With the exception of Fridays and the holidays, I don’t normally put on music based on the situation. But as 2012 drew to a close, I found myself listening to Neil Young’s Psychedelic Pill quite often, probably every couple of days. And why was that?
Archive for December, 2012
‘I haven’t put it in the oven yet': Ex-Yes frontman Jon Anderson still at work on long-awaited Olias sequel
Jon Anderson isn’t fronting Yes anymore — but he isn’t slowing down either. Upcoming projects include a sequel to his solo debut as well as a collaboration with Rickie Lee Jones sideman Jeff Pevar.
‘We’ll see what we shall see': Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page isn’t saying much about promised new solo album
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6zYf33Yi9E&w=500&h=305] Don’t expect to get a whole lotta details from Jimmy Page on his long-awaited new solo album, scheduled for release sometime in 2013. The Led Zeppelin legend insists that saying too much only sets up false impressions.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCuRmUpou1o&w=500&h=305] Only Van Halen’s David Lee Roth could put on a New Year’s gala this gloriously weird.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyAcS6ajrKQ&w=500&h=355] Imagine guitarist Andy Summers’ surprise when he heard his iconic riff from the Police’s “Every Breath You Take” for the first time as part of a Puff Daddy song — on his kid’s radio.
Affably difficult to dislike, yet seldom transcendent as a solo artist, Ringo Starr would become the only ex-Beatle who failed to earn an individual chart-topper in his native Britain. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t hidden moments to enjoy.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYSj7Km3YH8&w=385&h=280] Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lincoln Street Exit encountered a wealth of local popularity during the freak years.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk7NPU9jF3E&w=420&h=315] Jazz performed by large orchestras make up a big, important part of the history of jazz but the kind of big bands that get me fired up the most are ones who break from convention and behave like a rowdy, small band.
This isn’t going to be pretty. It will, however, be honest… It’s not in my nature to just toss up my hands at a challenge, which is what I almost did when presented with the twelve songs of Tunnel Of Love.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOi0tC00Luc&w=500&h=305] We stop today to remember those who left the world of music in 2012, from Dave Brubeck and Dick Clark to Levon Helm and Ronnie Montrose.