I was five years old when I placed my first vinyl record on my parents’ Panasonic turntable. It was 1972. The album: Band of Gypsys.
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Back in the early 1990s, I immersed myself in girlie alternative rock. This was, of course, coupled with an investigation of the grunge movement, as I was in a grunge band myself. One that played on the first “side stage” at the second annual Lollapalooza. That year, 1992, featured Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Ministry, among others. The band I was in, Black Cats & Bottle Rockets, played the side stage with Basehead, Genitorturers and The Jim Rose Sideshow.
Jacksonville songwriter Jenni Reid recently sent a friendly note to Folio Weekly requesting coverage for her upcoming album release show on Friday, June 19 at Jack Rabbits in San Marco. A link to her webpage was made available, so I went there to listen to some of her older tunes and get a preview of the new album, Cynical Romantics. Almost immediately, a conversation began in my mind, one between the asshole music critic and the softer-hearted dad. This is a snapshot of that conversation.
A few weeks ago, a musician friend of mine named Chance released an album that includes a song written in tribute to his lifelong mentor, Ron Feldman, who died in the fall of last year from brain cancer. Ron, an Orlando-based voice and music …
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