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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 10:17 am
Hello friends out there somewhere. Thank you for being a reader and taking the time to digest these few words for whatever purpose you choose. And with that let me also congratulate myself for startin...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 10:07 pm
For those of you lucky enough to have heard Henry Miles play the saxophone, enough said. For those of you unfortunate few who haven’t, please make the effort soon....
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 12:46 am
Well here we are again at the seasonal crossroads of the Labor Day weekend. With this three-day celebration, dedicated to the working people of America, but commemorated by all classes, we proclaim a ...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 03:25 am
The blues style of music originated as a form of deep therapy that allowed people to self-proclaim problems through lyric, rhythm and melody in the hopes of dispelling those troubles. The blues is a w...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 11:03 am
Okay I give up. I’m trying to find something else to cover other than the Illinois State Fair for this week’s blathering, but not much else is a-coming into the column coffers. Sobeit, let...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 09:12 am

Where to find live music and libations

I’ve never been sure why, since it is the Illinois State Fair, that most all the bands playing at the beer tents come from the ranks of Springfield cover bands, but that’s the norm at the ...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 05:27 am
The weather may be slightly sluggish in participating in the average August heat and humidity we’re familiar with, but the hot music happenings are typical for the approaching end-o...
Thursday, July 30, 2009 06:28 pm
That may not be the most exciting headline ever printed for a Now Playing column, but fans of Slaid Cleaves will find the news thrilling enough. Not only does Cleaves hold an avid fan base in Spring...
Thursday, July 23, 2009 07:34 pm
When planning this week’s column, I found we had two very deserving bands hosting CD release parties at the same bar on different weekend nights. Please welcome the odd pairing of Go...
Thursday, July 16, 2009 08:52 pm
Eddie Cochran famously claimed in his 1958 classic rockabilly hit that, “there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues,” and from the looks of the upcoming blues events for...


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