ThURGHsday! #11 – Klaus Nomi

If XTC is one of the most electrifying performances in URGH! A Music War, Klaus Nomi is the most liberating. Liberating because – what else would you call it? A man in his 30’s in white makeup with black accents, almost Kabuki-style, adorned in a geometric costume, backed by a tight band in white jumpsuits, […]

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ThURGHsday! #10 – XTC

One of the more electrifying performances of the film for me is XTC‘s “Respectable Street.” The clip opens with a frenzied Andy Partridge pointing to the crowd and yelling: “YOU! Gimme some rhythm, I need some rhythm!” while stamping out the beat on the stage. The crowd starts to clap in time and he introduces […]

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Mother’s Music and Revolution

Time for another guest post here on Your Older Brother! Nathan Felix is here to tell us about Texas, Janis Joplin, Revolution Music, and his Older Brother – his mom. I do have an older brother but he didn’t have a huge impact on my musical tastes. We were close in age (2 years) and I […]

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Nathan Felix – Big Audio Dynamo

Nathan Felix’s first symphony, The Curse, The Cross, and the Lion, will have its world premier performance on February 13th & 14th, 2015 in Cleveland, OH area by the Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra, conducted by Steve Eva. Tickets are available from the Chagrin Valley Little Theater site. It was a surprisingly chilly Friday in mid-September when I […]

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2014 Top Compendium

I put a lot of time into my own year-end list, so I wanted to share the love and let y’all know about year-end lists from a few friends of mine. First up is Dan’s list. He counts down his top 100 of the year, no duplicate bands, one sentence per song. The past couple […]

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Ric Flair With Musical Taste

This is the first guest post on Your Older Brother’s Music blog! Joshua R. Kraemer is here to tell us about R.E.M., pro wrestling, and his Older Brother – Dean. I grew up in Virginia watching Mid-Atlantic Wrestling. If it wasn’t wrestling, it would have been NASCAR. Most everyone that I grew up with loved each […]

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