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Remembering Cosimo Matassa

I was saddened to hear that one of my New Orleans musical heroes, the great Rock + Roll Hall of Fame engineer from J&M Recording Studio, Cosimo Matassa, passed last month at age 88. 315 more words

Community Stations like KAOS; WWOZ make a difference

Picture yourself at Tipitina’s in the early 80’s preparing to catch some funk by Zigaboo Modeliste and George Porter, Jr., and just as the band is about to begin, a microphone descends from the ceiling. 593 more words

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Praise The Lord And Pass The Geiger Counters

Howdy friends! Today we’re going to take a listen to the great old-timey cowboy/folk ballad, OLD MAN ATOM (Talking Atomic Blues). This song is totally in my wheelhouse, but unlike most things in my wheelhouse, it just fell into my lap. 1,469 more words


Clingy the New Orleans Iguana Loves to Listen to the Radio

You know if you live in New Orleans, music soothes the soul.  It’s a real creature comfort.  Of course,  the comfort depends on the creature and the music.  106 more words

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