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The Morrissey Cult in the Chicano Community is a Beautiful and Spiritual Thing

I was delighted when I discovered a couple of years ago that Morrissey has a fanatical following in the Chicano community.

John G. KaysIs Pink Floyd`s Dark Side of the Moon the Greatest Concept Rock Album of All Time? - Without getting bogged down in the morass of data and hair-splitting detail surrounding Pink Floyd`s Concept Rock masterpiece, Dark Side of the Moon (released initially on March 1, 1973), I must insistently ask once again, is this the greatest rock album ever made? The argument, as posed to myself (in the privacy of my own streams of consciousness) is persuasive.
John G. Kays'He`s A Rebel' - Phil Spector Is the Greatest Pop Record Producer of All Time! - Phil Spector is the greatest pop record producer of all time. Why? How did he achieve this success (before his Big Fall)? There`s no easy answer; the best approach
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza interviews Singer/Songwriter Denita Gibbs on The American Perspective - Judyth Piazza interviews Denita Gibbs about her music, career and secrets to success on The SOP Radio Network.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza interviews Musician Mickey Carroll On The AP - Judyth Piazza chats with guitar player, singer and bandleader, Mickey Carroll on The American Perspective Radio Program about his successful career in music.
SOP newswire2Hip-Hop Music Video "Street RACER" Scares Kids - Hip-Hop Music Video Scares Kids Now So They Don't Get DEAD Later
John G. Kays'Love Letters Straight From Your Heart' (Twenty of the Groovy-Est Records for 2012) - A second source of inspiration, to prop up my sagging mummy-like carcass, is Nick Cave`s The Kindness of Strangers, which is a serial killer pop song, just what we need to comment on these troubled times. Who is Richard Slade? Well, I suppose he`s the killer. A gloomy dirge finds poor Mary Bellows a victim of this nasty chap.
John G. KaysWith No Competition, Bruno Mars` 'Unorthodox Jukebox' Shoots Straight to the Top of the Charts! - I need to insert the smokin`-est hook in my second paragraph, so I`ll say, Unorthodox Jukebox will be ubiquitous, blasting forth from tinty airport speakers, shopping mall sub-woofers, and wailin` outta Gentleman`s Clubs` audio inferno towers (and naturally, on every iphones, ipad, or ipod in the entire universe).
John G. KaysA Mostly Forgotten Record, Ravi and George`s Shankar Family & Friends, Is A Must Have! - Have you ever heard Shankar Family & Friends? Not many have. It was released in the U.S. on October 7, 1974, on George Harrison`s label Dark Horse, to a lukewarm response. It`s been mostly out of print for some time, but was included on the 2010 box set Collaborations. This is how I came across it.
SOP newswire2Neo-Soul Diva SY SMITH is the new VOICE on The Tonight Show ... - Sy Smith is the newest member of the Rickey Minor Band and sings to millions of viewers 5 nights a week on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno!
SOP newswire2'White Christmas' New Holiday Album By Brooke White - WHITE CHRISTMAS is BROOKE`s first full-length offering since the release of acclaimed debut album High Hopes & Heartbreak.
SOP newswire2Billy Craig's "I LOVE THIS SCHOOL TOUR" A BIG Hit! - It`s been another crazy year for Billy Craig. He has been working on a new release that will be complete in 2013.
SOP newswire2Tracy Randall Poised to Make Big Impact This Winter - With the goal to reach all audiences both in and out of church, Randall uses his past music industry experience working in mainstream music in creating a project that reaches beyond the walls.
SOP newswire2Kenny Rogers Celebrates Christmas! - Music Icon Kenny Rogers Celebrates 31st Anniversary of Christmas & Hits Tour
SOP newswire2Carly Rae Jepsen's Worldwide Hit "Call Me Maybe" Was Stolen! - The video alone has received hundreds of thousands of hits on You Tube, Twitter and the viral internet. It has received close to 2 million likes on Facebook.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza interviews Chris Grillo from the Band OHMS on The American Perspective - Judyth Piazza interviews Chris Grillo from the Band OHMS on The American Perspective Radio Program featured on The SOP Radio Network
SOP newswire212th Planet & Antiserum`s 'Bass Salt' Premieres on RollingStone.com - SMOG is one of the founding brands in the North American dubstep and bass music movement.
