Mike Mettler

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Mike Mettler Posted: Oct 05, 2012 0 comments

Duke Ellington knew how to swing. Ellington (1899–1974) was one of the most prolific and influential songwriters of the 20th Century, a purveyor of what he liked to call American Music (he eschewed being labeled as “just” a jazz artist). You know him, even if you don’t think you know him: “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “Mood Indigo,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” are but slivers of his deep (and deep-felt) compositional and performing catalog.

One particular set of highly attuned ears that were influenced by Ellington’s magic happen to belong to Joe Jackson. Yes, that Joe Jackson, he of the skinny-tie New Wave scene of the late ’70s who began reinventing himself at the dawn of the ’80s and never looked back. “I was always ready to move on,” Jackson, 58, said matter-of-factly over lunch in midtown Manhattan this past spring. (Well, to clarify, I had lunch; Jackson was content with “just water.”) “It never occurred to me that listeners may not have been ready to hear it. I thought the whole idea of being an artist was to do something different than everyone else.”

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Mike Mettler Posted: Apr 25, 2013 0 comments

With a score of dates set to go now onsale tomorrow today (4/26) for Steely Dan's Mood Swings 2013: 8 Miles to Pancake Day summer/fall tour, I thought it only appropriate to revisit the time I've spent over the years with our favorite audiophile-

Mike Mettler Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments
20th Century Fox
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With Season 7

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Mike Mettler Posted: Sep 04, 2007 0 comments

Mike Mettler Posted: Feb 03, 2006 0 comments
R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour Anthem/Zöe Vision
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Reprise (10 Blu-ray Discs)
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"FUCK THE AUDIENCE." So say
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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 06, 2006 0 comments

How does it feel to have the two Sirius channels that you created - Underground Garage (Channel 25) and Outlaw Country (Channel 36) - broadcasting 24/7? I feel like we made history already, you know? It's not easy to create a new format in radio, and I created two.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Feb 25, 2011 0 comments
Review
BBC/Warner
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“The game is on!” So flows the contemporary parlance of Sherlock Holmes, brilliantly re-imagined as the world’s only consulting detective in modern-day

Mike Mettler Posted: Sep 27, 2011 0 comments

“This is one case where the record company got it right.”

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