Archive for June 27th, 2011

Something Else! Interview: Joey Molland, of Badfinger

For Joey Molland, the last surviving member of the classic lineup of Badfinger, every day is a gift. “I have me health, and my voice is holding up,” Molland, 64, told us in a recent interview. “I keep practicing on my guitar, so I can get better one day.

Half Notes: Jandek – Glasgow Monday DVD (2007)

by Mark Saleski Blame this one on Irwin Chusid and his book Songs in the Key of Z. His chapter on Jandek drove me to seek out Jandek’s CDs — much to the displeasure of TheWife™. I’ve been hooked ever since. Don’t let the fact that the man can’t either sing or play very well worry you. I’m not goingRead More

Movies: AC/DC – Live at River Plate (2011)

Of the two recently released AC/DC DVDs, Live at River Plate is by far the least interesting to me. I’m much more intrigued by the long-awaited DVD/Blu-Ray release of Let There Be Rock, featuring original singer Bon Scott. But this is the one Sony has presented me with, so here we go.

One Track Mind: Frank Sinatra and Count Basie, "The Best Is Yet To Come" (1964)

The crashing brilliance of “The Best Is Yet To Come,” courtesy of Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie band, came to mind on this, the fifth anniversary of Something Else! Reviews.

The Tragically Hip – In Between Evolution (2004)

by Tom Johnson The Tragically Hip, a staple in the band’s homeland of Canada, was still largely unknown in the U.S., two decades in their career. In Between Evolution seemed to be a concerted effort to break through in the states.

One Track Mind: Tony! Toni! Toné!, "Anniversary" (1993)

Do you know what today is? It’s our anniversary. R&B songs from the 1990s don’t come a lot in the rotation in that endless soundtrack running in my head, but this sweet, jazzy little Philly soul-cum-New Jack Swing slow jam stands out in my book