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Is Stoop Dog a Closet Metalhead?

Not really. Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Metallica are the deepest dives I’ve made into heavy metal. I own no Maiden, Sabbath, Priest or Crüe.

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The Wayback Box

Last week I was cleaning up my basement and ran across a dusty cardboard box I’d not opened since I relocated to Brooklyn from Manhattan

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I Love Fado

I remember the exact moment I got into music. My parents always had records playing on our Motorola cabinet hi-fi: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Broadway, Beethoven.

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The Best Commencement Speech Ever

I’ve followed Victor Wooten‘s career for years, since he began working with the improbably banjo-based jazz fusion band,  Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. There are

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Mid-Life Career Changes

As those of you who know me or have read my blogs know, I was a professional musician (a bass player) until I was 39

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Smoking hot salsa: Anacaona

I’m told that technically this music is more timba than salsa. Timba is a Cuban variant identified by attributes like a trap kit drummer, strong

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The GOASTT of Lennon

I was a huge Beatles fan when I was a kid. It was mostly the Beatles who introduced me to music and Paul McCartney’s lyrical

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Since I AM a bass player…

This is my favorite cover of Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass, by Kate Davis.  It’s very cute, and so is she. And she’s also

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James Brown and Pavarotti

This is one of the most unique duo performances I’ve heard: the king of the opera and The King. The concert took place in Modena, Italy in

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