Shooter Jennings “Shooter”

Shooter Jennings “Shooter”

“Shooter” is the newest release from this great artist that has undeniably stepped out of his father’s shadow and into his own. It has been out a little while but I am just getting caught up with it. It personifies how an artist discovers himself and what they can do in their chosen field. I have become a huge Shooter Jennings fan over the years and the story of how I reached this conclusion is the…

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Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Carlton Jumel Smith –“1634 Lexington Avenue”

Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Carlton Jumel Smith –“1634 Lexington Avenue”

Now stick with me dear readers, this is one hard record for this humble reviewer to quantify. In the spirit of full disclosure I have to tell you, that I love Sir Carlton Jumel Smith. I have known him heading on 25 years and he is one of my fave people walking the earth. We have an old bond forged in the gritty NYC Lower East Side music scene in the 1990s. Countless shows and…

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Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: The Eagles – Hotel California

Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: The Eagles – Hotel California

Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: The Eagles – Hotel California If I hear one more person do some form of a brainless regurgitated sentence passing on the Eagles artistry and success that echoes Jeff Bridges character The Dude from the movie The Big Lebowski, I just may have to slam their heads or mine into a wall a few times. Instead of saying “I hate the f***ing Eagles”, the American people should stand and…

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Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Tom Petty “Damn the Torpedoes”

Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Tom Petty “Damn the Torpedoes”

This album was released in October of 1979. I was 13 years old and was just beginning intensifying my focus on music and how on earth people made it. It really was an amazing time to become a music fan. I often think of the American sage Homer Simpson, who made the bold and true statement, “Everyone knows rock attained perfection in 1974”. Whilst obviously meant to be a line on a comedy cartoon, a…

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