Archive for August 2nd, 2011

Sly Stone – I'm Back!: Family and Friends (2011)

Sly Stone appeared in the late 1960s just as he was needed – in a time when the music itself seemed to be a reflection of the emotional divide between blacks and whites.

One Track Mind: Eric Hisaw, “Payphone” (2011)

There’s a specificity to this song, by Austin, Texas-based roots rocker Eric Hisaw, that pulls you all the way into the story.

Forgotten series: Bruce Dickinson – Tattooed Millionaire (1990)

by Fred Phillips When Bruce Dickinson’s first solo album, Tattooed Millionaire, arrived in 1990, it left me — and I’m sure many other Iron Maiden fans — just a little confused.

Half Notes: Mike Prigodich – A Stitch in Time (2011)

By day, Mike Prigodich works at a software company, though as a kid he dreamt of becoming a professional jazz musician. It might have ended right there, but for a bout with cancer that began in November 2008. Inspired by the post-diagnosis successes of Lance Armstrong, with whom he shared an oncologist, Prigodich began a second life in music. HeRead More