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Conversations With Thomas Dolby and Lindi Ortega, Plus Exclusives From Brett Dennen and Eric Hall

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"In the USA, there are thousands of lighthouses around the coast here and there is a doomsday list of 46 that are at peril from either erosion or vandalism. ... I just feel like most people that you meet have a memory of one lighthouse or another. They're so evocative and so comforting somehow. It just seems very sad that we would let these slip away."

Dog Ears Music: Volume 300 Deserves to Be Heard

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 12.04.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

Joe MeekProducer, engineer, composer, and eccentric sound innovator Joe Meek was born in 1929 in South West England. His childhood was...

Dark: A Conversation with Martyn Ware, Plus James The Giant's "Two Weeks On The Ocean" Exclusive and Capricorn Studios in Peril

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"What I want to do is dark versions of previously happy pop songs," and he said, "You should call it Previously Happy Pop Songs," which I thought was a bit of a mouthful, so I thought I'd call it Dark.

The Invisible Lighthouse: An Illuminating Chat With Thomas Dolby

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

"I am really strongly influenced by my environment, by where I am in the world, where I'm working, places I travel to, and the weather, and the atmosphere in general. So that's what makes the music cinématic, I think."

TAZER UP! Jack Hues from Wang Chung on Music, the '80s & Their New Recording

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 04.19.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

One half of Wang Chung discusses being "abducted by the '80s," teaching composition at a University, writing the music for a 1980s crime drama, leading a jazz quartet and, of course, the new album, Tazer Up!

Dog Ears Music: What to Play While the Analyst Is Away

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.10.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by The Raconteurs, Elvis Costello, Pink Martini, Crystal Castles, Wilco, Joni Mitchell and more.

Dog Ears Music Near-Miss Day Playlist: Remember the Epic Asteroid of '89?!

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.23.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Joe Meek and The Blue Men, Beck, Burt Bacharach, PJ Harvey, Semantic Noise and more.

Dog Ears Music: Ghostlike II

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 12.28.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by The Heavy, Leyland Kirby, Big Maybelle, Yoko Ono & The Brother Brothers, and other artists.

The Decemberists Exclusive, Chatting With John Wesley Harding, Thomas Dolby and Stephen Kellogg, Plus Dancing With StevieMix

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Universal Pulses & Floating Cities: Chatting with 311's Nick Hexum and Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to 311's Nick Hexum, the band's new album, Universal Pulse, with its premier single, "Sunset In July", is "kind of like the ultimate Summer jam, and about the experience of touring."

Thomas Dolby Leaves Science Behind (Sort of)

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Dolby and I spoke about life beyond the '80s, Bowie and Prince jumping the shark, finding time to unplug, and how the best songs are a palette cleanser played alone on a piano.

TED, Solar Power, Windpower, and All Things Amerikana: A Conversation with Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Among other things I do," says the British musician, "I'm the music director of an organization called TED or Technology, Education and Design. That's an annual get together of people sort of figuring out how to save the planet."

Dog Ears Music: Rewind, Volume I

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Takagi Masakatsu, Dirty Projectors, Big Mama Thornton, Alberta Cross and more.

New Tunes On Monday: George Harrison, Rob Thomas, Among The Oak & Ash, and Survivor (Kind Of) Plays Jeremy's Wedding

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The new collection Let It Roll/Songs By George Harrison is going to thrill those waiting for an album that combines his solo Apple recordings with Beatles titles and tracks from the Dark Horse years.

Thank God It's Thursday: Book Expo '09 & The 27s plus The Singular Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This year's BookExpo in New York City had its usual small arena of publishers at gussied-up kiosks hawking the latest and greatest by writers known and unknown.

Dog Ears Music: Volume Forty-Nine

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

Plus/Minus is the Brooklyn-based organic-electronic outfit founded in 1991 as a side project by members of indie rock band Versus.

HuffPost Review: Bruce Springsteen -- Working On A Dream

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Bruce, arm-in-arm with his old E Street gang, seems to be working on his own dream of growing old, not just gracefully, but significantly.