February 2015

Musical DNA: Triathalon Exploring Unlit Beach Roads

by M.C. Antil on February 28, 2015

The following is the first in a series of profiles on the sons and daughters of friends of mine who have decided, at least for the time being, to follow their hearts and try to play music professionally — a decision that, I’d like to think, had at least a little to do with their parents’ (and […]

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It’s Day One. Pitchers and catchers have reported. And throughout the land people like yours truly are celebrating one of the most eagerly anticipated days of the year. With the opening of camps in many otherwise sleepy little communities across Florida and Arizona, not only can we once again see the light at the end […]

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Lesley Gore — An Appreciation

by M.C. Antil on February 17, 2015

The T.A.M.I Show, the concert film pieced together from a two-night parade of pop stars at a Santa Monica theater in 1964, could be viewed as a metaphor for Lesley Gore’s life and career. Acting as bookends of the now-legendary film are three dark and edgy titans of rock, pop and soul, Chuck Berry at the […]

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Desert Island Jukebox: The Near Misses

by M.C. Antil on February 11, 2015

After posting my 300 favorite pop 45s of the 1960s, as you might expect, I received many emails and comments from those questioning my choices and suggesting replacements. As I said any number of times, the list was not a definitive accounting of the greatest singles of the decade. It was only one man’s list of […]

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