Archive for July 22nd, 2013

Movies: Springsteen & I (2013)

The relationship between an artist of any kind and his or her fans is compelling stuff and, thanks to the Internet, things may well be at a fever pitch. The new documentary Springsteen & I displays this relationship with what is effectively a scrapbook of footage

Gimme Five: 1980s songs where Paul McCartney didn’t, you know, suck

Gimme Five: 1980s songs where Paul McCartney didn’t, you know, suck

Paul McCartney had always been cuffed around for the times when he got too cute or — worse, really — too domestic. Yet, until the 1980s, he’d always possessed an unerring sense of hitmaking magic.

Julia Hülsmann Quartet – In Full View (2013)

With a couple of rock solid trio records for ECM Records under her belt, the jazz pianist from Bonn, Germany undertakes something a little different for her third go around with the storied label.

The Ones – The Ones! (1966; 2013 reissue)

Now here’s an album I’ve been hearing about for years, but never actually heard. Rarer than a Bigfoot sighting, The Ones! (Gear Fab Records), which was initially called Volume One and pressed on the Ashwood House label in 1966

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “If I Should Fall Behind” (1992)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “If I Should Fall Behind” (1992)

One aspect of art that can bring endless inspiration is the phenomenon of our changing reaction to a piece over time. Maybe there was little or no resonance when the work was first introduced.