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Another Spin
A blog by Scott E. Shepherd · A continuing look at popular music, past, present and future.


Thursday, February 1, 2007

Back in the Saddle Again

Okay it's been several months since I've written anything for my blog, and yes, I considered calling it quits, especially after Editor-in-Chief Mark Johnson ended his TV blog, Program Notes, but after some encouragement from Mark and a needed break from writing, I've decided to give Another Spin another spin. Hey, some musicians take years, even decades from recording anything; I was gone for just four months!
 
Anyway, since I'm still working on writing a full article or review of any music, let me give you an update on a few of my older posts:
 
Sierra Music has reformed their online music store and now offer Muleskinner's historic 1973 broadcast on DVD. Anyone interested in seeing one of country-rock's greatest guitarists, and one of the "new-Bluegrass" greatest acts can go to http://www.sierra-records.com to check it out.
 
In continuing my list of great but obscure Beatles' covers, I stumbled across the Mirage's version of "Tomorrow Never Knows." The Mirage was a house band for the Dick James Publishing Company and backed Elton John during his first solo performance. They released several singles, but none to any major success. Spend a few hours on the music section of Amazon.com, and you can find just about anything.
 
Read a few interesting chat lines with subjects such as "Who should be in the Rock ‘n' Roll Hall of Fame, but isn't," "Five Favorite Albums, (not ‘Best,' just favorite)," and "Best Beatles albums." I covered acts I thought should be in the R'n'R Hall of Fame in a Dr. Spin article, but I may revise that.
 
Anyway, stay tuned; I promise my next article won't take another four months!

Posted at 4:00 pm ET