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Ryan Adams Plays Dead – Disc 2 Now Uploaded!

Monday I posted the first disc of a bootleg of Ryan Adams playing Grateful Dead songs.  Today I’ve just updated that post with disc 2 of the collection featuring Wharf Rat, St. Stephen, Bertha, Franklin’s Tower, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Stella Blue, and Ripple.  The tracks were all collected from live [...]

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Grateful Dead at The New York Historical Society

“The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New York Historical Society” is being presented between now and July 4th in NYC.  If you have the chance to visit be sure to check it out, it looks fascinating.  From the New York Times, by Larry Rohter: The Grateful Dead performed the last of their more than [...]

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Top 24 One-Hit Wonders of the Decade

Billboard just released their list of the top 24 one hit wonders of the decade. Obvious choices include Daniel Powter with “Bad Day,” James Blunt with “You’re Beautiful,” and Gnarls Barkley with “Crazy.”  And personally, I’m not sure if I think Lou Bega really qualifies, since the song came out in 1999… NEW YORK (Billboard) [...]

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Bob Lefsetz on Widespread Panic vs. Britney Spears

For those who don’t know, Bob Lefsetz (@lefsetz) is a somewhat “outspoken” music-industry figure.  He can tend to rant in many of his articles, but his ultimate redeeming trait is calling bullshit where it stands.  He’s a voice for those among us, old and young, who believe the current state of the pop music industry [...]

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Project Chambanda

Just a little info on a show I highly urge you to go to. It’s a carbon neutral “eco-concert” being sponsored by a University class, and I believe any proceeds go to paying for the bands and charity, both good causes. There will be booths set up by green-minded organizations around the front room of [...]

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FADER Dedicates Issue to Jerry Garcia

  A couple weeks ago FADER dedicated their current issue to Jerry Garcia, and on top of that, decided to distribute the .pdf of it for free.  Though the Grateful Dead will give any band a run for a spot in my all time top 5, I’ve rarely posted on them here at Burning Oak [...]

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Super Bowl Ads

The only remark I have about yesterday’s game is becoming a little tired in Chicago:  “We’ll get ’em next year.” On another note, was it just me, or were yesterday’s Super Bowl commercials even harder to watch than the game?  They really were weak this year. YouTube and sports.aol.com have most of the commercials, my [...]

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All I Have To Say Is…

  GO BEARS 

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News – Wilco, Coldplay, Phish, Merle Haggard, The Decemberists

Wilco album, Sky Blue Sky, due May 15 (link) Fountains of Wayne to release new album, and play Bonnaroo 2007 (link) Chris Martin of Coldplay to guest on first single from upcoming Kanye West album (link) Ray Price, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson are teaming up for a release slated for March. Additionally Kris Kristofferson [...]

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Public Property Confirmed @ Summer Camp 2007

Public Property has announced on their newsletter that they will be returning to Chillicothe, IL, for Summer Camp 2007: Public Property won the battle and will play at Wakarusa in June. Also, we just found out that we will return to Summer Camp in May.  As the summer tour comes together, we will continue posting [...]

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