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So Many Bands, So Little Time

I’m not going to pretend to know all of the bands that will be playing at Bonnaroo. So, thank god for friends! I have recruited my friends to round up as many CD's of artists as they can so I can learn the songs for prep and research. Amazingly, this little exercise should have me just about covered. I am a music lover & dabbler in different musical genres, but having children they seem to dictate what is played on the radio. As a result, I have developed an eclectic taste of music. This includes anything from Sesame Street to Nine Inch Nails. From Rick Springfield to Beastie Boys. I’ll even tolerate Brittney Spears. But to me, music is like traveling. With a simple song I can travel back in time. I can escape to a different land (like 123 Sesame Street, right around the corner from Oscar the Grouch), or soak in the sun on a beach, with a drink in hand, in the middle of winter. I can hardly wait for Bonnaroo to create it’s own memories with it’s wide range of musical choices! Research starts with Citizen Cope and all I have to say is WOW!! I quote, “His music is simple to the point of being stripped down, as if bearing it all was the only way to get our attention.With a mix of hip-hop, folk and blues his songs are mostly beats – mix bass drum, high hat, snare, clap track and texture and keyboard for lift.” I’m completely in love. What an amazing artist. I will definitely be rubbing elbows with this man. --posted by Trish

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