Archive for September 22nd, 2014

One Track Mind: Thompson, “One Life at a Time” from Family (2014)

One Track Mind: Thompson, “One Life at a Time” from Family (2014)

Richard Thompson sings here about taking a moment to understand blessings, beginning with the blessing of being left alone. Completely understandable, considering the situation.

‘We do look like the Beach Boys’: Brian Wilson and Al Jardine are still battling with Mike Love

‘We do look like the Beach Boys’: Brian Wilson and Al Jardine are still battling with Mike Love

“We wish him all the best,” Jardine says, “but doggonit …”

Phantom of the Paradise: Brian DePalma’s Horror Rock Musical Turns 40

Phantom of the Paradise: Brian DePalma’s Horror Rock Musical Turns 40

Celebrating a schizoid mashup of comedy, drama, kitsch and romance.

Elizabeth Shepherd – The Signal (2014)

‘The Signal’ is bold, personal and completely lucid audio art from Elizabeth Shepherd. It wouldn’t be overstating it at all to assert that this is the most important vocal jazz record of 2014.

The Band, featuring Richard Manuel, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Robbie Robertson

Deep Cuts from the Band’s Self-Titled 1969 Masterpiece: Gimme Five

Even lesser-known tracks continue to yield important insights, decades later.

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