Archive for April 12th, 2013

Streams: Robben Ford, “Everything I Do [Gonna Be Funky]” from Bringing It Back Home (2013)

Streams: Robben Ford, “Everything I Do [Gonna Be Funky]” from Bringing It Back Home (2013)

Get the weekend off to a rollicking good start with a stream of this classic Allen Toussaint gem, as reimagined by Robben Ford for his current Mascot Label Group release Bringing It Back Home.

Paul McCartney’s new solo album reportedly to include a second collaboration with Nirvana alumni

Paul McCartney’s as-yet untitled new solo album is said to feature guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton and — in a surprise — the living members of Nirvana. Mick Ronson, of Amy Winehouse fame, produced four tracks.

Something Else! sneak peek: Prince, “FIXURLIFEUP” from Plectrum Electrum (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Prince, “FIXURLIFEUP” from Plectrum Electrum (2013)

Always a proud individualist, the artist formerly known as the Artist Formerly Known As Prince, has a message on his new song: Be your own damned self.

Deep Beatles: “Honey Don’t” (BBC, 1963)

For the next few columns, Deep Beatles shines a spotlight on their BBC performances. Before incessant screaming and the rigors of touring took their toll, the Beatles had become one of the most polished live bands on the road.

Ballister – Mi Casa Es En Fuego (2013)

Mi Casa Es En Fuego, which means, “my house is on fire” in Spanish, is an appropriate name to call a set of music that’s often aflame, and even in the quieter moments, the embers are still glowing, ready to re-ignite the house again.

David Alter – Songs for Sale (2013)

Though Canadian singer-songwriter David Alter always had this passion for music, a career in medicine beckoned. Once he returned to that first love, however, the question became how to present his work.

The Friday Morning Listen: David Bowie – Low (1977)

When’s the last time you put some music on, sat down, and just listened? Disqualify yourself if you: read a magazine/book, turned on the television, played a video game, checked your email, texted somebody. I bet it’s been a while, eh?