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As some of you know, we have a Westinghouse 42″ 1080p LCD television (gratuitous product plug), and have the Dish Network High Def service. One of the high def channels, Rave, is devoted to music. They show live concerts and interview / performances of all kinds of artists. It is what MTV could have and should have evolved into. One show on the channel is “Later… With Jools Holland“. Tonights show featured artist Dr. John, and an interview with Nick Rhoads from Duran Duran. There were two new artists who caught my attention. One was Gnarles Barkley. This band is sort of a post modern acid R & B funky junk outfit. Your feet can’t help but move to their sounds. The other artist that really caught my ear was a guy named James Morrison. He looks like he’s 17, but the voice? Man. This kid has some of the most soulful pipes I’ve heard in a long time. His vocal inflections remind me of Terence Trent D’Arby, and has the emotional instincts of Paul Carrack. Check them out!

PS. Mr. Holland played keyboard for personal favorite band – Squeeze, and Mr. Carrack tickled the ivories and sang a few songs for them as well, the most well known being Tempted.