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No more Amy Winehouse albums to be released.

September 15th, 2014 by Cindy H

On Saturday September 13th a statue in the likeness of late singer Amy Winehouse was erected in Camden. Her Father Mitch Winehouse was present for the commemoration and spoke to reporters on the possibility of new music by his daughter being released. Mitch claims that while there are numerous versions of Back to Black, the artists second and final album, there is no plan to release any of the recordings, “we don’t want to rip people off, there is no more new music”. Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/amy-winehouse/79769?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=amywinehouse#1

U2 Releases Album Free to Apple Users

September 12th, 2014 by Cindy H

U2′s first major project since 2009 has been eagerly anticipated by fans the world over, but when it finally came it was not in the way anyone expected, and it turns out that’s just fine. U2 releases their newest album Songs Of Innocence as a free download for the millions of iTunes users across the globe. Songs of Innocence as an album takes U2 back to their roots and like the opening song “The Miracle of Johnny Ramone” many of the tracks pay tribute to the artists and sounds that have been influential to U2 since the early years. 

Read more on Songs of Innocence at Billboard.com.

Bruce Springsteen To Guest Star on Lillyhammer.

September 12th, 2014 by Cindy H

From the Boss to the mortician, Bruce Springsteen is to make an appearance in the upcoming third season of the popular Netflix program Lillyhammer. The show follows the saga of Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano, an ex-Mafioso that escapes to Norway in order to escape the anger of a former colleague that he testified against. The show just happens to star former Sopranos star and member of Springsteen’s own E street Band, Steven Van Zandt.  Springsteen is reported to be appearing along side his band mate in the role of a mortician and it is not expected that he fill more than a guest role. Read more at The AV Club.

Pairings with Chef Bill Fuller

September 12th, 2014 by Cindy H


Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

Pairings Sept 12 2014 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

Cindy’s song pick: There are many musical performances in the city of Pittsburgh this weekend. Artists such as the Black Keys, Moby, Portugal. The Man. Another big name preforming on Sunday performs Sean Rowe, so Cindy’s song pick is “Downwind” by Sean Rowe.


Bills Menu Pairing: Listening to Sean Rowe puts Bill in the mind of a man who has either been in prison and escaped or perhaps is on the run after being framed for a crime he did not commit. It is a rough, gravely, gritty feeling that puts him in mind of a man who must steal from local fields and windows for sustenance, like a vagabond in the early part of the 21st century.

Stolen field Corn

Can of Beans

Dandilion Greens

Cooling Pie

Well Water

Bills Menu Pick:  For Bill’s menu, he draws inspiration from the gradually cooling weather we are experiencing, “It brings out the desire to cook at home, cook a warm hearty comfortable meal”. Bills picks are very much comfort food.

Home Baked Bread

Beef Brisket With Veggies

Egg Noodles

Red Wine

Cindy’s Song Pairing: To match such a hearty meal, Cindy searched for something equally as hearty, something that instills a sense of warmth and comfort, but also makes you patiently wait as one would have to for such a delicious meal.. Cindy Settled on Adele’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love”.

Adele “Make you Feel My Love”