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Act II: Strictly Joyful

Act II: Strictly Joyful

Markéta Irglová and Glen Hansard have followed their wonderful music from Once with another exceptional effort. It’s actually more assured, and shows greater musical variety and instrumentation, if not the appealing rawness of their first effort. They show no signs of a sophomore slump, nor any ill effects from their recent break up. Markéta, in fact, sounds far more in control of her own sweet vulnerability, and her fragile voice sounds further depths, especially on “I Have Loved you Wrong”….

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A Rock and Roll Revolution

A Rock and Roll Revolution

  Caught part of an interesting radio essay on NPR’s Fresh Air.  Rock historian Ed Ward  reviewed a new collection of old Chuck Berry recordings from the 50s. Twas great to hear another side of his music. Blues and old-time Rock, rather than the early Pop Rock he was famous for. Here’s a link for the review. I think in light of current events, we all could use a bit of Rock and Roll for the soul, for the heart,…

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