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California Fool's Gold -- Exploring Longwood Highlands, a Neighborhood of Pride

Posted by Eric Brightwell, January 20, 2010 01:17pm | Post a Comment
Longwood Highlands sign - A neighbohood with Pride

Looking downhill in Longwood Highlands

This installment of the Los Angeles neighborhood blog is about Longwood Highlands. To vote for a different Los Angeles neighborhood(s), click here. To vote for a Los Angeles County community, click here. To vote for Orange County neighborhoods, vote here.

Duplexes in Longwood Highlands

Duplexes in Longwood Highlands

The romantically-named Longwood Highlands is a neighborhood in Los Angeles'  Midtown (Mid-Wilshire) area.


Map of Midtown Los Angeles
Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of Midtown


DISNEYLAND FOR MUSIC GEEKS: NAMM 2010 REPORT BY SHING02

Posted by Billyjam, January 20, 2010 01:00pm | Post a Comment

Shing02's NAMM 2010 report (Video Version)

The winter NAMM is an international music products event held annually at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event showcases thousands of exhibitors featuring new instruments and gadgets. Although it is not open to the general public without Vestax's president Mr. Nakamainvitation, tens of thousands gather from all over the world every January to check out the latest trends. Basically, the four-day experience is Guitar Center on 'roids, or, to be more appropriate, a Disneyland for music geeks (coincidentally, the real Disneyland is right across the street from the convention center).

I've been coming to the NAMM show for over ten years, both as an exhibitor (for Vestax) and as an attendee. Surely the main attractions are the new products by your favorite brands. You can forecast trends before they happen, as most exhibitors debut product lines at the show, and engineers on-site are eager to hear critical feedback from musicians. It's quite impressive when you observe the long process of how products are conceived, designed, and manufactured from innovative ideas. Equally motivational as far as getting people to show up at the trade show is the camaraderie factor. In this open and crazy atmosphere, you bump into many DJs and producers, so you can chop it up with them and trade contacts. Sometimes mega-stars (Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Bootsy Collins, Snoop Dogg, to name a few) come around and show face as well.

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New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 1/20/10

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, January 20, 2010 10:03am | Post a Comment
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Andre Lodemann
Still Dreaming
Freerange

 

ANDRE's debut on FREERANGE feats 2 original house cuts: "STILL DREAMING" & "WHATEVER I DO." The Berlin based producer/DJ was responsible for several dope underground house 12"s on how own BEST WORKS label as well as releases on INFRACOM, SIMPLE and G STONE. Limited edition 12".









Anthony “Shake” Shakir
Frictionalism 1994-2009
Rush Hour

Rush Hour is proud to present a compilation of producer Anthony "Shake" Shakir's best work he released on his Frictional Recordings label (and some on 7th City, too) over the past 15 years, circa 1994-2009. Shakir is an undoubted legend in early Detroit techno, shaping the sounds of artists such as Juan Atkins and Derrick May, and refusing to bow to trend or convention. The label Shake started brought us some of the deepest, funkiest and most diverse techno, though much has been overlooked in many cases. After a few years' hiatus, Shake is now back and will be recording and releasing on Frictional soon. But first, we look back and/or get the chance to catch up with his catalog. 4 x 12"  + 7".

Pipes

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, January 19, 2010 11:30am | Post a Comment
charles mingus the black saint and the sinner ladythis is henry mancinijohn lee hooker sittin' here thinkin'

  A rainy night lying in bed, watching a film & smoking my pipe is a very meditative time indeed.

brook benton story tellerlalo schifrin once a thiefcaptain burl ives' ark
songs i wish i had sung the first time around bing crosbylittle willie john 24 songsxavier cugat today!
the secret life of j. eddy fink janis ianone night at the kindlesing along with millard fillmore
john lee hooker lonesome moodking albert kingZ.Z. Hill I'm A Blues Man
john hartford looks at lifeken griffin 67 melody lanejoe heathcock sings western swing

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FOLK SINGER KATE MCGARRIGLE HAS DIED AT AGE 63

Posted by Billyjam, January 19, 2010 08:56am | Post a Comment
Kate & Anna McGarrigle
The Canadian folk artist Kate McGarrigle, best known for her work with her sister Anna McGarrigle, died last night (Jan 18th) following a battle with a rare form of cancer. She was 63. Her musical career (songwriter/vocals/piano/guitar) began with sister Anna in the mid seventies. They recorded ten albums together. Additionally, she was also known to many as the mother of musicians Martha Wainwright and Rufus Wainwright from her marriage to musician Loudon Wainwright III. In fact, when reports that the artist was critically ill surfaced over the weekend, son Rufus reportedly canceled his tour of Australia and New Zealand, scheduled to begin in two weeks, to be by his mother's side. 

The McGarrigle Sisters debuted in 1976 with the critically acclaimed album Kate & Anna McGarrigle, which was even named "album of the year" by UK music magazine Melody Maker. Over the years tracks from the sisters' repertoire, which included songs such as "Heart Like a Wheel," "Goin' Back to Harlan," "Heartbeats Accelerating," "Talk to Me of Mendocino," and "On My Way to Town," have been covered by many artists, including Billy Bragg, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris. Below is a video of the McGarrigle Sisters performing their beautiful song "Heart Like A Wheel" in 1990. And below that is an amateur video of Kate, Martha, and Rufus Wainwright all together onstage two years ago at Radio City Music Hall in NYC performing "Talk to Me of Mendocino." Rest in peace, Kate McGarrigle!

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