Archive for August 7th, 2011

Something Else! sneak peek: Lindsey Buckingham, “Seeds We Sow” (2011)

“Seeds We Sow,” the title track to Lindsey Buckingham’s sixth solo album, due on Sept. 6, is a darkly introspective triumph

Half Notes: Grant Lee Phillips – Virginia Creeper (2004)

by Tom Johnson This is an album I grew so comfortable with so quickly that it nearly slipped my mind that it came out only in 2004 and is actually not an album I grew up listening to. Granted, Phillips has hardly changed his MO since disbanding Grant Lee Buffalo — which brings to mind the question “why not keepRead More

Steely Dan Sunday, "Any Major Dude Will Tell You" (1974)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** One litmus test to tell if you’re a baby boomer or older is if you can remember when the term “dude” was only used by surfer dudes or stoners out in California.

Half Notes: Chris West, “Surprise 3” (2011)

Nashville-based saxophonist Chris West continues an intriguing exploration of his own composition “Surprise,” this time alongside Jeff Coffin of the Dave Matthews Band. Appearing as the closing track on the new Disc 2 of his on-going Surprise Trilogy, “Surprise 3” finds West and Coffin intertwining through a series of conversational solos, going inside and outside, even as pianist Mason Embry,Read More