Frank Kocher
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Frank Kocher replied to Dave Crotts's discussion 'When Would You Like to Have Been A Fly On The Wall......'
"Great idea for a blog. I can think of a few moments: Being there when the members of what became Buffalo Springfield ran into one another in a traffic jam in LA. Being at the session when Kooper and Bloomfield backed Dylan on "Like a Rolling…"
Feb 5
Frank Kocher replied to Terry Roland's discussion 'Remembering Pete Seeger... Please share your remembrances, favorite songs, concerts, etc.'
"I will always remember the night the Smothers Brothers put Pete on their variety show, I think it was a weekend night, in February 1968 during the peak of the Viet Nam war protests. The Brothers at the time were on the edge of what TV would slide…"
Feb 5
Frank Kocher replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion ' what does everyone have to say about Bob Dylan doing a car commercial for the Super Bowl?'
"Well, somebody here said, Springsteen ain't in Dylan's league. Musically, that is a good argument, but this is something else. Dylan is acting in this commercial. You think he wrote this? Bullshit, it was Madison Avenue execs who…"
Feb 4
Frank Kocher replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion ' what does everyone have to say about Bob Dylan doing a car commercial for the Super Bowl?'
"My reaction really hasn't changed: Pete Seeger's body was still warm and Bob D, writer of 'Blowin' in the Wind' whether he likes it or not considered by many an icon of a generation, sold out. The Super Bowl is more…"
Feb 4
Frank Kocher replied to rosencrantz's discussion 'Whither the Allman Brothers?'
"Now to hear the "Allmans Sound" I'll have to check out the spots on the Trucks Band and Govt Mule albums with Greg Allman singing; there is usually about one track per disc. Jim M pointed out yesterday that the discs with Warren and…"
Jan 13
Frank Kocher replied to Albert's discussion 'Whose Legacy Will Endure - Dylan or Mitchell?'
"It is kind of fascinating to see a lot of folks here dismissing Mitchell. I don't think you can call her the female Dylan, but that Court and Spark album was a masterpiece and she did five before it that were very, very good music-despite her…"
Jan 13
Frank Kocher replied to Albert's discussion 'Whose Legacy Will Endure - Dylan or Mitchell?'
"I'm a pretty big fan of Dylan and I thought a fan of Mitchell since I have all of her albums, and 30 of Dylan's. I always have heard that Mitchell isn't ever going to win personality of the year (nor will Bobby), but do you think that…"
Jan 7
Frank Kocher replied to Jeff Newport's discussion 'The Great Unknown'
""Sing Me a Rainbow"-Sons of Champlin "One Sunny Day"-Fleetwood Mac "Natural Born Lover"- Fats Domino "The Soul is the Rock"- Gordon Lightfoot "Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire"- Jonie…"
Dec 19, 2013
Frank Kocher replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
""Beautiful" by Gordon Lightfoot. It is the song my wife and I consider our song and I think of her when I hear it."
Dec 12, 2013
Frank Kocher replied to Randy Brown's discussion 'What Are You Listening To?'
"Richard Thompson, Amnesia"
Oct 15, 2013
Frank Kocher replied to Erich Stegmaier's discussion 'If you like ______, you may also like _______.'
"If you like Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers and similar road blues outfits you should check out San Diego's Black Market III. A recent band built around a veteran bluesman in power-trio format. They rock.  "
Oct 14, 2013
Frank Kocher replied to Hal Bogerd's discussion 'Live gigs: How short is too short?'
"I don't go to nearly as many shows as when I was younger, but have been to several shows where the sets were around 40 to 45 minutes. Once was Jean Luc Ponty in the mid '70s at a club at a college, at the same college, at a show in the…"
Oct 14, 2013
Frank Kocher replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"The Smithereens Play Tommy. Nice, clean power pop."
Oct 10, 2013
Frank Kocher replied to M.C. Walker's discussion 'About to take the plunge into vinyl--any pointers?'
"I don't think you need to become an audiophile to get the most out of vinyl LPs, but it is worth a few bucks to get a good direct drive turntable with a decent cartridge, and run it through an amp and speakers that will give some range. I have…"
Oct 10, 2013
Frank Kocher replied to Bob Gordon's discussion 'Does an artist’s politics impact your enjoyment of his/her music?'
"I freely admit that the politics expressed in a song has a lot to do with whether I will like it, or the singer/writer. I think roots music should express progressive politics, and the more socialist the tone, the better. This music should be…"
Oct 9, 2013
Frank Kocher replied to Harry Lipson's discussion 'How do you define Americana music?'
"I really like Jim M's analysis. For me, Americana music is a broad category that is uniquely "American" since in some way it all can be traced back to songs played by workers in the fields or hills in the 19th Century in the…"
Oct 9, 2013

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At 7:12am on April 26, 2013, NoDepression said…

Hi Frank,

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