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IDLES Guest DJ

Joe Talbot, frontman for the British punk group IDLES, talks about Joy as an Act of Resistance, how Van Morrison's Astral Weeks changed his life and his tips for driving across Kansas while on tour.(Image credit: Stewart Baxter/Courtesy of the artist)
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Beth Alvarado's Playlist for Her Essay Collection "Anxious Attachments"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Andrew Sean Greer, and many others. Beth Alvarado's essay collection Anxious Attachments stuns with its poignancy and humanity. The New York Journal of Books wrote of the book: "Alvarado includes the reference...
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Spotify Says Personalizaton Increased Song Discovery 35%

Spotify says that song discovery is up 35%, thanks to new efforts to personalize the music delivered on the platform. Spotify recently began adding tracks based on the user's listening habits to many of its curated playlists. Van Morrison fans might suddenly find that his "Warm Love" had been added to the Songs For Love playlist that they've been listening to for weeks. By offering greater personalization of editorial playlists, Spotify says they've increased the number of artists feat...
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Vince Jones pays tribute to Van Morrison masterpieces

Australian jazz legend Vince Jones and the Astral Orchestra perform songs from Van Morrison’s classic albums Astral Weeks and Moondance. When The Beatles stopped touring and progressed to psychedelic rock and Dylan left folk and went electric, Van Morrison hired some of New York’s finest jazz musicians and recorded two of the classic albums of that golden era – Astral Weeks and Moondance. Both albums had enormous impact on aspiring musicians and singers around the world. Australian Jazz legend, ...
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Nick Cave Creates a List of His 10 Favorite Songs–His Favorite “Hiding Songs”

For all of the indispensable purposes music has served over thousands of years of human history, at no time before the age of mass produced recorded music was it ever a collectible commodity—something we could own, believing it was made just for us, even when it reached millions of other people. Music has, of course, continued to play a significant communal role, and in some ways maybe even a stronger one in the age of global mass media. Yet the experience of listening to music has a...
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Nick Cave Creates a List of His Top 10 Love Songs

This wall I built around youIs made out of stone-liesO little girl the truth would beAn axe in thee —Nick Cave, “Say Goodbye to the Little Girl Tree” Nick Cave has been many things in his long, fascinating career—lewd punk-country crooner for the assaultive Birthday Party, prophetic troubadour and Biblical balladeer, founder of the gritty, sleazy Grinderman, novelist and poet of the darker realms of human experience. He has been many things, but sentimental has rarely been one of the...
Tags: Google, Music, Australia, College, Glen Campbell, Brooklyn, Bob Dylan, Brazil, Elvis Presley, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Van Morrison, Facebook Twitter, Dylan, Josh Jones


Nickolas Butler's Playlist for His Novel "Little Faith"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Nickolas Butler's Little Faith is a moving novel that explores faith and loss. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Breathtaking yet devastating.... Butler weaves questions surro...
Tags: Music, George Harrison, Tom Waits, David, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Van Morrison, Jefferson Airplane, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Clapton, Harrison, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Library Journal


Van Morrison – “Fire In The Belly (Alternate Version)”

Van Morrison continues to be one of the most prolific singer-songwriters of the last 50 years, having released a whopping 40(!) studio albums throughout his career -- most recently 2018's The Prophet Speaks, a blues-infused ode to his beginnings as an instrumentalist. More »
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50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 28

Rolling Stone issue #28 had a cover date of March 1, 1969. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Kenji “Julie” Sawada of the Japanese band Julie and the Tigers. Features: “Japanese Rock” by Max E. Lash; “The Hollywood Hillbillies: What’s Old Is New” by Jerry Hopkins; “Antonioni” by Gene Youngblood; “Van Morrison” by Greil … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 28 → Read more at Glorious Noise...
Tags: Shorties, Rolling Stone, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, Julie, Antonioni, Jerry Hopkins, 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone, Kenji Julie Sawada, Tigers Features, Hollywood Hillbillies, Gene Youngblood, Greil Continue


J.S. Breukelaar's Playlist for Her Short Fiction Collection "Collision"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. J.S. Breukelaar's short fiction collection Collision is filled with stories complex and defiant of genre, each one guaranteed to shock and amaze. Breach Magazine wrote of the book:...
Tags: Music, London, Lana Del Rey, Rihanna, US, Bette Davis, David, New Jersey, Paris, Clint Eastwood, Stevie Wonder, Patti Smith, Prince, Jack, Marvin Gaye, Meatloaf


