Entries for December 2013

  • San Diego Troubadour Year in Review

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    Happy Holidays, Troubadour readers! We did this last December and thought it might be fun to do again. Check out all the cover stories from 2013 below. (Click to read respective articles). Isn’t it amazing to stop and look at the diverse and talented music scene in San Diego? We are proud of all of […]

  • Tom Brosseau CD Release – January 11th at Swedenborg Hall

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    Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 11th, and join Tom Brosseau in celebrating the launch of his latest album, GRASS PUNKS. Grass Punks (Crossbill Records) is Brosseau’s first solo release in 5 years and his 7th studio album to date. Joining Brosseau for this show will be Sean Watkins and some surprise guests. This show is presented by […]

  • Empathy vs. Sympathy

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    Call me Charlie Brown, call me Ebenezer Scrooge, call me the Grinch, but this girl is ready for 2014. Please excuse the late blog post, as my house was ransacked a couple nights ago by a thief. Along with all sense of security and any shred of holiday cheer I had left, they took around […]

  • Ed Kowalczyk to perform at Belly Up next Tuesday

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    On Tuesday, December 10th, Ed Kowalczyk (formerly of Live) will perform a special seated show at Belly Up in Solana Beach. The singer is making the stop as part of his “I Alone Acoustic Tour.” Opening will be UK singer-songwriter Callaghan. For tickets and seating info, please click here. More on Ed Kowalczyk Kowalczyk has […]

  • A Walk on the Wild Side

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    Shortly after Halloween, I had a visit from my nephew Paul, who brought along a new friend of his, a lad named Rubinio. “You’ve just got to meet this guy, Uncle Hose,” Paul had pleaded over the telephone some weeks earlier. “He’s so much like you it’s creepy. Except he’s not, you know, old. I […]

  • PZM Microphones, Revisited

    We had a yard sale here several weeks ago. While trolling through the troves of junk in search of potential money—making contenders, I happened up on a couple of CDs from 2000, Via Satellite’s Wake Up Heavy and Muggles Meshugana Lounge’s self-titled debut. I took a close listen back through both of those albums and […]

  • Hot Blood Orkestar

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    From its opening strains of a big, loud tuba and saxophone, you know you’re going to be in for a wild ride with this premier CD from the Hot Blood Orkestar. This music is boisterous, bold, and as uncompromising as Ted Cruz on a Tea Party bender. Hot Blood Orkestar performs Eastern European, specifically Balkan, […]

  • Christmas Time Is Here Again! (so let’s party…)

    Christmas time is here again, ain’t been ’round since… last year! – George Harrison Seasons greetings one and all! Congratulations for making it through Thanksgiving with your waistline intact; now begins what is traditionally the onset of the holiday season. In 2013 it is way too easy to get cynical about the commercialization of the […]

  • Old Dogs…

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    Hello Troubadourians! In past columns I have mentioned that about a year ago, after 40+ years of playing the guitar, I started taking guitar lessons again. I have been surprised by what I have learned — and not just what I’ve learned about the guitar but also what I’ve learned about myself. I really like […]