Archive for October 29th, 2013

Almost Hits: Lou Reed, “Dirty Blvd.” (1989)

Almost Hits: Lou Reed, “Dirty Blvd.” (1989)

In my youngest music-listening years, Lou Reed’s junkie hipster milieu couldn’t have been further from mine, and his poetry was just as otherworldly. It wasn’t just that I’d never lived it. I could scarcely imagine it.

One Track Mind: Kenny Barron, Gerry Gibbs and Ron Carter, “Promises, Promises” from Thrasher Dream Trio (2013)

A guy with the amount of respect and credentials as a composer, bandleader, arranger and drummer as Gerry Gibbs can more the hold his own in the presence of anybody.

Forgotten series: Velvet Crush – Teenage Symphonies To God (1994)

Forgotten series: Velvet Crush – Teenage Symphonies To God (1994)

Formed 1989 in Rhode Island, Velvet Crush may not be the best-selling band on the block, but they’ve sure collected a loyal fan following throughout the world.

One Track Mind: Alestorm, “In the Navy” from Live at the End of the World (2013)

One Track Mind: Alestorm, “In the Navy” from Live at the End of the World (2013)

I’m not sure that this shouldn’t be a WTF Wednesday entry instead of a One Track Mind, but Alestorm has a long and sordid history of strange cover songs.