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Needless to say, the songs of the sixties are my favourite full-time hobby. Well, it all started when I first began to chase the stories behind The Beatles’ songs. Then there were The Herman’s Hermits, Gerry and The Pacemakers, The Merseybeats, The Beach Boys, The Shirelles and many others’ songs… on repeat when the nights   Read More …

I do like stars and storms. I do enjoy breezes and sweet surrenders. I believe in crystal clear oceans, dreams and legends with Calypso and graceful nymphs. John Denver has them all. Subtlety, refinement, the power of words and the power of images, all mingled in the purity of sound. However, John Denver’s artworks are   Read More …

Dave Davies is the sound wizard, the guitar maestro, the inventor of the distortion. One of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, according to Rolling Stone. Davies was responsible for the signature distorted power chord sound on The Kinks’ first hit, “You Really Got Me”. He originally achieved the sound by slitting the speaker   Read More …

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Long after I left the concert venue, I was keep hearing in my head the sound of the ocarina solo in “Wild Thing”. When I woke up the next morning, the ocarina still persisted in my mind. The Troggs have a special way of making things last over the decades – their music, their energy,   Read More …

“So you see, Frank and I traveled everywhere together. Through all of the successes, the hotels, the theaters filled with screaming fans, the marriages, and the tough times, I was right there. He was my lifelong best friend, and I was his. I miss him every day.” That’s how the book ends and my story   Read More …

I always associate Bonnie’s “Holding Out For A Hero” with a memorable scene from Shrek. Similar to this dreamy story, Bonnie has her own fairytale, a dream come true. And she’s still living it. Right on time, Bonnie appeared on the stage. The overcrowded and overenthusiastic hall began to applause frantically. From then on, Bonnie   Read More …

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This year, BZN came for the 6th time in Romania. They even had two concert in the same day! 🙂 Romanian fans seem to love them, as one could clearly see in the overcrowded concert hall. The Christmas concert softly began with a serine “Silent Night”. Jan and Anny were sober and elegant, but warm   Read More …

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Who would have expected clergymen and “soeurs” to sings so loud, proud and groovy about their faith? I was amazed to discover the latest release from Mucho Gusto Records, the funky and fresh “Resurrection!”. On the purest rock ‘n’ roll rhythms, the compilation brings back the  most influential singers, duos and bands of the Quebecois   Read More …

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These words were lifted up in the air on a huge sign, in the middle of the concert, by some fans in the first row. From the third row, I agreed: breathtaking music, miraculous sounds and stunning atmosphere, reviving the joy of the first Beach Boys years. Definitely, the beach, the car radio and the   Read More …

A good album is given away by an inspired cover. So does Tom Getter Slack’s recent release. I really like the inside drawings, representing physical principles of the looking glass. Seems like science and art mingled in the same music. The first thing I knew about Tom Getter Slack was the short but comprehensive description   Read More …

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