Archive for December 25th, 2011

Gimme Five: Christmas music for people who are sick of Christmas music

By now, you’ve probably had just enough of the same old holly jolly stuff. Mark Saleski is here to help with some suggestions from off the beaten path …

Steely Dan Sunday, "The Caves Of Altamira" (1976)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Since Donald Fagen and Walter Becker first set out to be a songwriting team and only started a band when it became evident this was was going to be the only way to get their songs recorded in any meaningful way

Half Notes: A Perfect Circle – eMOTIVe (2004)

Ah, yes, another dreary offering from Tool-screamer Maynard James Keenan’s boring other band. They started out with a promising first album, Mer de Noms, then followed it up with the tedious and monotonous Thirteenth Step and returned in ’04 with that staple of washed-up bands: the covers-album. What do they destroy on this outing? How about some Depeche Mode (“PeopleRead More

Tim Coffman – Cruisin’ Pacific Coast Highways: The Longboard Collection (2011)

Being a resident of San Diego, Tim Coffman lives and breathes the tantalizing trimmings of Southern California.