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peter gabriel and the New Blood Orchestra: Chicago 6/20/2011

June 28, 2011

…I’m back! After many years of attending concerts, I can still say the best show I ever saw was Peter Gabriel in 1982. The “So” and “Us” tours were pretty damn good too. Unfortunately I missed him last time around, so it might come as a surprise that almost turned down an opportunity to go […]

Tom Jones: 24 Hours

September 3, 2010

I saw some press calling this a Tom Jones come back album. The justification being that this was his first album released in the U.S. in fifteen years. That may be true, but isn’t this the digital age? I also didn’t have a problem getting CD copies of “Reload,” “Mr. Jones,” or “Tom Jones and […]

Tom Jones: The Tom Jones Fever Zone

September 17, 2009

Tom Jones, Tom Jones, Tom Jones! There is a lot I could say, especially considering the length of his career. But because this album is from the tail end of his popularity in the ’60s, I shall focus on that. By this time Mr. Jones already had a string of hits. He didn’t write them, […]