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Ron Jacobs : ‘Another Self Portrait’ of Bob Dylan

Another Self Portrait: Dylan’s take revisited Dylan’s voice here is the voice of an earnest troubadour. There is little of the smoky raspiness present in his mid-sixties material or the world-weary gruffness of Dylan’s current persona. By Ron Jacobs | … finish reading Ron Jacobs : ‘Another Self Portrait’ of Bob Dylan

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Huw Beynon and Steve Davies : Bruce Springsteen Brings on the Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen performs earlier this year with the E Street Band at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Mike Coppola / Getty Images.Bring on your wrecking ball:The politics of Bruce Springsteen Springsteen’s patriotism is a central … finish reading Huw Beynon and Steve Davies : Bruce Springsteen Brings on the Wrecking Ball

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MUSIC / Harvey Wasserman : A Transcendent CSN

From left, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and David Crosby. Photo by Darrel Ellis / Toledo Blade. Shamans of sound: A transcendent Crosby, Stills and Nash Hearing CSN’s standards reminds us boomers of a time and place, an era of history … finish reading MUSIC / Harvey Wasserman : A Transcendent CSN

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MUSIC / Gregg Barrios : Patti Smith’s ‘Banga’

The wait is over:Patti Smith’s ‘Banga‘ The title cut is a meditation on Pontius Pilate’s dog Banga in Mikhail Bulgakov’s satirical novel, The Master and Margarita. By Gregg Barrios | The Rag Blog | June 13, 2012 Patti Smith fans’ … finish reading MUSIC / Gregg Barrios : Patti Smith’s ‘Banga’

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MUSIC / Greg Moses : ‘Grifter’s Hymnal’ is Ray Wylie Hubbard on the Cosmic Sly

Tricked out tunes on the cosmic sly:Ray Wylie Hubbard’s ‘Grifter’s Hymnal’ From the beats of the opening bar of the opening track you can tell that Ray Wylie is in a mood to groove right through this millennial year of … finish reading MUSIC / Greg Moses : ‘Grifter’s Hymnal’ is Ray Wylie Hubbard on the Cosmic Sly

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MUSIC / Ron Jacobs : A ‘New Kind of Lonely’

Bohemian hoedown:A New Kind of Lonely I See Hawks In LA create music that might best be described as a twenty-first century manifestation of that high lonesome sound first introduced to the world by Bill Monroe. By Ron Jacobs | … finish reading MUSIC / Ron Jacobs : A ‘New Kind of Lonely’

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MUSIC / Jan Reid : The ‘Old Mad Joy’ of the Gourds

Image of The Gourds from thegourds.com.Old Mad Joy:No Last Waltz for the Gourds ‘Most bands grow out of rock and roll when they get to be our age,’ Russell told me with a laugh. ‘We’ve done everything kind of backward.’ … finish reading MUSIC / Jan Reid : The ‘Old Mad Joy’ of the Gourds

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James Retherford : Austin Street Band Festival: Marching for the Cause

The Honk!TX parade heads east down 2nd Street. Photo by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.Marching for the cause:Austin’s first community street band festival By James Retherford / The Rag Blog / March 16, 2011 The streets belong to the … finish reading James Retherford : Austin Street Band Festival: Marching for the Cause

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Mr. Fish : A Conversation with Graham Nash

Above, Crosby, Stills and Nash at Atlantic City in 2009. Photo from Vicarious Music. Below, Graham Nash. Photo from last.fm.A Conversation With Graham Nash:Vietnam, Diane Arbus, and Green DayBy Mr. Fish / April 6, 2010 “They got guns, we got … finish reading Mr. Fish : A Conversation with Graham Nash

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Marc Estrin : Our Unsingable National Anthem

Bombs bursting in air…Oh say can you sing? By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / March 11, 2010 Oh, say can you see? o sa cn u c? When did we have to stand and sing this at hockey … finish reading Marc Estrin : Our Unsingable National Anthem

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Rag Blog Bash : Party Down on Einstein’s Birthday

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE If you don’t live in Austin, or can’t attend the event, please help us out with a $10 one-time or monthly donation. Click HERE — or on the “DONATE” button on the right sidebar. Thanks … finish reading Rag Blog Bash : Party Down on Einstein’s Birthday

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Susie Q and Oh Susanna : Riffing on Music About Women

Rick Nelson and James Burton. Image from theexpress-band.com.From Susanna to Suzie Q:Don’t you cry for me… By Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / February 23, 2010 You can gauge the status of women from the music we like … finish reading Susie Q and Oh Susanna : Riffing on Music About Women

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