Archive for November 16th, 2013

Davey Payne of the People Band and the Blockheads: Something Else! Interview

“I believe there is a divine music; it goes on, it’s automatic, without anger, greed, lust, attachment and egoism.”

‘Things are turning’: Series of breakout moments has labels interested in Adam Lambert again

‘Things are turning’: Series of breakout moments has labels interested in Adam Lambert again

RCA label heads must be pointing fingers right about now. Just months after splitting with Adam Lambert over their push to have the Idol finalist record an 1980s-themed cover album, he’s on a roll.

One Track Mind: Laughing Soup Dish, “Teenage Lima Bean” (1985)

One Track Mind: Laughing Soup Dish, “Teenage Lima Bean” (1985)

A New Jersey band, Laughing Soup Dish came together in 1981 and participated in the small but fiercely fanatic psychedelic garage rock movement of the decade.

Gary Smulyan and Dominic Chianese – Bella Napoli (2013)

A love letter to classic Italian music, Bella Napoli features an unlikely pairing and a lot of flavor. The recording from baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan and singer Dominic Chianese is an interesting blend

Gary Husband and Alex Machacek – Now (2013)

This is something surprising, indeed: An evocative, quietly communicative exploration on guitar and piano from a pair of typically quick-witted post-fusion instrumental improv talents. I was smitten from the first.

‘He’s a part of it in spirit’: Memory of T-Bone Wolk remains for Hall and Oates

When Tom “T-Bone” Wolk died in 2010, Hall and Oates lost more than just their long-time bassist. Over a collaboration that went back to 1981’s Private Eyes, he’d become so much more.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Lone Jack” (1978)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Lone Jack” (1978)

Despite my musing last week that maybe April Joy is a more appropriate closer for this album, there’s no denying the fact that “Lone Jack” finishes things off on a note of bursting energy.

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