Arts and Entertainment

Happy 100th To Thelonious Sphere Monk!

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on October 10, 2017 0 Comments

He’s on my musical Mount Rushmore.  Perhaps Donald Fagen put it best: “The ET in my bedroom was my Thelonious Monk records.” There was no one like him. Not to mention, he had the greatest name of all time. Check out some highlights from a 1959 Newport Jazz Festival gig:   https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/10/a-hundred-years-of-thelonious-monk-listen-to-this.html

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: September, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on September 30, 2017 6 Comments

Was starting to get a little concerned, but the last week of the month saved me. As always, some real great stuff: http://www.npr.org/2017/08/10/542441711/songs-we-love-chain-and-the-gang-rome-wasn-t-burned-in-a-day  (Do NOT pass this one by. It rocks!) One of my faves. A great road-tested band, and a great new album. Catch her live: You’re welcome.

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: August, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on September 6, 2017 2 Comments

Quantity down this month. I like the diversity, though… Shelley Short: Death:  https://shelleyshortmusic.bandcamp.com/track/death OK, one more from this irresistible group (I smell booking opportunity):

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Open Thread For September 5, 2017

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Russia CAN’T Have A Pee Trough of Compromising Trump Video…Can It? The most maligned part of the Steele dossier may just be true. Guess Who Will Make The DACA Announcement.  No, not King Cheeto, he’s too cowardly. Instead, his racist AG who Trump dares not cross will step into the spotlight. Study Funded By ‘Third […]

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“Old Man Trump”

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on August 16, 2017 2 Comments

I had no idea that Woody Guthrie had written a song about Trump’s racist father. But he did. Here are Woody’s lyrics: Old Man Trump Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Ryan Harvey I suppose that Old Man Trump knows just how much racial hate He stirred up in that bloodpot of human hearts When […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: July 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on July 31, 2017 0 Comments

I had so much good stuff this month that I excised some just to keep the numbers manageable.  Another great month: “I miss you, but don’t miss you like I miss Prince…”. I LOL’d : While we’re on the subject of famed rockers’ deaths: From Japanese Breakfast to…Japanese Math Rock? Whatever it is, I love […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: June, 2017

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Thought a set of great and incredibly diverse new music would tide everybody over until Sunday’s Special Legislative session. Bad month for politics, great bleeping month for music. Something for everybody, even for Resident Curmudgeon Jason330. Find your faves:   This is a previously-unreleased track from OK Computer.  Pretty damn great: Time to segue on […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: May, 2017

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A really good month!:  This one features the great Mavis Staples: Featuring the great Curtis Mayfield, one of my heroes: We close with Jason Isbell, who may be our most empathetic singer-songwriter today. This one gives me the chills:  

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: April, 2017

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Stuff that broke through the white noise for me this month: Best Robyn Hitchcock song I’ve heard in years: Philly’s indy scene is amazing.  Love this song by Palm, a band I’d never heard of until last week.  Math rock meets Gentle Giant:

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: March 2017

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After a third consecutive month of musical bounty, I think I’m getting better with age…at least when it comes to unearthing great music.  Dynamite tunes from artists both familiar and brand new to you and me: These guys played at the Arden Shady Grove Fest when they were 17.  Now, they’re opening for the Rolling […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: February, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on February 28, 2017 0 Comments

I don’t know if the music is just better so far this year or if I’m getting better at finding it, but I found a lot of great music this month.  Lotsa diversity as well.  Hope you like these tunes: For some reason, I just never got Father John Misty. Until now.   This one […]

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Donald Trump’s Tweets As an Early 2000’s Emo Song

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on February 13, 2017 0 Comments

There’s gonna be a lot of stuff like this. From Super Deluxe:

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: Jan., 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on February 1, 2017 0 Comments

For all you newbies out there (and welcome, it’s great to have so many people who have found us!), this might seem a little, shall we say, self-indulgent. Using this blog to post my favorite songs. Well, yes, yes it is.  However: 1. Since junior high, I’ve been obsessed with wanting people to hear really […]

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Firefly Festival Lineup Announced: Bob Dylan

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Delaware by on January 27, 2017 3 Comments
Firefly Festival Lineup Announced: Bob Dylan

The sixth Firefly Festival will be held at Dover on June 15-18. Ticket go on sale at 1 PM today.

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R. I. P. Maggie Roche

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on January 27, 2017 3 Comments
R. I. P. Maggie Roche

For those of you younger than a certain age, you may never have heard of the Roches. I aim to correct that oversight. To me, they were a wonderful, though little-known, musical treasure despite critical acclaim. Which is understandable as they were sorta ‘anti-careerists’, but to me, they were, and remain, special. Three sisters who […]

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BREAKING NEWS: World Cafe Live at the Queen to Close In May

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on January 24, 2017 36 Comments
BREAKING NEWS: World Cafe Live at the Queen to Close In May

This is not good news for music lovers or for the revitalization of the City. WCL at the Queen will close its doors on May 25. The reason? They just couldn’t make a financial go of it.

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2016: The Top Ten!!!

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on December 29, 2016 0 Comments
‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2016: The Top Ten!!!

But first, here’s a helpful set of musical links for those late to the party:

41-50.
31-40.
21-30.
11-20.

Enough stalling! Come inside for the Top 10.

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‘Bulo’s Fave Songs of 2016: #’s 30-21!

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 27, 2016 0 Comments
‘Bulo’s Fave Songs of 2016:  #’s 30-21!

Bulo’s countdown of his favorite music this year continues! Numbers 30 to 21….

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2016: #’s 40-31!

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2016: #’s 40-31!

Check them out inside….

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2016: #’s 50-41!

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 23, 2016 1 Comment

This was the first year where I really had to leave a lot of songs I loved off the list. Usually, I’m scraping for the last five songs or so, but not in 2016. Because of all the riches, I decided that no artist would have more than one song on the list. In terms […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: November, 2016

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 1, 2016 4 Comments

Lots to enjoy, including a legit contender for Best Song of the Year.  See if you can guess which one. BTW, The Japandroids are back!: WARNING: NSFW!: I’m a sucker for Bon Iver…even when it’s not Bon Iver: See ya at year’s end with…the 50 Best Songs of the Year! I know you can hardly […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: October, 2016

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: October, 2016

Another great month with some genre-defying music. 

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2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, National by on October 28, 2016 14 Comments
2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

And now for something completely different!

The powers that be released their list of nominees to the Hall of Fame for 2017. So that is time for us to get our music snobbery on and dissect this (mostly uninspiring) list. The nominees:

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‘Bulo Brings Musicians’ Musicians to Arden Gild Hall on Sat., Nov. 5

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‘Bulo Brings Musicians’ Musicians to Arden Gild Hall on Sat., Nov. 5

You can leave the earplugs at home for this show as you will want to hear every tasty musical morsel.  I’m very proud of this bill, which features headliner Ben Sollee, cellist/singer/songwriter/storyteller/political activist and musical collaborator.  I’ve been wanting to bring Ben back to the Hall for six years now, and I’m thrilled we finally got him.  He will perform with his long-time percussionist, Jordon Ellis, and will introduce new songs from his first full-length album in four years. Here’s a tiny bit of what you can expect:

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Our National Dilbert Problem

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, National by on October 23, 2016 5 Comments
Our National Dilbert Problem

As many of you know Scott Adams, the artist behind Dilbert, has had a Trump problem. For such a seemingly articulate person, Adams has caused many problems with his inarticulate defenses of Donald Trump.

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