Archive for July 3rd, 2011

Steely Dan Sunday, “My Old School” (1973)

Steely Dan Sunday, “My Old School” (1973)

Steely Dan’s “My Old School” features a boss, brassy Stax sound plopped right into a piano-driven hard shuffle – making this a fun, foot-stomping number.

Half Notes: Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise (2005)

by Tom Johnson The second installment in Stevens’ planned 50-piece “states” series took aim at Illinois. As a follow-up to 2004’s stunning Seven Swans, it struggles a bit, but is a rewarding and entertaining listen. Stevens’ music is pretty much entirely acoustic — banjos, guitars, piano. Those who want another Swans, which was such a quiet, darkly beautiful affair, mayRead More