Damn, these are crazy times. Even just a week ago seems like years. I hope whoever reads this is healthy and safe, and that if you’re ill, you get well soon. I’m right near New York City, which as of now has become the center of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Everything isContinue reading “3/21/20: The lion sings tonight”
What do you do when you’re in the middle of a gig and your voice gives out? You think fast.
I was always a big fan of this song. I knew they were using samples from Blue Note recordings, but never bothered to track down the original source material. But then it came and found me. I was listening to the radio, and some Herbie Hancock came on: It’s great to listen toContinue reading “7/10/17: US3 & Herbie Hancock”
So I was making a song mix for a friend of mine, all stuff from the nineties. I would say “mix tape,” which is obsolete, but I was actually making a CD, which is also obsolete. And then Chris Cornell died. I hadn’t planned to put any Soundgarden on the mix – I sold myContinue reading
This is the week!
Sometimes too much bass is not nearly enough.
There. Now you’ll be singing this to yourself all day long. I know I will. Back in the late 90’s, even jaded grunge enthusiasts had to begrudgingly (be-grungily?) admit how much fun this song is. And for the younger crowd, this was a perfect pop-crush band; three cute brothers, and one for every age range.Continue reading “5/23/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
David Bowie died on Sunday at the age of 69. In an age of macho bullshit rock & roll, he moved fluidly between styles of music, fashion, and taste, while writing great songs and lyrics. If you haven’t listened to much of Bowie’s music, 1969 – 1983 is recognized as being his “peak” period, but heContinue reading “January 11, 2016: David Bowie”
Oh, how I love this album. I bought it because I liked the cover, something that has served me very well in the past. Album art is really important, even now that physical album covers are becoming rare. It’s a fantastic record. It goes from total noise to neo-country music, and the song arrangements areContinue reading “December 30, 2015”