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Top Album Of The Week

Bob Dylan
Shadows In The Night
Columbia

This is Bob Dylan's first release since 2012.  The legend is powerful, 
compelling, dramatic all the way through.  The man does Sinatra and Ray Charles 
("that lucky old sun") proud.  Bob isn't covering these songs, he's "uncovering 
them."  Don't get me wrong--these ain't highway 61 re-revisted.  These are 
classics.  All the other songwriters are scared kittens.  He's created the 
largest body of work worth listening to, he is a classic.  His work are classics. 
Singing it all in that intense howl of his.  He's a mystery tramp with his 

Read all of this week's Top 21.

 

 
AC/DC's Angus Young with Shelton
 
Shelton with Ozzy, seriously
 


Patti LaBelle and Shelton

Book Review
Flash: A Novel
Jim MillerAK Press

A chance encounter with a faded "Wanted!" poster in a San Diego library sends journalist Jack Wilson on a wild adventure through southern California's radical past. As Jack searches for the truth about I.W.W. outlaw Bobby Flash, he uncovers a hidden history of real-life revolutionaries . . . and learns a powerful lesson about the importance of family in the process.

Book Review
The Fender Archives: A Scrapbook of Artifacts, Treasures, and Inside Information
Tom Wheeler

Welcome to The Fender Archives part history, part archive, part scrapbook, and part treasure chest. You are invited along on a research expedition, a sort of archeological dig through several sites: file folders in Fender's offices; the family archives of Don Randall; author/curator Richard Smith's collections; the photo galleries of John Peden and Fretted Americana; jammed metal cabinets in a sweltering warehouse near the Corona factory; and the home of the late Bob Perine in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, just blocks from the beach where he and Ned Jacoby took now-iconic photos of high school kids, surfboards, palm trees, and chrome-clad rocket-ship guitars in Shoreline Gold and Daphne Blue and Candy Apple Red. The Fender Archives looks at the company from the inside. Handwritten letters, production totals, personal logbooks, in-house memos, Leo Fender's drawing-board sketches, financial reports-such documents are freed here from long confinement in cardboard boxes and filing cabinets, dusted off, and promoted from background to spotlight. The Fender Archives sheds new light on the inspirations for revolutionary instruments and amplifiers, their sometimes difficult births and growing pains, the environment into which they were unleashed upon the world, and the motivations and personalities of key players.

Book Review
Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record Industry
Gareth MurphyThomas Dunne Books

From the invention of the earliest known sound-recording device in 1850s Paris to the CD crash and digital boom today, author and industry insider Gareth Murphy takes readers on an immensely entertaining and encyclopedic ride through the many cataclysmic musical, cultural, and technological changes that shaped a century and a half of the industry.

The Fiery Cage and the Lynching Tree, Brutality’s Never Far Away

They burned him alive in an iron cage, and as he screamed and writhed in the agony of hell they made a sport of his death.

After listening to one newscast after another rightly condemn the barbaric killing of that Jordanian air force pilot at the bloody hands of ISIS, I couldn’t sleep. My mind kept roaming the past trying to retrieve a vaguely remembered photograph that I had seen long ago in the archives of a college library in Texas.


Read more of this song's lyrics.
I Need to Wake Up
By: Melissa Etheridge

Have I been sleeping?
Ive been so still, afraid of crumbling
Have I been careless?
Dismissing all the distant rumblings

Take me where I am supposed to be
To comprehend the things that I cant see

'Cause I need to move, I need to wake up
I need to change, I need to shake up
I need to speak out, somethings got to break up
Ive been asleep and I need to wake up now

And as a child I danced like it was 1999
And my dreams were wild
The promise of this new world would be mine

Book Recommendation

Marx for Beginners

Author: Michael Rius
Publisher: Pantheon Books

From reform to revolution - Marx's influence is unrivaled, but if you put five people in a room, you'll come up with six different opinions on him.

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