Archive for October 5th, 2013

Deep Beatles: “Mean Mr. Mustard,” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “Mean Mr. Mustard,” from Abbey Road (1969)

As “Sun King” quietly fades, a drum kickstarts this darkly humorous track: “Mean Mr. Mustard,” a John Lennon composition dating to 1968. His own harshest critic, Lennon later labeled it a “piece of garbage.”

‘It was humbling and overwhelming’: The Blockheads are thriving despite loss of Ian Dury

And they are back! Finally, after several years in the wilderness that is self-funding and steadily working at live gigs, the Blockheads have made a return with a new album shortly due to be released

‘It just works with him’: Adam Lambert has put to rest questions about fronting Queen

‘It just works with him’: Adam Lambert has put to rest questions about fronting Queen

Fans of Adam Lambert’s recent work with Queen have to be thrilled with the response from its two continuing original members, as both Roger Taylor and Brian May seem ever more impressed

Alfredo Triff – Miami Untitled (2013)

Violinist-composer Alfredo Triff, a Cuban emigre, offers a stirring song-cycle focusing on an ever-changing, ever-intriguing, often-dangerous place — bringing in all of the spices that make Miami so endlessly fascinating.

‘I’m the biggest Peter Cetera fan’: Jason Scheff on his predecessor in Chicago

‘I’m the biggest Peter Cetera fan’: Jason Scheff on his predecessor in Chicago

Jason Scheff says his entrance into Chicago, just as Peter Cetera left, involved a moment of good luck when a tape of one of his songs found its way to the band. After that, things moved quickly.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Sea Song” (1977)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Sea Song” (1977)

“Sea Song,” while not bursting out in the style that would mature on the next Group release, did extend one of Metheny’s signatures, that of the long-form melodic story, introduced in fragments.

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