Tag Archives: Birthday

Playlist: July 4th Independence Day Special

3 Jul

The long holiday weekend has arrived! In honor of America’s birthday, here’s 19 hours worth of music to play during your drive, bbq, pool party, or just laying around. A little old, a little new, some fast, some slow, definitely bands you’ll recognize, others you wont but in the end, it’s all over the place and I think you’ll dig it. Hit the shuffle button and press play Enjoy! Happy Independence Day!


Happy Birthday Jimi!

27 Nov

Today would have been Jimi Hendrix’s 70th birthday! A little salute to the musician I wish I could have seen perform live.

Cool little tribute here via Spinner to.

Happy Birthday MJ!

29 Aug

Today would have been Michael Jackson’s 54th birthday. MTV did a great job with their piece HERE on the King of Pop’s year in pop music and the influence he still has on us. Check it out.

As for me, thanks MJ for giving us music that will always live on and bring smiles to millions.




I turned two today! Well, DoYouHearTheMusic.com did!

2 Aug

Crazy for me to think that two years ago I started this online journal aka my music spot on the massive internet aka a blog.  I think what I’m most excited about is that I haven’t given up and that I’ve tried to keep posting new, interesting and fun content to share with friends and people I have never met (closing in on 700 posts!).  But the most joy I get out of penning doyouhearthemusic.com is when someone tells me they love xyz band I posted, dug that new song or tell me a new band to check out.  Music is the universal language that can connect everyone in some shape or form and I’m just happy being a piece to that puzzle.

The last year has brought me incredible memories via music.  I spent 15 of the coolest minutes of my life talking to Mr. Jimmy Cliff. That interview ran in Vegas SEVEN as did my chats with Walk The Moon, Foster The People and Ryan Bingham.  I made my radio debut and started writing for a second publication getting to feature DJs.  I made my first trip to Lollapalooza (to which I am going back to tomorrow), I returned to Bonnaroo and reveled in four glorious days of music with incredible friends.  I discovered new bands and musicians like The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, Sleeper Agent, San Cisco, Clement Marfo & The Frontline, New Navy, Baywood, Jukebox The Ghost, Zach Heckendorf….you get the point, I could go on forever.  I saw some incredible concerts with the likes of rising stars Vintage Trouble and Allen Stone to some of my favorites like Dave Matthews Band, O.A.R., G. Love and Dispatch.  Said goodbye to some truly amazing musicians who’s music I grew up listening to (RIP Adam Yauch, Whitney Houston, Levon Helm, Donna Summer, Robin Gibb, Etta James, Davy Jones).

All in, not a bad 365 days!  But where do I go from here?  Guess we’ll just have to wait and see but if the stars align, the next year could be the most rocking one ever!

Peace + Love + Music


Happy Birthday Sir Paul McCartney!

18 Jun

Happy 70th birthday to the legend, Sir Paul McCartney!  Still out there rocking and rolling, and let’s hope this doesn’t stop anytime soon!

Real quick – in a past life I interacted with celebrities on a weekly basis and never got star struck except for one time, with Sir Paul McCartney himself. It was the opening of LOVE at the Mirage Las Vegas and I guess I just view him as bigger than life so for me it was interacting with a person who is not only celebrated around the world but someone who connects with people of all ages.

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan!!

24 May

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to Bob Dylan! Mr. Robert Allen Zimmerman, a spry 71 years old today!

I can’t even imagine where my love of music would be today without Bob Dylan. I was fortunate to have grown-up listening to his music and he was the first artist who’s music I really began collecting. Before the days of Spotify, iTunes, Napster, etc. and getting my hands on some of his CDs (hey, if I was older it would be all about the vinyl) was always something I looked forward to.  I think I wore through my Desire disc listening to it on repeat so much.  Plus I’ll never forget the first time I ever got to see him live, June 19, 1995 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey OPENING for the Grateful Dead! What a sight and scene it was.

To someone who has had such an influence on so many individuals, a tip of the hat for all you’ve done so far and what you will do in the future!


Happy Birthday Jimi Hendrix

27 Nov

James Marshall Hendrix, today would have been his 69th birthday. I’m guessing I’m like many and have a list of artists/bands I wish I could have seen perform live but there is nobody on that list higher than Jimi Hendrix.  The greatest guitarist of all time, what a treat it would have been to get a glimpse of the man and the music many of us have grown up listening to and hearing tales of.

Happy Birthday Tupac/Bishop

16 Jun

Today would have been Tupac’s 40th birthday. I figured it was an appropriate time to recall one of my favorite movies of all time, Juice and the character he played, Bishop.