Archive for December 29th, 2013

One Track Mind: Paula Cole, “Life Goes On” from New Arrivals Vol. 5 (2014)

Paula Cole’s quietly determined “Life Goes On,” a highlight bonus track, closes out the New Arrivals Vol. 5 benefit album for Hurricane Sandy Relief.

Gimme Five: Country Artists That Metal Fans Should Know

Gimme Five: Country Artists That Metal Fans Should Know

A couple of personal comments I’ve received over the last few days from my annual Country and Southern Rock List got me thinking a little about the best entry points for metal folks into the country world.

‘Oh, it’s not going to end!’: The Beatles’ Ringo Starr completes a busy year with his All-Starr Band

‘Oh, it’s not going to end!’: The Beatles’ Ringo Starr completes a busy year with his All-Starr Band

Ringo Starr said he hoped to power down the All-Starr Band caravan for a bit in 2013, taking a rare summer off. But he ended up touring from February through March and then from October through November anyway.

Bobby Watson – Check Cashing Day (2013)

Bobby Watson – Check Cashing Day (2013)

Bobby Watson, over a career that began with his meteoric rise to musical director in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers at the turn of the 1980s, hasn’t shied away from the political.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Security Joan” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Security Joan” (2006)

<<< BACKWARD (“The Great Pagoda Of Funn”) ||| ONWARD (“The Night Belongs To Mona”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Maybe Donald Fagen’s Morph the Cat is better than I remember; I still feel that the production is dry

‘You could hear his mind whirring’: Christine McVie has submitted new music for Fleetwood Mac

‘You could hear his mind whirring’: Christine McVie has submitted new music for Fleetwood Mac

The unlikeliest of reunions — Christine McVie and Fleetwood Mac — continues moving apace after she took the stage with her old band in London