Archive for April 29th, 2012

Steely Dan Sunday: “The Second Arrangement” (1979, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday: “The Second Arrangement” (1979, unreleased)

If not for a young man’s goof, Steely Dan’s ‘Gaucho’ might have had a third hit.

Norah Jones – … Little Broken Hearts (2012)

At first blush, this Danger Mouse-produced effort sounds like post-modern mood music, with Jones’ reliably languid cries of loneliness surrounded by gurgling synths, fuzzy guitars and swooning strings. But there’s something else going on here

Mort Weiss: Getting ready for showtime – when you're the show

This time out, I’d like to delineate how it is for me when I go somewhere to appear as a guest artist. Specifically, I’m thinking about the time I headlined the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival in Portland, Oregon.

Forgotten series: Saigon Kick – Saigon Kick (1991)

So, these days, when most people think about the hard-rock scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, they think of a swirling mass of cookie-cutter bands that were much more about style and image than music.