Archive for October 20th, 2013

Amir ElSaffar – Alchemy (2013)

(The song in video above is from ElSaffar’s Inana release, not Alchemy.) They say that the cradle of civilization lies in the fertile Mesopotamian plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now modern-day Iraq.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Green Book” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Green Book” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Slang of Ages”) ||| ONWARD (“Pixeleen”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The song “Green Book” finds Steely Dan firing on all cylinders while mining new and familiar elements. Lyrically the song addresses a future, virtual world that is somewhat similarities to the environment created on Fagan’s 1993 Kamakiriad album

‘It was pretty wild; he was a maniac’: Steve Perry wasn’t the only reason Journey took off with Infinity

‘It was pretty wild; he was a maniac’: Steve Perry wasn’t the only reason Journey took off with Infinity

Steve Perry’s arrival with Journey in 1978 has long been credited with sending the group toward platinum-selling superstardom. Turns out Queen had something to do with it, as well.

Hristo Vitchev and Liubomir Krastev – Rhodopa (2013)

Jazz guitarist Hristo Vitchev lives in San Francisco. He leads several modern jazz formations and his debut album Song For Messambria, released on Orbit in 2009, was well received.

‘It’s just noticing what’s happening’: Lee Loughnane on Chicago’s politically charged new song

‘It’s just noticing what’s happening’: Lee Loughnane on Chicago’s politically charged new song

Chicago was, in its earliest incarnation, known for songs of striking political commentary — before a turn toward romantic balladry into the late 1970s. Some long-waited new music changes that.

On Second Thought: Don Henley – Actual Miles: Henley’s Greatest Hits (1995)

On Second Thought: Don Henley – Actual Miles: Henley’s Greatest Hits (1995)

Having acquired million-watt success as the singing drummer and one of the principal songwriters of the Eagles, Don Henley opted to take the solo route after the Los Angeles based band called it a day.