John G. KaysThe Whigs` Enjoy the Company Is Simple and Good as Its Hot Dog Logo! - Let me state this just as simply as I can, or as simple as the ballpark frank hotdog album cover, with a puddle of mustard on the side, looks. The Whig`s Enjoy the Company is a very good (if not an excellent) record! It`s contemporary, but at the same time, pays tribute to former shining moments in our Rock History.
SOP newswire2Hilary Kole a FINALIST in International Jazz Competition - Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jon Hendricks, Melissa Walker, Michael Bourne and Larry Rosen to Pick Winner
SOP newswire2PLA Media Pleased to Announce the Addition of Rock Band Brownsville Station - Brownsville Station was formed in the late Sixties by members Michael Lutz, Cub Koda, Tony Driggins, later adding Henry H-Bomb " Weck to their talented roster.
SOP newswire2Jamaican Recording Artist OMI (Omar Samuel Pasley) Up Close and Personal - Hailing from Clarendon, Jamaica, OMI is last of the four children of Kenroy and Rachel Pasley.
John G. KaysReflections On Six Masterful Compositions of Hal David and Burt Bacharach! - There are plenty of great obituaries or biopics on Hal David; you should read as many of these as you can get your hands on. I did just that myself, but also indulged in some interior reflections regarding how I internalized some of this great music when I was but a kid, and you might say, managed to make it my own.
John G. KaysThe Who Forged a Species of Music Known as MOD, which is Stronger than Ever Today! - I was reading this morning in The New York Times ( 'Quadrophenia,` Still a Flash Point for the Mods by Marc Spitz) that the Criterion Collection will reissue Quadrophenia on Blu-Ray and DVD this Tuesday. This inspired me to purchase The Who`s Quadrophenia on itunes (oddly enough, while I`m a big fan of The Who, I`ve never actually owned that title outright.
John G. KaysTomorrow Never Knows (The Album 2012) Provides Perfect Background Texture for Writers! - The Beatles; Tomorrow Never Knows (the album 2012), part of The Beatles Past Masters catalog, was released on itunes on July 24th, and gets you 14 Fab Four songs (that span their entire career) for just 8 dollars. I snatched it up shortly after it was available, and have been spinning it 24/7 ever since then.
John G. KaysIs Captain Beefheart a Superior Artist to The Beatles? Most Positively! - This is not an introduction. You can move it to the middle or to the ending, I don`t care. Nor is it a description of what I`m about to write; that`s forbidden, Captain Beefheart wouldn`t approve of that. It is black and white, though. You can fill in the peripherals with every tonal from the rainbow color wheel; he`ll dig it!
John G. KaysA Search for Traces of Indigenous Punk Rock at the Austin History Center! - Flashing news print images rip past my eyes in rapid succession! No, I`m not tripping, but rather I`m operating a brand new Canon Microfilm Scanner 800 II at the Austin History Center, researching microfilm from the Austin American Statesman. Last Friday I paid a visit to the archive for the City of Austin.
John G. KaysI Discover Some Early Pastels (I Did) of John and Paul in a Musty Archive Box! - I giggle to myself just now! A profound revelation: My Public Storage Unit is a home away from home. I knew about the Perma-Pak Portable Storage File for some time, but was a little afraid to look within. It contains my remote past, with many musty documents that tell some of the story of my teenage life, from the early to mid-1960s.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza interviews Music Sensation Hilary Kole on The American Perspective - Judyth Piazza interviews Music Sensation Hilary Kole on The American Perspective featured on The SOP Radio Network
SOP newswireSparkling Debut for 'Derrick Wright & Driven` - Derrick Wright, son of late gospel legend, Rev. Timothy Wright, turns tragedy into triumph with gospel debut.
John G. Kays'A Puzzling Preponderance of Punk Preservation!' - Alternating clarity of memory, then fade to obfuscation. Neither to exaggerate or to romanticize, nor to under-appreciate or to minimize needlessly. We need just the right mix. Task at hand: re-remember (as truthfully as we can) the Austin New Wave/Punk scene (for me, 1978-1980 only). But why bother, you might ask?
SOP newswire2Angela Spivey Signs With Tallahassee-Based Innovative Records - Angela Spivey #15 this week on the Billboard Gospel Chart with 'He Keeps His Promise'
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