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Sam Outlaw's Angeleno - A Review

With that voice, the hat and those looks, Sam Outlaw could be a straight-up mainline Big Country Star.  He could be wowing the Nashville scene, starring at the Grand Ol’ Opry, working up to headlining that city’s Bridgestone Arena. 770 more words

Album Reviews

A Little Faith (John Hiatt)

By 1987 John Hiatt had released 7 LPs of his songs to some critical acclaim but little commercial success. Hiatt had moved to Nashville from Indianapolis, Indiana when he was 18 years old. 852 more words


running the blocks of my neighborhood

The scale of Shanghai is both immense and very manageable. It is very hip to these days to explore one’s immediate neighborhood, walking the block, as… 322 more words

Running Shanghai

Gotan Project - Lunático

If jazz and electronic music had a child in Argentina, his name would be Lunático.

The Gotan Project formed in 1999, consisting of argentinian guitarist… 565 more words

Album Of The Week

Phil Cook. Southland Mission. Thirty Tigers/Middle West Records

Who’s Phil Cook you may ask. Well, Blabber’n’Smoke saw him play to a packed ABC O2 this week in support of The Tallest Man On Earth. 509 more words



Rewatched the Ry Cooder — Wim Wenders collaboration. Superb — both show insight and restraint — in accordance with their usual subtle judgement. There are few places on my travel bucket list but Cuba is one of them — I’d better get there sooner, rather than later. 13 more words