Archive for December 26th, 2012

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2012

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2012

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvpoiiBW9bc&w=500&h=305] We’ve each already had our say, individually. Said our piece. Then came time to meet over the remnants of the egg nog and hammer out a consensus — before we go over the disc-al cliff into 2013.

Sylvain Leroux – Quatuor Créole (featuring Karl Berger) (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MNXe-AZ4dY&w=420&h=315] If you don’t know anything else about the Montreal-born flautist Sylvain LeRoux and his music, just two things are instructive: he has a passion for Thelonious Monk and a passion for West African music.

Something Else! Interview: Genesis co-founder Anthony Phillips

Something Else! Interview: Genesis co-founder Anthony Phillips

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDgh3C6klMQ&w=500&h=305] Anthony Phillips has taken a series of interesting paths since leaving Genesis after the legendary prog-rock group’s eclectic first two albums.

Books: Frontman: Surviving The Rock Star Myth, by Richard Barone (2007)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbzYn48qJxU&w=500&h=305] Frontman is a first-time book from the Bongos’ leader and (well, what else?) frontman Richard Barone, part rock star guide, part autobiography — and a completely entertaining and fascinating read.