Archive for April 6th, 2014

One Track Mind: Don Felder, “Southern Bound” from Road to Forever: Extended Edition (2014)

One Track Mind: Don Felder, “Southern Bound” from Road to Forever: Extended Edition (2014)

Though he’s long been associated with California as a member of the Eagles, Don Felder was born and raised in the swampy milieu of Gainesville, Florida. You get a sense of the profound impact that period had on him (both as a youngster and as a guitarist) via “Southern Bound”

Nickel Creek – A Dotted Line (2014)

Nickel Creek formed in 1989 when Sean Watkins was just 11 years old. By the time 2007 rolled around, the trio, which also includes Sara Watkins (fiddle, vocals) and Chris Thile (mandolin, vocals), took an “indefinite hiatus.” Despite the fact that this shocked many fans, it wasn’t that surprising. The band had already walked countless miles together. With an eternityRead More

The Alan Parsons Project, “Fragile” (2014): One Track Mind

The Alan Parsons Project, “Fragile” (2014): One Track Mind

“Fragile” illustrates once again how the ever-malleable, at times almost faceless Alan Parsons Project continues through loss.

Brent Johnson – Set The World On Fire (2014)

Brent Johnson was born in south Texas, but having spent most of his life in New Orleans, he’s more of a Louisiana guitar slinger than a Lone Star State one.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Three Picture Deal” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Three Picture Deal” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“God’s Eye View”) ||| ONWARD (“Slinky Thing”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Is it fantasy, twisted reality or just plan good story telling? Whatever it is, Walter Becker’s second solo album goes out on a strong note.

‘I like to grow’: For restless veteran Glenn Hughes, California Breed is a chance to try something new

‘I like to grow’: For restless veteran Glenn Hughes, California Breed is a chance to try something new

Glenn Hughes is not about to start comparing eras. Not when he’s been part of legendary outfits like Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. Still, he thinks he’s found something in California Breed that’s both a worthy successor to Black Country Communion

One Track Mind: Earth Wind and Fire, “Can’t Hide Love” from Essential (2014)

One Track Mind: Earth Wind and Fire, “Can’t Hide Love” from Essential (2014)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plP4Z2hHXvE&w=500&h=305] This sound, in the dead of night, comes rushing out of my radio — a tornadic gust of horns. Then there follows a devastatingly cool lyric, amid a suave and spacious groove. But who is it? 45 seconds in, I finally peg “Can’t Hide Love” as the new Earth Wind and Fire song; I knew Maurice White’s “yow”Read More

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