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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: Jan. 2016

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This video immediately takes its place among the most unforgettable ever. What a way to check out:

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‘Bulo’s Fave Songs of 2015: The Top 10!!

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‘Bulo’s Fave Songs of 2015: The Top 10!!

The Final Countdown is here! Bulo’s list of his favorite songs of 2015. But first, a recap for those late to the party:

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

And now, the moment that all, or perhaps some, of you have been waiting for…

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 20-11

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 20-11

Coming up on the Final Countdown of Bulo’s fave tunes of 2015. Here is #20 to #11.

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 30-21

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 30-21

Here is the third installment of El Som’s countdown of his favorite tunes of 2015. Here are entries 30 to 21.

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 40-31

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 40-31

El Som’s year end musical countdown continues.

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 50-41

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2015: #’s 50-41

I can’t tell you how many hours go into preparing this list.  I can only say that we are talking geometric progressions of time as opposed to, say, what I spend on the MVP Awards.  My wife and daughters served as sounding boards in finalizing the list. My hope is to turn you on to music you perhaps haven’t heard on your own. Consider it my holiday gift to you–whether you wanted it or not.

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How Many TV Series Are You Watching?

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How Many TV Series Are You Watching?

Me? I think I might be juggling a bit too many. But let’s face it, television series have become really, really, good. And there’s a lot of them. The problem in the pandora household is that I’m a binge watcher. Mr. Pandora is not. Which means… either I go at his pace (which is ridiculously […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: October, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: October, 2015

Not since Jason Isbell’s ‘Southeastern’ has an album featured as many good literate tunes as the new Josh Ritter album, ‘Sermon on the Rocks’. We’ll bookend this set with two of those great songs….

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: September, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: September, 2015

Quality and quantity this month. Some new (to me) artists and some faves who have stepped up big time. Let’s start with some truly joyful noise…

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: August, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: August, 2015

More better music this month. Lotsa Americana and roots music this time.  Most of which you probably haven’t heard. So, hear here!

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Bulo’s Fave Tunes: July, 2015

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Bulo’s Fave Tunes: July, 2015

It’s quality over quantity this month.  Fewer tunes. Listened to a lot, but only four made the cut. Great ones, though…:  

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: June, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: June, 2015

Following perhaps the most embarrassing June performance by a General Assembly that I can recall, at least we have some great tunes to help us turn the page.

9-0? That’s the official score when a baseball team forfeits. Which is pretty much what the GA did. Fortunately, the artists didn’t. Not even close. Best music month of the year so far…

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: May, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: May, 2015

Best new stuff I heard last month, and there’s some great new stuff….

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: April, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: April, 2015

Come inside for ‘Bulo’s favorite tunes of the month…..

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes (Plus One Anti-Fave): March, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes (Plus One Anti-Fave): March, 2015

Quality over quantity this month.  Or maybe I get more jaded as the year goes on.  Good stuff’s still really good, though.  Unless you’re Jason330…

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What Am I Doing Today? Getting Ready For The Walking Dead Season Finale

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What Am I Doing Today? Getting Ready For The Walking Dead Season Finale

When The Walking Dead first aired I didn’t pay much attention. Hello? Zombies aren’t really my thing. I was a Game of Thrones addict. Loved Dexter. Orange Is The New Black is sooo good. Rome is still one of the best series I’ve seen. Everyone on House of Cards is scarier than TWD zombies. Sherlock is one of the most perfect, amazing, wonderful series EVER. (If you haven’t watched Sherlock I strongly suggest you do.)

I started watching The Walking Dead (TWD) with my son as a sorta mother-son bonding thing. He liked all things zombie and I’ll admit to rolling my eyes when he suggested we start the series on Netflix. Now, I can’t get enough. This series draws you in. So much so that I’m writing about tonight’s season finale.

If you’re not interested in TWD, I understand. But if you are, share your thoughts, hopes, dreams in the comments!

Note: I have not read the comics. Everything written below is just me guessing.

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: February, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: February, 2015

Two great months of music in a row featuring both quality and quantity.  This month features an almost-certain end-of-the-year Top 10 song, and several worthy contenders.

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: January, 2015

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: January, 2015

Wow. A lot of great music this month, including several songs that are guaranteed to make Best of the Year lists.  At least one contender for the top spot and, no, I’m not gonna tell you which one. Which is why I’m presenting them in alphabetical order.  Memo to Jason330: If the rest of the […]

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RIP: Popsy Dixon

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RIP: Popsy Dixon

The Holmes Brothers, and the world, have lost the great Popsy Dixon.  Passed away of cancer at the age of 72. His butterscotch tenor/falsetto and drumming style will resonate in my mind and heart until the day I die.  Also, he, Wendell and Sherman were the nicest artists I ever brought to the Arden Gild Hall.  A very sad day for me.  Please remember him along with me….

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2014: The Top Ten!!

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2014: The Top Ten!!

Let’s take a trip down Memory Lane for those who were away from the blog during the holidays. Come inside for El Som’s 50 faves of the year, including the revelation of his top 10!

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2014: #’s 20-11

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I really hope you guys scope out some of these songs. So much great music falls under the radar.  That was certainly the case this year. I almost guarantee you that you’ll find something great that you haven’t heard before. Enough proselytizing. Let’s let the music speak to you: 20. 19. Don’t let the name […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2014: #’s 30-21

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes of 2014: #’s 30-21

A veritable bleepload of great music in all kindsa styles….

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‘Bulo’s Fave Songs of 2014: #’s 40-31

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The Sonic Adventure continues…

40.

More inside….

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The ‘5’ Royales Make The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame…Finally!

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The ‘5’ Royales Make The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame…Finally!

Inducted as an ‘Early Influence’, they’re so good that they should have gone in long ago. An extremely important link between early r & b, soul, and gospel. Led by a neglected genius in Lowman Pauling, who wrote songs that you know, and created a guitar style that was far ahead of his time.  Please listen, you will enjoy these……

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RIP: Jimmy Ruffin (1936-2014)

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RIP: Jimmy Ruffin (1936-2014)

The older brother of the Temptations’ David Ruffin (one of the greatest soul singers of all time), Jimmy Ruffin  recorded one of Motown’s most unforgettable hits.  When I saw “Standing In the Shadows of Motown” at Theatre N, this was the song that closed the movie, and this was the song that we ALL sang as we left the theatre…

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