Archive for April 8th, 2013

One Track Mind: Julian Lennon with Steven Tyler, “Someday” (2013)

One Track Mind: Julian Lennon with Steven Tyler, “Someday” (2013)

If his last album seemed to be about coming to terms with John Lennon, both the good and bad of their often estranged relationship, Julian Lennon’s new single “Someday” is about rushing toward that shared legacy — and pulling it in close.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Michael Nesmith, April 6, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Michael Nesmith, April 6, 2013

At the Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago: Michael Nesmith’s appearance was not just a concert — it was an evening with a raconteur, an artist weaving stories with words and music.

Kari Ikonen Trio – Bright (2013)

When I think of Finnish jazz, I tend to think of cutting edge electro-acoustic, outside or world fusion jazz. Shame on me, because there’s also prime good ol’ American mainstream acoustic jazz coming out of this Nordic country

One Track Mind: The Bees, “Voices Green And Purple”/”Trip To New Orleans” (1966; 2012 reissue)

Pressed in very sparse quantities on the Liverpool label in the fall of 1966, this single quickly drifted into darkness with the assumption it would never be heard again. But you can’t keep a good disc down

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)” (1992)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)” (1992)

A mostly spoken narrative (about the vapidity of television) supported by just a bassline and shadowy keyboards, the sound of “57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)” was definitely a departure for Bruce. I have to admit that my bookish self liked this song

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