Dan Sweeney

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  • 12 years ago | Music News

    For a brief moment in the mid- to late 1990s, it looked as if the hippies were taking over. Phish had picked up where the Grateful Dead left off. Widespread Panic slipped into household-name status for a millisecond. And Blues Traveler had a littl...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    More than 40 years ago, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Newton Minow called television programming "the vast wasteland." But if TV is really that bad, what's radio? The medium has become one cookie-cutter station after another, usually ...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Nearly a century ago, Ezra Pound, perhaps the most Modern of the Modern poets, tore up everything that came before him with the battle cry, "Make it new!" Everything that had gone before was just a piss down the drain -- n ot just the poets of yes...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    The conventional wisdom about Ziggy Marley is that as he gets older, his voice more resembles that of his daddy, Robert Nesta Marley, and his music sounds less and less like that of his father. This maxim has been stated so many times by music cri...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    After 30 years of LSD-friendly rock 'n' roll, the Grateful Dead requires no introduction. But perhaps the Dead needs one. After Jerry "Captain Trips" Garcia embarked on his final journey in 1995, the rest of the band got together and continued as ...

  • 12 years ago

    Rising above the other beachside hotels of Hollywood's Ocean Avenue like some glittering green-and-white Tower of Babel, the Westin Diplomat spares no expense. As people troll for low-cost parking on A1A (valet service at the hotel's front entranc...

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