Archive for September 30th, 2010

Gimme Five: Beatles songs where Ringo Starr doesn’t, you know, suck

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has taken his share of knocks over the years. Some of those, in the interest of full disclosure, came from us. Then there was legendary jazz figure Buddy Rich’s blunt assessment: “Ringo Starr was adequate. No more than that.” Still, it wasn’t like he didn’t have his moments — often curiously effective moments, but moments nonetheless.Read More

Oran Etkin – Wake Up Clarinet! (2010)

Oran Etkin – Wake Up Clarinet! (2010)

by Mark Saleski She put on Stevie Wonder’s “Living For The City” and then asked us to call out the instruments that we heard. I don’t really remember how we all did, but that moment has always stayed with me. An actual music class in middle school. It wasn’t just about clefs and notes and all of that either. ItRead More