Archive for August 11th, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Burton Cummings, August 10, 2013

Saskatoon Exhibition Grandstand: No doubt about it — we’re well into the 21st Century now, in our post-9/11 politically, socially and economically uncertain world.

Guy Clark – My Favorite Picture of You (2013)

Guy Clark, just past his 70th year, still has the ability to whittle down life into these visceral moments — each of them picturesque, so memorable and deeply resonant.

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Gimme Five: 1980s fusion albums that don’t, you know, suck (Part 1)

Recently I issued Part Two of list of five pretty good fusion jazz records from the underrated 1980s.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Almost Gothic” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Almost Gothic” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Janie Runaway”) ||| ONWARD (“Jack Of Speed”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Not many Billboard top 10 albums have a homage to hookers, but Two Against Nature continues the Steely Dan tradition

‘I think it’s really up to the guys’: Adam Lambert’s unsure how far Queen collaboration will go

‘I think it’s really up to the guys’: Adam Lambert’s unsure how far Queen collaboration will go

The news that Adam Lambert’s collaboration with Queen will make a long-awaited U.S. debut next month begs the question: Is this becoming a long-term thing

Books: The Rebellious Prima Donna: Irene Manning, by Gene Arceri (2013)

Primarily lauded for her stunning performance as Fay Templeton in the 1942 movie, “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” Irene Manning not only appeared in a series of other fine films, but was a lady of multiple talents as well.

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