It’s that time of year again, sports fans. Santa has been on the radio for the past two months, robot disc jockeys and purveyors of everything muzak beating us senseless with varying renditions of Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, hoping to lighten our mood enough to loosen the old purse strings. Hallmark Channel have kicked into full Christmas mode, plastering their channels with their cookie-cutter movies which vary mostly by the changing of leading ladies (this year’s favorite, by far, is Hilarie Burton, whom I saw in an old Castle episode and was floored by not only her beauty but the fact that the casting could not have been more right). I wish they had more creativity over at Hallmark, their overuse of the five plots and rotating stars coming very close to consumer abuse. But, hey, I’m a sap.
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Frank Gutch Jr: Sonics Boom! Seattle’s Peter Blecha Writes (Not Rewrites) Pac NW Music History!, Pac NW Labels— In Fact, It’s the Great Pac NW Rundown, Part One! (plus Notes?)…..Posted in Opinion with tags Burdette, By Divine Right, Cabin, DBAWIS, Don't Believe a Word I Say, Ellen Ogilvy, Finding the Funk., Frank Gutch Jr., Great American Music Company, Great American Record Company, Greg Laswell, Indie Artists, Indie Music, Jerden, Jerry Dennon, Jim Page, Jimmy Hanna, Joe Boles, Jr. Cadillac, Kidd Afrika, Main Attraction, music, Ned Neltner, New Tweedy Brothers, Paul Hood, Peter Blecha, Picadilly, Records, seafair bolo records, Sonic Boom!, the curtis mayflower, The Delta Saints, The Dynamics, Tim Noah, Toiling Midgets, Tom Ogilvy on February 12, 2014 by segarini
You may not know or know of Peter Blecha, but I do. Peter and I have been acquaintances if not friends for a number of years and I have watched his growth as a writer and music historian with great interest. We share an intense interest in the Pacific Northwest music scene, past and present, and we both revered the music and the bands which inhabited the various periods in the Pac NW music saga. We know that the rest of the world, if not for The Sonics and Paul Revere & The Raiders, would consider the music scene minor league at best, but have always considered the rest of the world ignorant of the music and artists who seemingly have and have had to struggle for respect beyond the borders of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
Frank Gutch Jr: Indie Love From the UK— Lisbee Stainton, Duggy Degs, Toxic Melons, The Toniks— Plus The Minnows and The Riptide Movement (If You Count Ireland)— Oh Yeah, and Notes…..Posted in Opinion with tags Beachy Head Music Club, DBAWIS, Don't Believe a Word I Say, Duggy Degs, erin lunsford, Frank Gutch Jr., Indie Artists, Indie Music, Jimmy Hanna, Lisbee Stainton, music, rebecca pidgeon, Sera Smolen, The Minnows, The Riptide Movement, The Toniks, The Winterpills., Tom Mank, toxic melons, Word Games on September 17, 2013 by segarini
Your little girl’s growing up, Clive. It wasn’t that long ago that I heard Lisbee’s Firefly album (2006), her voice just beyond a child’s, her music much beyond her years, her insight astonishing. Revisiting that album, I can hear the beginnings of something amazing, but she was so young and we both know that some artists have only one album in them before the world takes them away to become teachers or scientists or whatever else their futures hold.