Tosh Berman's Playlist for His Memoir "Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Tosh Berman's memoir Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World offers fascinating insight into the life of the author's artist father and the Beat and hippie art scenes of Los Ange...
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Jazz FM Awards 2019 nominations revealed

The nominations for the Jazz FM Awards 2019 have been announced ahead of an evening event at Shoreditch Town Hall on International Jazz Day. The shortlist includes Sons of Kemet, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Nubya Garcia, Poppy Ajudha, Leon Bridges, Makaya McCraven, Louis Cole, Eric Bibb, and Steam Down Collective amongst the acts. The Awards recognise the best emerging new artists, contemporary icons and established stars from across the worlds of jazz, soul and blues. The night, on April 30t...
Tags: UK, China, Radio, Cambridge, Music News, Chris, Jose James, Van Morrison, Damien Chazelle, Hugh Masekela, Lucinda Williams, PPL, Makaya McCraven, Wayne Shorter, Jason Moran, KEMET


Yes, Valentine’s Day singing telegrams still happen and here are 5 companies doing them

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a unique way to say “I love you,” a singing telegram might be the way to go. “To receive a singing telegram is really special; it’s a thing you never forget,” said Jeff Silverman, a self-described “wannabe rockstar” who runs Rockstar Singing Telegrams servicing Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties, and it’s not the only one. Several companies deliver singing telegrams on special occasions like Valentine’s...
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‘Ace of Cakes’ Star Duff Goldman Marries Johnna Colbry

Duff and Joanna Goldman Courtesy of Johnna Goldman/Instagram Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman is off the market after marrying girlfriend Johnna Colbry. Celebrity Weddings The Food Network star, 44, confirmed the happy news on Instagram on Monday, January 21, with a repost of a photo from their nuptials originally posted by Martha Stewart Weddings. The snap shows the reality star, dressed in a black Jos A. Banks tux and Converse sneakers, holding the hand of his gorgeous bride, ...
Tags: Instagram, Religion, Los Angeles, David, Pennsylvania, Food Network, Natural History Museum, Goldman, US Weekly, Van Morrison, Weiss, Duff, Rowena, Duff Goldman, Martha Stewart Weddings, BHLDN


Van Morrison sings at friend’s funeral in Northern Ireland

LONDON (AP) — Van Morrison has performed one of his best-loved songs at the funeral of his longtime friend, the historian and politician Ian Adamson. Morrison sang “Into the Mystic” — one of his most mysterious, evocative songs — at Adamson’s funeral Monday at Conlig Presbyterian Church in Northern Ireland. The 1970 song was apparently […]
Tags: London, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Northern Ireland, Van Morrison, Adamson, Ian Adamson Morrison, Conlig Presbyterian Church


The Cell Phone at the Circus

I love the Internet.Love is actually too weak a word. There is no word that describes what I feel about the Internet. It never sleeps, and the sum total of human knowledge is there in the form of text, pictures, video, and music.In all likelihood, you, the reader of this blog, and I have never met, and we may not even be in the same country, but we can send each other pictures, video, or a 500-page manuscript, and do it without consuming paper, printing, postage, time, or money.Children with p...
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'Springsteen on Broadway' Is Springsteen Fully Owning the Myth of the Working Class Hero

None The greatest rock and roll prognosticators of January 1973 probably would never have guessed how Bruce Springsteen was going to spend October 2017 through mid-December 2018. Of course, music scribes of that era were rarely prone to consider the potential scope of their fields of interest because that land was just being planted with bouquets of Berry, blankets of Beatles, rivers of Rolling Stones, avalanches of Animals, and dozens of Dylans crawling up from the depths just waiting for ...
Tags: Music, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Review, Woody Guthrie, Barack Obama, Rock, Bob Dylan, New Jersey, Broadway, Marlon Brando, John Kerry, Music Review, Jay, Elvis, James Dean


The 30 Best New Musical Artists of 2018

Amnesia Scanner Amnesia Scanner is the experimental electronic duo of Ville Haimala and Martti Kalliala. Created in late 2013, the group is not exactly new, but they have remained somewhat unrecognizable and wholly inaccessible until this year. As they used to refuse interviews and released several unannounced, unexplained EP's and mixtapes, Amnesia Scanner floated around as illegible codes for devoted listeners to decipher. Every track title was prefaced by "AS", and each music video reg...
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Van Morrison: New intrigue on Astral Weeks anniversary

The 50th anniversary of Van Morrison's classic album triggers new interest in how Belfast influenced his songwriting.
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Van Morrison: Astral Weeks anniversary new intrigue

