Author: John

Album cover: Freddie King - Burglar

March 5, 2016

The weekend started with…

So this week I was struggling. I knew the track this week was going to be bluesy. Something funky, something guitar… Continue Reading The weekend started with…

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February 27, 2016

The weekend starts with…

While hardly a house-hold name, Bettye LaVette has been recording her brand of soulful music since her first Top 10 R&B hit in 1962, at the age of 16. The opening track of her 2012 release “Thankful N’ Thoughtful”, Bettye does a phenomenal rendition of the Bob Dylan hit “Everything Is Broken”. Crank this up and get ready to get low-down and funky.
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January 29, 2016

The weekend starts with…

I’m a huge Cracker fan. From their eponymous debut in 1992, through to their departure from Virgin Records in 2003 (complete with their farewell track to Virgin, “Ain’t Gonna Suck Itself”), and beyond (they last released a record in 2014), David Lowrey, Johnny Hickman and friends have been turning out alt-rock with a twist.
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January 15, 2016

The weekend starts with…

The year was 1976, and I was all over British art-rock/performance art bands: Yes, King Crimson, Queen, 10cc, Roxy Music, Supertramp, Genesis, and Deaf School.
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January 12, 2016

Accessibility Conferences 2016

Roughly 14 months ago, I wrote a post where I gathered up as much info as I could regarding digital accessibility conferences for 2015. Over the Christmas break, I was asked if I had plans on updating that post; the outcome is the following 2016 calendar.
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