Archive for March 1st, 2013

Deep Beatles: “Crying, Waiting, Hoping” (Decca audition, 1962)

As the Beatles finished their rocking rendition of “Get Back” at the conclusion of their 1969 Apple rooftop concert, John Lennon joked “I would like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we’ve passed the audition.”

Samuel Blaser Quartet – As The Sea (2013)

About three and a half years ago, I passed along some thoughts on a young, up-and-coming trombone player from Switzerland, Samuel Blaser.

Best of February 2013: Readers pick Henry McCullough, Justin Hayward, Levon Helm, Steven Wilson, Robben Ford

Neo-progger Steven Wilson’s stirring new album spends a second month in the reader’s poll at Something Else!, joined by new tributes to Wings’ Henry McCullough and the Band’s Levon Helm.

One Track Mind: Steve Earle, “Invisible” from The Low Highway (2013)

One Track Mind: Steve Earle, “Invisible” from The Low Highway (2013)

Steve Earle, as is his way, gets beneath the bromides and the easy assumptions about the homeless, in a harrowing new song that digs out the hard-won scraps of remaining pride.

The Friday Morning Listen: Dire Straits – Making Movies (1980)

Yes, I had my fun this past week. Watching the tweets fly by about the Academy Awards, and then replying back snide things about Seth MacFarlane and boobs and stuff. Truth is that I didn’t really know what anybody was talking about.