mesmerizing concerts from the past decade is getting the digital boost to DVD this Tuesday: Portishead’s one-night-only session with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra from 1997, simply entitled PNYC Roseland New York.

 
Iowa City Blinded by Galactic Supernova PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 23 April 2002 18:00
I must preface this by stating that I knew little of Galactic not long ago. I’d heard them recommended during innocent eavesdropping. I’d heard the ravings among the best of the ragtag new-wave wannabe hippies. I’d even heard some cuts off of one of the band’s albums (don’t ask me which), and I really liked them.

 
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