Life, put to music.
It may not be Carnegie Hall in New York City, or Royal Albert Hall in London, or Konzerthaus in Berlin, but for that moment-on that night-it could well have been symphony night at the Vienna State Opera with Mahler himself holding the door and Strauss serving as usher.
Gone for a while, but now Bach at it.
In a genre as fiercely independent minded as Jazz can be, one of the few universally held truths is the greatness of John Coltrane. While his “A Love Supreme” is often discussed as the greatest of Jazz Albums, newly released material by Coltrane and his band from earlier in his career has emerged.
Songs That You Have No Idea What They Are Singing
There is of course a generation gap here; record stores being an alien concept to anyone born after big box retailers and the now dominance of digital and streaming. But in turning Record Store Day into a de-facto social event, old school shopping merges with the latest of social media trends. This development is not unlike how the record store used to be.
How To Make Breakfast In Bed
A partial setlist with autobiographical fragments.
And Lent is once again upon us.
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Contact your friends that you still think about all the time but haven’t talked to for a while.
The artistic black and white video thing
Albums that still hold up.
Haunted by some of the ghosts of 1992
Boom boom boom.
Boom boom boom boom.
A minor complaint about some music videos and a couple of songs
Find you someone who looks at you the way Jack White looks at Jimmy Page’s fingers.
Tom Petty has passed away at 66.
I figure Tom Petty has given us reason enough to have a music post a little bit early.
Country music loses another…
Benefits to the ubiquitous 3-chord song include: Mashups
I have been thinking about Album Covers
Specifically, the best ones.
Listening to music is not always easy.
Kesha’s “Woman” is a furiously hot track, but does it rise to the level of Bop?
An Assertion About Minimalist Covers
A somewhat disappointed review of the new Alt-J album.
David Weigel’s new book on the rise and fall of prog rock is an excellent journey into one of the weirdest eras of popular music.
Is it possible to make an album when everybody is totally tripping on acid?
As it turns out, it is.
I bought an album that is the best album I’ve listened to in years. Seriously.
It’s Nothing’s “Tired of Tomorrow”
You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
There Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens and associated context.
I need help giving someone a crash course in Rock and Roll.
I need help bad.
Some modest suggestions to revive moribund symphonies and orchestras.
Full disclosure: on my wife’s cell phone, her ringtone for me is a sample from “White and Nerdy”.
Is Naughty By Nature’s “Feel Me Flow” a bop?
Let’s play another round of Bop Or Not, this time with the Fine Young Cannibals’ “Johnny Come Home.”
In the aftermath of Dystopia Week, a new project to feature music and fiction.