Archive for July 3rd, 2013

Something Else! Interview: Singer-songwriter Anna Waronker, formerly of That Dog

Of all people to be saddled with the abused tag “musician’s musician,” it fits Anna Waronker. The charming, challenging and lucid singer/songwriter has literally spent her life around musicians, beginning with her parents.

One Track Mind: George Baker Selection, “Little Green Bag” (1970)

Peaking at No. 21 on the national charts in the spring of 1970, “Little Green Bag” (Colassus Records) scores a bounty of brownie points for being one of the most enigmatic songs ever placed on plastic.

Abigail Riccards – Every Little Star (2013)

Abigail Riccards has decamped to Chicago, where she continues to ply her trade as an intimate and involving singer — not to mention a respected educator. But time spent in New York, which exposed her to the work of Artsrides, still resonates.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Chicago, “Free Form Guitar” (1969)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Chicago, “Free Form Guitar” (1969)

Once in a while a major act known for creating some of the most melodious, listenable songs will shock us all and uncork a track that’s the polar opposite. The Beatles had their “Revolution 9,” Lou Reed had his Metal Machine Music and Pat Metheny his Zero Tolerance for Silence.