Thursday, April 26, 2007

Driver 8 or Don't Go Back To Rockville?

Could you pick your Top 5 R.E.M. songs? Whitney at Pop Candy gives her list, and you can see lots of other people's choices in the comments.

Pop Candy Blog


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

You'd rather play like Lisa Kudrow, maybe?

Guitar World magazine is releasing a DVD and instructional booklet that will show you how to play like Jimi Hendrix. Now if I only had any skill at all, this might be good for me.


Monday, April 23, 2007

Weird Al does it again

Weird Al does Bob Dylan, all in palindromes.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Soulful Joss is a redhead now

The lovely British lass Joss Stone has a new album out and it's getting mixed reviews in the music press, primarily in Britain. She says this CD shows more about who she is, and some people are claiming that her bluesy soul style is very derivative of other people's work.

I'm a fan and I like her stuff, whether it's similar to other artists or not. For me, it's not about that, it's about whether the music is good or not. And I think it is.

What do you think?

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thank you, Jeff

Image courtesy of Jim Beardsley - more pics

It was an emotional time, but a wonderful time nonetheless, and a great way to send Jeff off into fatherhood.

Our two shows last weekend at Coleman's on Friday and the beautiful Mohegan Manor on Saturday were fitting tributes to all that Jeff Favalo has brought to the Mike Estep Band. With lots of family and friends in attendance on Saturday, we wished him well and gave you one last chance to see how much he means to all of us, both musically and personally. We're so glad we were able to do this show and go out the right way.

Picture Gallery here

Jeff, thanks with all our hearts, and best of luck to you and Shannon and your new little lady Favalo on the way.


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Say Bye, Bye, Bye to Your Cash

The man behind 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys, Lou Pearlman is in serious trouble with the law for defrauding investors in a Ponzi scheme and is now on the run. Read the whole sordid tale here from


Monday, April 09, 2007

A night with The Boss

There was a "Music of Bruce Springsteen" concert at Carnegie Hall last week, and this blogger had a seat in the balcony and files his (glowing) review of the show. A number of artists performed a variety of his tunes, and the night ended with Bruce jumping in on the fun himself.

You can read his review here, and he also links to a number of other reviews and videos of the show.

(picture above courtesy of Fresh Bread)

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Pearl Jam on the road again

They don't have a new album to promote or anything, but they boys from Pearl Jam are going out on the road anyway. Sounds like fun to me!


Friday, April 06, 2007

A list! A list!

Our friends over at TV Squad have put together a list of the 18 greatest TV drinkeries. Where would you want to go get your drink on, and what have they missed?


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Early morning, April 4

To honor Martin Luther King, Jr., here's a live version of U2's "Pride (In the Name of Love)."

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Alanis with tongue firmly in cheek

Alanis Morissette doing "My Humps" from the Black Eyed Peas. Now that's funny.


Monday, April 02, 2007

Bono can hang with Sir Lancelot now

Since he's Irish, not British, he can't be called "Sir," but Bono was awarded knighthood last week.