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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An Exclusive No Fly Zone Magazine Interview With Tyrone Mr. SuperFantastic

An Exclusive No Fly Zone Magazine Interview With Tyrone Mr. SuperFantastic

NFZ: You were born in Washington, DC, then moved to California. When and why? I was born in El Paso, Texas, then moved to Tampa, Florida, at 6 months old. At five years old my mother and I move to Washington, DC. I enlisted in the  US Air Force at age 20 and after discharge moved to Montreal where I stayed in Montreal for 2 years then moved to NY City to live there for…

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Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Allen Toussaint “The Bright Mississippi”

Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Allen Toussaint “The Bright Mississippi”

Boys and girls, have you lucked into a great record today! I was meandering around this morning trying to think outside of the box and do a more recent record that really excited me and I thought of this. “The Bright Mississippi”, to me, is one of those gems of an album that a great artist can produce later in life. Musicians are never truly ‘done’ until they die, and even then sometimes they have…

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Lobo Marino | At Appalachian South Folklife Center

Lobo Marino | At Appalachian South Folklife Center

ARTIST: Lobo MarinoTITLE: At Appalachian South Folklife CenterLABEL: self-released Lobo Marino, the Richmond-based duo of Laney Sullivan and Jameson Price, has been making music for ten years. They tour and gig continuously, and they’re released eight recordings over that period. But until now, none of those sets has captured the raw power and otherworldly beauty of their live performances – this one does so in spades. Drone instruments are a key element of the Lobo Marino…

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