Archive for June 11th, 2014

A last-minute casting decision finally sold the Monkees’ TV program: ‘It tested terribly’

A last-minute casting decision finally sold the Monkees’ TV program: ‘It tested terribly’

“They were really worried,” Micky Dolenz says, “that they weren’t going to be able to sell the show.”

One Track Mind: Marillion, “Power” from A Sunday Night Above The Rain (2014)

One Track Mind: Marillion, “Power” from A Sunday Night Above The Rain (2014)

A standout track found on ‘Sounds That Can’t Be Made’ becomes a study in visceral contrasts.

For Hall and Oates, appearing on Soul Train was a signature moment: ‘Anybody who was anybody’

For Hall and Oates, appearing on Soul Train was a signature moment: ‘Anybody who was anybody’

“An amazing show,” John Oates says, “that perfectly captured the R&B music of that era.”

Hiromi – Alive (2014)

Hiromi – Alive (2014)

Ahmad Jamal once said Hiromi “has discovered her own genre.” He was on to something.

WTF?! Wednesdays: John Zorn, “Chronology” from Spy vs. Spy (1989)

WTF?! Wednesdays: John Zorn, “Chronology” from Spy vs. Spy (1989)

I wonder what Ornette thinks of this stuff?