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Doc Rock: Son of God…..With a Beat

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I’m certain I’ve listened to this album at least annually since its release in 1970: Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”. The year it was released I was in religious confirmation classes preparing to be accepted as a man in the church. Being the good little Lutheran kids we were, we were suitably appalled by Tim Rice’s depiction of Christ as a fallible human being filled with doubt and fear as well as his unconventional portrayal of …

Shred the Art Museum – Jan 2011 Edit

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After Philly was pounded with 15 inches of snow I met up with some of the Philly RedBull / Temple University Snowboard Club crew for an urban session around the Art Museum. For more information about Temple’s Crew visit – http://www.tusnowboarding.com/ Peep the action below

The Thinking Man – “Brain Talk”

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  BOMS is pleased to welcome an old friend and current expat to the mix.  He has been passionate about music, travel, sport and life’s ever changing discoveries ever since I met him in High School 20+ years ago.  Since then he has lived a variety of lives in from our nation’s capital to southern California and currently resides with his wife and son in Zurich, Switzerland.  From Politics to Portishead, there’s not much he can’t discuss.  BOMS will tap …

Kayce Studies: Ayahuasca – Chapter I

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Joining the BOMS team is Aaron Kayce, a highly talented writer and music journalist living on the west coast.  He will be writing a monthly feature for BOMS that we are extremely excited about.  For those of you not familiar with Kayce’s work here’s what we know in a nutshell.  First and foremost Kayce is a staple in the music journalism scene.  He spent just shy of a decade as JamBase’s Editor-in-Chief and now contributes regularly to SPIN, Relix, San …

KidRockers @ The World Cafe Live

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The World Café Live has been hosting weekend afternoon concerts for the youngsters in your lives under the guise Peanut butter and Jams.  I have got to admit that on more than one occasion I’ve been a tad jealous that these shows aren’t geared more for adults.  Who doesn’t want to catch a Saturday nooner with a couple rocking bands?  So I jumped at the chance when the Shackeltons Mark Redding told me about their Kidrockers afternoon show with Reading …

Doc Rock #1 Death: “For The Whole World To See”

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The BOMS Team warmly welcomes Doc Rock, an ER Doctor who works at a hospital in the wilds of Northern New England.  Doc Rock has been working the night shift for the better half of 25 years and can be found late night dealing with a variety of head wounds, gut shots, snow mobile chaos as well as treating the many mishaps based on over-indulgence.  Doc Rock’s crazy nights lend one to think he may enjoy quieter days.  This folks …

Getting Freaky with the Free Form Funky Freqs

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  This past Thursday Philadelphia was treated to the 46th show that the Free Form Funky Freqs have ever played.  In fact they don’t practice and definitively don’t pen set lists.  G. Calvin Weston, Vernon Reid and Jamaladeen Tacoma simply announce the show, arrive, and start playing whatever they are feeling.  This particular evening was a wild romp through some pretty far out jazz and freaky funk that demonstrated just why these cats are a must see anytime they play.  …

Aaron Kayce’s Top Albums and Shows of 2010

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Soon the BOMS team will be joined by Aaron Kayce, a highly talented writer and music journalist living on the west coast. He will be writing a monthly feature for BOMS that we are extremely excited about. That work will start in January. Until then Kayce has offered up his top 10 albums, top 5 live shows and a couple of releases that he is most looking forward to in 2011.  From The National to Big Light and My Morning …

Behind the Lens – A Look at Pro Skier Nick Martini’s Video Work

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Nick Martini grew up in Winchester, MA, and began skiing at Cannon Mountain NH. Since then he has risen in the ranks to pro skier travelling around the world greasing rails and throwing huge airs for the masses to ponder.  He suffered a nasty ACL injury in 2010 and spent the last months recovering for the 2011 season.  In Nick’s down time between classes at University of Colorado Boulder and dodging gapers he and brother Alex have been producing some …

Top 10 Albums of 2010

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While compiling a list of my favorite albums of 2010, I was reminded of a quote someone said in the comments section of an article I did for Jambase several years ago.  The comment said, “rating music is much like rating that last breath of air you just took.” You can interoperate that comment in several ways.  I took it that music is as much a necessity to some of us as is the way our bodies process oxygen. Whatever …