Entries for February 2022

  • FYI: February 2022

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    We kick off 2022 with a look back. First up, A San Diego Desert Island Disc: 30 Favorite Local Songs, followed by reviews of recent releases, plus a look back at those we lost in 2021. A SAN DIEGO DESERT ISLAND DISC As a record collector, favorites change, sometimes hourly. But if I had to […]

  • February 2022 Calendar

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  • Bob Seger and Bruce Springsteen: A Discussion

    Why Bob Seger isn’t as highly praised as Springsteen is worth asking, and it comes down to something as shallow as Springsteen being the cuter of the two. In areas where we all say it counts—talent—Seger has it over Springsteen by huge margins; he’s a far better singer (one of the most underrated in rock […]

  • Richie Furay: Through It All

    Let us now praise famous men…”  Ecclesiasticus 44:1  What can be said about this season of our lives? Changes are many and losses are great. As the Baby Boomers slowly move into their sunset years, there comes a time for appreciation and respect. We have been the dominant generation for a long time now. But […]

  • DAVE PRESTON: Tehachapi Line

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    It’s not every day that you receive a CD with an almost entirely a one-man production, but that’s the case with Dave Preston’s new release, Tehachapi Line. Recorded at his home studio, On Track Recording, in Imperial Beach, Preston’s ten tracks of original tunes, all mixed and mastered there as well, feature him playing guitar, […]

  • Why Supporting Local Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Matters

    Music nourishes our souls. It relaxes our minds and warms our hearts. It brings us together, bridging our differences. It consoles us when we are sad and lifts our spirits when times are good. No genre of music is better at these things than acoustic, especially bluegrass music. Let’s look a bit closer at why […]

  • Stacy Antonel: Ginger Cowgirl Is Sweetheart of the Rodeo

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    It was mid-morning, a Sunday in Ocean Beach. Sunlight shimmered through the large windows of O.B. People’s Organic Food Market. I think I was somewhere along the aisle with the fair trade coffee when I heard a voice, clear, and a bit soulful. I can’t remember the song, but it was a jazz song, an […]

  • Evolution of a Song 

    I’m always curious about how songs evolve, and I guess there’s no better documentation of that than by listening to recordings. Take Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues,” which most of us consider a country music standard. Recorded by Hank in December of 1948, it had been a country song when cowboy crooner Rex Griffin recorded it […]

  • BOBO CZARNOWSKI: The Man I Hope to Be

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    Are you a fan of Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Paxton, or perhaps some of the other notable folk singers back in the day? If so, you certainly will enjoy The Man I Hope to Be, a ten-track debut album from singer/songwriter Bobo Czarnowski, recorded, mixed, and produced by Jeff Berkley at his Ohm Grown Studio in […]