50th anniversary of Van Morrison's classic album triggers new interest in how Belfast influenced his songwriting.
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Astral Weeks at 50

The 50th anniversary of Van Morrison's classic album triggers new interest in how Belfast influenced his songwriting.
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Shorties (Jay McInerney Recommended Novels for Wine Experts, The Musical Legacy of Van Morrison's Astral Week's Album, and more)

Jay McInerney recommended books for literate oenophiles at Literary Hub. The Ringer examined the musical legacy of Van Morrison's album, Astral Weeks. 26 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total to 430), including the Chicago Tribune's best books, Cosmopolitan's best books, Library Journal's best books, and Newsweek's best books. November's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $2.99 today: Interpreter of Maladies by...
Tags: Music, Australia, David, New York Times, Van Morrison, Jeff Tweedy, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, Boston Herald, Jay McInerney, Nick Drnaso, Leland, Anna Burns, Idra Novey, Mike Cooley


Malachy Tallack's Playlist for His Novel "The Valley at the Centre of the World"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Malachy Tallack's debut The Valley at the Centre of the World is an authentic and evocative novel of Scottish island life. Kirkus wrote of the book: "In his delicately wrought deb...
Tags: Music, Scotland, World, David, Alice, The Valley, Billy, Shetland Islands, Bonnie Prince Billy, Van Morrison, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Valley, Orkney, Shetland, Louisville Kentucky


Jaclyn Gilbert's Playlist for Her Novel "Late Air"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Jaclyn Gilbert's novel Late Air is a mesmerizing debut about marriage and loss. Booklist wrote of the book: "Debuting author Gilbert’s heart-wrenching character study of the after...
Tags: Music, David, Yale, Paris, Manhattan, Ivy League, Nancy, Edith Piaf, Murray, Burlington, Morrison, Van Morrison, James Baldwin, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Gilbert


Van Morrison: Live In Boston, 1968

There are no links here to tracks from what I suppose is now deemed, Van Morrison: Live In Boston 1968. The title is intentionally bland, purely informational. As outlined by Ryan H. Walsh, writer of one of this year’s best books, Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968, the whole thing is likely a copyright […]
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A Legendary Van Morrison Recording Just Hit The Internet And Quickly Disappeared Again

Summer 1968 was a transitional time for Van Morrison. Recently departed from his garage rock band Them and unsatisfied with the release of his debut solo album Blowin’ Your Mind, he was determined to move his music from the peppy pop of “Brown Eyed Girl” to someplace deeper. He was briefly living in the Boston … More »
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Thought for the day, Oct. 26

Van Morrison, performing in Newcastle, Northern Ireland, 2015. (Photo by ArtSiegel/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International)   Van Morrison, Northern Ireland-born singer-songwriter “Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance/With the stars up above in your eyes/A fantabulous night to make romance/’Neath the cover of October skies/And all the leave on the trees are falling/To the sound of the breezes that blow…Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love.” (from “M...
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Michelle Bailat-Jones's Playlist for Her Novel "Unfurled"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Bailat-Jones creates a complex and nuanced portrait of a family torn apart by mental illness and of the rebuilding process, making this nove...
Tags: Music, David, Switzerland, John, Seattle, Maggie, Eric Clapton, Hutchinson, Van Morrison, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, George, Clapton, Lisa, Neil, Sleater Kinney


Van Morrison – “The Prophet Speaks”

Van Morrison has announced The Prophet Speaks, his 40th(!) studio album. Like last year's Roll With The Punches and this year's You're Driving Me Crazy, the upcoming The Prophet Speaks combines six new compositions with covers of old blues and soul classics from the likes of John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke, and Solomon Burke. More »
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Sammy Hagar’s High Tide Beach Party & Car Show is a festive day on the sand

Few musicians can throw a party quite like Sammy Hagar. Each October, the veteran singer, guitarist and entrepreneur marks his birthday by performing in Cabo San Lucas. The shows at Hagar’s flagship Cabo Wabo Cantina nightclub/restaurant have a legendary reputation among diehard fans. High Tide Beach Party and Car Show, held Saturday at Huntington State Beach, was envisioned as a much bigger extension of those bashes. It drew an estimated 13,000 people and ran nearly eight hours. Unlike the Tota...
Tags: Mexico, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Arizona, David Bowie, Paul Mccartney, John, Party, Khan, Orange County, Jarvis Cocker, Black Sabbath, Reo Speedwagon, Kevin Cronin, Southern California