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The COAR Radio Show

Hello! I have come up to the San Jose area for a few days and have met with an old radio broadcasting friend, Timothy J. Tim and I used to have a show on KFJC (89.7 FM, Foothill Junior College, Los Altos Hills) called the Tuesday Radio Tabloids where we would get a bunch of ridiculous tabloid stories on the air and take phone calls on them. (I also worked on the air at a commercial radio station called KSJO, before it got sold off and went Spanish-language, but that's another story...) As happens, our careers took different directions, and I moved to Long Beach.

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Black Sabbath: Released 45 Years Ago Today

Forty-five years ago today, Black Sabbath released their first album to the world. The band was even so generous as to upload a video of their performance live at L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix in Paris performing songs from the first album and Paranoid on 20 December 1970:

We've all watched this a few times at various places on YouTube. It's awesome to see a Black Sabbath-sanctioned version!

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Quatermass: The Album That Destroyed Deep Purple

Proto-metal aficionados rejoice! (Long post follows)

So I went looking for some deep tracks - the kind that you rarely ever hear of. THEY ARE OUT THERE. In fact, it's amazing just how much material is available now through YouTube and other places that simply was never available on a mass-market basis before. The real challenge is cataloging it and separating the wheat from the chaff. I believe we have just such a find today.

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25 Things Every MUSICIAN Should Know

Found a great article, linked just below. It's geared for guitarists, but just about anyone who is looking to become a professional musician can learn from the advice posted. The article is titled "25 things every guitarist should know". If you're an aspiring musician, there's some really solid advice about getting your act together to become a working musician. Like all articles, this does not encompass everything that you ought to know and put into practice (that would require a book), but it's a very reasonable place to start.

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Orange Goblin: Frequencies from Planet Ten

So we've loved Orange Goblin for years here at Thermionic. It occured to us to share Orange Goblin here because, while we like to find and share new (and old) obscure stuff that we search out, sometimes we're so deep in it, we don't realize that what's "well known". Orange Goblin is one of those bands that clearly creates and performs great music. They really haven't broken through. There's no radio airplay. There's no mention of them in the media. Of course, that could be said of just about every "heavy" band today.

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Doom in June 2014

I went to Doom in June 2011 to loan one of our amps to Kent Stump of the band Wo Fat. Had an awesome time! When it came time to see about the followup, there was no Doom in June in 2012. Being out of the loop, I ended up missing 2013. This year, I'm going!

I got two beefs with the Cheyenne Saloon as a venue:
1.) They have these inconvenient pool tables in inconvenient places that make watching the bands less than optimal.
2.) The beer is warm.

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Current Doom Works too!

Just found this! Very pleased.

Released in 2013: Black Oath. Nice tempo. Good (not great) vocal harmonies. No banshee screaming or cookie monster. If this is their freshman effort, I expect great things from them in their future. I'll be putting these guys on the short list for my next purchase.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pGrRjBvTZo

Enjoy!

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