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A Musical Gold Mine - New Music for Old People

I found the most amazing music discovery source last night. I've checked out Al Kooper's website many times. He has a good top 100 records of all time list on it. On his personal website he makes no mention of a very good column that he writes for The Morton Report. What the fuck is the Morton Report? Doesn't matter. Al Kooper does a weekly column for them called New Music for Old People. He listens tall all the new music that comes out on iTunes every week and picks out 10 songs he likes. He's overqualified, to put it mildly, but I'm grateful he's sharing some of his insights. The fact that he's been doing this for decades because he's a music freak (Burnaholics Anonymous) makes it even better. Not all the music is new, some weeks he picks a theme but at the end of the day its his unbiased opinion. That's hard to find in the music press. Is the new Garbage album any good? What would you compare it to, old Garbage? Kooper has a very broad perspective one what is good but also what is fun (Me First and the Gimme Gimmes!).

I found out about it through a Bob Lefsetz post on Playlists. I hate Bob Lefsetz because he makes fun of Springsteen. I love Bob Lefsetz because he takes on pompous blowhards like Gene Simmons.