Archive for January 17th, 2014

Deep Beatles: The Beatles, “Her Majesty” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: The Beatles, “Her Majesty” from Abbey Road (1969)

Concluding our walk through the Abbey Road medley is the brief, secret coda “Her Majesty.” At only 23 seconds, it stands as the shortest song in the Beatles catalog.

Doug Paisley featuring the Band’s Garth Hudson – Strong Feelings (2014)

Doug Paisley featuring the Band’s Garth Hudson – Strong Feelings (2014)

Doug Paisley writes with a subtle beauty, with a steel-toed determination, with a twilit ache. Context, however, is everything in music. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be songs; they’d be poetry. The Band’s Garth Hudson provides that context

‘He yearns to do his own music’: Is Journey’s Arnel Pineda tiring of the Steve Perry comparisons?

‘He yearns to do his own music’: Is Journey’s Arnel Pineda tiring of the Steve Perry comparisons?

Arnel Pineda has recorded two albums of original music with Journey, dating back to 2008’s Revelation. Still, the bulk of the band’s legacy — and his performances — are rooted in the Steve Perry era.

Renee and the Walkaways – The Walkaway Sessions (2014)

The genesis of this easy-rocking, blues-belting, soul-lifting collection of songs has probably played out — with far less success — on a million couches, in a million musician’s living rooms. Renee Cheek and David Hyde started with a wish list of guests.

The Friday Morning Listen: Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)

In the approximately 40 years since I bought my first long-playing vinyl record-type album thing, a whole lot has changed about the way the average person consumes music. This is pretty obvious stuff.

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