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Darius Degher

There haven’t been too many songs that have name-checked San Diego over the years. Tom Waits gave us “San Diego Serenade;” Springsteen throws in a mention about a french restaurant in “Rosalita;” Bing Crosby crooned about when the surf meets the turf in Del Mar; and more recently, Paul Cannon offers the San Diego (Padres semi theme?) song “Homegrown.” None of these, though, possess the hometown adulation that Darius Degher pours into his single “Leucadia Love Song.”



The new release from Black Market III, Songs That Shake The Cage, features Scottie Blinn powering through an album of mostly covers with a gritty growl, creating a rough and tumble landscape for his three piece band to ride rough shod over. Usually an album of covers is enough to stop me from giving it more than a listen, but “Mad Dog” Blinn grabs these songs by the throat and chokes the truth out of them.

Suze Rotolo: 1943 – 2011

Suze Rotolo

Suze Rotolo, unknown to most, though immortalized on the cover of Bob Dylan’s Freewheelin’ album, might have played one of the most significant parts in the history of rock and roll. Living in New York city in the early 60’s, Rotolo met and befriended a young man from Minnesota named Robert Zimmerman. Zimmerman was in town with his guitar, harmonica, and the new alias of Bob Dylan.

MOJO Magazine Turns 200 with Guest Editor Tom Waits

Tom Waits

MOJO Magazine has delivered the best heaping serving of music and art goodness for 17 years, 200 issues. This UK based magazine combines classic rock tales and reviews with eclectic takes on music and the arts, featuring some of the best writers in the genre. So, when they were looking around to make a big splash to celebrate their 200th issue, who did they choose to be the guest editor? None other than Tom Waits!

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