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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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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: October 2014

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: October  2014

Best stuff I heard for the first time last month, pretty damn good month, IMHO:

Marc Broussard: ‘Hurricane Heart’  (I’ve GOT to get this guy to the Arden Gild Hall…)

Famy: ‘A Ho A Hand’

Nick D & the Believers: ‘Bang Bang’

Come inside for more…

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: Sept., 2014

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: Sept., 2014

Best stuff to hit my ears last month, lotsa diversity:

Melaena Cadiz: Neon Drag
Elliot Bronson: New Pain
American Wrestlers: I Can Do No Wrong
Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear: Live By Water
Circa Waves: So Long
Leonard Cohen: Almost Like The Blues
Amber Run: I Found

What’d you like? What great stuff have you heard lately?

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‘Bulo Presents Charlie Hunter/Scott Amendola w/the Dinkendo Family Band Tonight!

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‘Bulo Presents Charlie Hunter/Scott Amendola w/the Dinkendo Family Band Tonight!

Shameless plug, and I’m totally not ashamed. I’m presenting a superb concert tonight at the Arden Gild Hall. If you show up, first drink’s on me.

Charlie Hunter is an amazing instrumentalist and plays a hybrid guitar/bass that has seven strings. Yes he plays both the bass and guitar parts at the same time!  He and drummer Scott Amendola have extraordinary telepathy with each other that can only happen after years of playing together.  They have been called the ‘jazz scene’s funkiest duo’ for good reason. Come inside for more information….

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: August 2014

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: August 2014

Another month, more great music to listen to….

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: July, 2014

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: July, 2014

Reigning Sound: Falling Rain

Chuck Prophet: Wish Me Luck

Plus much more inside….

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“Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?”: Chapter, Oh, 1,000,000 and Something.

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“Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?”: Chapter, Oh, 1,000,000 and Something.

Wilmington City Council pays $1000 so that Councilman Mike Brown can fly back from Florida on the city’s dime to cast the deciding vote to override the Mayor’s veto of cuts to the Fire Department budget only to come up…TWO  VOTES SHORT.

Oh, and for reasons that not even Mike Brown can explain, he lied about where he was vacationing. Why? I have no idea. Apparently, neither does he. From Amy Cherry’s WDEL story (watch and listen)…

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RIP: Johnny Winter & Elaine Stritch

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RIP: Johnny Winter & Elaine Stritch

Two serious soulful performers gone. A guitar god who sometimes placed speed (in both ways) ahead of pitch or accuracy, and one of the most galvanizing stage performers (for whom pitch was thankfully never the point) I’ve ever seen with a particular penchant for the music of Stephen Sondheim….

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: June, 2014

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‘Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: June, 2014

Great stuff last month. If you’re not at least sampling some of this, you’re missing out. Trust me, if you don’t like one, you just might like the next. No way they ALL suck, even for the narrow-minded (*cough, Jason 330, cough*)….

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: May 2014

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: May 2014

I hope you check this stuff out as there’s so much great music that gets lost in the shuffle, but shouldn’t. Music lovers, here we go!….

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Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: April, 2014

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Bulo’s Fave New Tunes: April, 2014

Quality over quantity this month, admittedly a little late:

Ought: ‘Habit’
The Boston Boys: ‘Become Like One’
Rosanne Cash: ‘Modern Blue’
Eels: ‘Mistakes of My Youth’
Stone Cold Fox: ‘Darling, Darling’

Come inside for the music….

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