Archive for October 25th, 2013

One Track Mind: Morrissey, “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” from 25Live (2013)

One Track Mind: Morrissey, “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” from 25Live (2013)

The decades have changed everything about this song. Once a paean, at least for me, of youth-bound angst — about dreams deferred for the drudgery (the tragedy!) of homework — it’s now shot through with real regret.

Bryan and the Haggards featuring Dr. Eugene Chadbourne – Merles Just Want To Have Fun (2013)

A two-step shuffle, a slightly exaggerated country croon, and two feisty saxes with occasional late-period Coltrane wails arousing suspicions that these are wack jazz guys playing Merle Haggard, not dedicated country music musicians.

SOiL – Whole (2013)

I was a big fan of Soil’s breakthrough 2001 album Scars, with its infectious hit “Halo.” As much as I liked that record, though, the band seemed to fade quickly for me.

William Shatner with Billy Sherwood – Ponder the Mystery (2013)

William Shatner with Billy Sherwood – Ponder the Mystery (2013)

What do you get when you lock Sgt. T.J. Hooker in a room with one of the most polarizing recent figures in progressive rock? You get an interesting cosmic trip called Ponder The Mystery.

The Friday Morning Listen: Anoushka Shankar – Traces Of You (2013)

Because our culture is so star/fame driven, we sometimes make the mistake of thinking that celebrities are immune from the problems of the day.