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Dan The Automator: Pillowfight & Other Projects

Dan The Automator: Pillowfight & Other Projects

[ReDigi’s blog originally hosted this music news feature.] If you loved the Lovage, baby, you’ll love Pillowfight. Serial collaborator and super producer Dan the Automator is poised to make an impact with indie ingenue Emily Wells, a sort of sultry torch singer and violinist with hip-hop sensibilities. Last year her debut album Mama was acclaimed by outlets like NPR and … Continue reading

Artist Spotlight: Tegan and Sara

Artist Spotlight: Tegan and Sara

[This Artist Spotlight is originally hosted at ReDigi’s blog.] First picking up guitars and writing earnest expressions of emotions at only fifteen, over more than a decade identical twins Tegan and Sara Quin have developed a distinct and dynamic signature sound amid the often overwrought indie pop scene. After a few successful demos, the duo made their official … Continue reading

Prince Teases New Album and Collaboration With Girl Group

Prince Teases New Album and Collaboration With Girl Group

[Originally posted at ReDigi‘s blog.] Though no formal album announcements have come from his camp, pop royalty Prince continues to tease loyal fans with new tracks and surprise performances. The latest, “Screwdriver,” debuted on his website via an eight-minute video that will set viewers back two bucks to watch. He previously released another sultry appetizer, “Breakfast Can Wait.” In addition … Continue reading

Throwback: Five John Lennon Milestones

Throwback: Five John Lennon Milestones

[“John Lennon” original oil painting by Leonid Afremov. Post initially hosted at ReDigi.] While early December honors John Lennon‘s life on the anniversary of his death (December 8) and his haunting sociopolitical commentary turned Christmas song  “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” floods the airwaves for the holidays, it’s actually the apt transitional season of fall that holds many milestones for … Continue reading

Throwback: Top Five David Fincher-Directed Music Videos

Throwback: Top Five David Fincher-Directed Music Videos

[My Throwback music columns are originally hosted on the ReDigi.com blog.] Auteur David Fincher, known for such dark and engrossing directorial endeavors like Fight Club, Se7en, and more recently The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, got his start in the now nearly lost art of music videos.  From pillars of pop music like Paula Abdul, Michael Jackson, and Madonna, to … Continue reading

Throwback: Five Classics for Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

Throwback: Five Classics for Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

[It’s the  ASPCA‘s Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month, so for ReDigi this week I put together five tracks to encourage folks to adopt not shop, and give a good dog a second chance!] October is officially Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month and the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is urging animal lovers to do their part in raising awareness about … Continue reading

Throwback: Freddie For a Day Top Five

Throwback: Freddie For a Day Top Five

[For my Redigi Throwback this week, I wanted to encourage Freddie For A Day participants and fans with a top five list.] Queen frontman Freddie Mercury‘s early-autumn birthday inspires legions of fans to celebrate his life by dressing in one of the musician’s iconic styles, known as  Freddie For A Day. What a way to get away with wearing white after … Continue reading

Throwback: The Gen-X Rock of My So-Called Life

Throwback: The Gen-X Rock of My So-Called Life

[For my Redigi Throwback this week, I give props to the Generation-X gem ‘My So-Called Life’.] The demands of school work, hovering parental figures, annoying siblings, finding someone who’ll make out with you today but love you for-ever, and trying to fit in in a cruel world where non-conformity can either be social suicide or a … Continue reading

Throwback: MTV’s Sifl and Olly Show

Throwback: MTV’s Sifl and Olly Show

[This week’s Redigi Throwback is nod to some of my favorite nineties nonsense, Sifl & Olly.] Hear me out on this one. Though, arguably, artists in their own right, MTV’s silly and sardonic sock puppet duo Sifl & Olly also served as one of the last links to real rock (rock!) during the music channel’s … Continue reading

Mars Curiosity: Top Ten Intergalactic Throwback Tracks

Mars Curiosity: Top Ten Intergalactic Throwback Tracks

[In this week’s Redigi.com Throwback column, I pay tribute to the Curiosity landing.] The monumental landing of NASA’s new Mars rover Curiosity has reignited our love affair with the cosmos. Take a listen to my top ten intergalactic tracks, spanning musical eras as well as our solar system– exploring mankind’s longing, bewilderment, and fascination with … Continue reading