Archive for February 23rd, 2013

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell – Old Yellow Moon (2013)

Gloriously free of the spit-shine that’s turned so much of Nashville’s product into pop pap, Old Yellow Moon has a homey, lived-in feel — like a conversation amongst old friends, with everyone showing their scars.

One Track Mind: Jussi Reijonen, “Naima” (2013)

John Coltrane’s “Naima” is very likely his most covered song, and for good reason. The term “tone poem” gets tossed around a lot in the vicinity of any pretty, graceful melody, but this composition is the epitome of that term, and the beauty of it is evident in every cover I’ve heard.

Forgotten series: The Syndicate of Sound – Little Girl: History of the Syndicate of Sound (1994)

Some one hit wonders are deserving of the status simply because they lack quality material to make a further stand. But that is definitely not the case with the Syndicate of Sound

One Track Mind: Sevendust, “Black” (1997)

It’s so rare for me these days to hear a song that blows me away out of the gate and makes me run out and pick up an album. I guess it’s part of aging, having more experience with music and being more jaded.