Articles by: Preston Frazier

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Poco, November 9, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Poco, November 9, 2013

At Chicago’s Mayne Stage: I was looking forward to seeing the band Poco again. I had the good fortune of seeing the band, or more accurately the Poco acoustic trio, in 2012.

Lucas Lee – Normalcy Bias (2013)

Lucas Lee – Normalcy Bias (2013)

The seven tracks seem to build with intensity and lunacy as Lucas Lee’s sophomore album ‘Normalcy Bias’ progresses.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Lunch With Gina” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Lunch With Gina” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Pixeleen”) ||| ONWARD (“Everything Must Go”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “Lunch with Gina” flies along in full funk/rock mode. Guitarist Hugh McCracken and Jon Herington gleefully play along with the rock solid back beat laid down by Keith Carlock on drums

Linda Thompson – Won’t Be Long Now (2013)

Linda Thompson – Won’t Be Long Now (2013)

I’ll confess up front I’m a huge Thompson family fan. Sure it’s easy to love Richard Thompson; he’s one of the best guitarists to emerge from England since, well, ever.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Pixeleen” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Pixeleen” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Green Book”) ||| ONWARD (“Lunch With Gina”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Everything Must Go represents a significant contrast to all the prior Steely Dan albums before it with the possible exception of Countdown To Ecstasy

William Shatner with Billy Sherwood – Ponder the Mystery (2013)

William Shatner with Billy Sherwood – Ponder the Mystery (2013)

What do you get when you lock Sgt. T.J. Hooker in a room with one of the most polarizing recent figures in progressive rock? You get an interesting cosmic trip called Ponder The Mystery.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Green Book” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Green Book” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Slang of Ages”) ||| ONWARD (“Pixeleen”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The song “Green Book” finds Steely Dan firing on all cylinders while mining new and familiar elements. Lyrically the song addresses a future, virtual world that is somewhat similarities to the environment created on Fagan’s 1993 Kamakiriad album

Steely Dan Sunday, “Slang Of Ages” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Slang Of Ages” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Godwhacker”) ||| ONWARD (“Green Book”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** I’m calling Shenanigans on Steely Dan! Shenanigans!

Almost Hits: The Power Station – She Can Rock It (1996)

Almost Hits: The Power Station – She Can Rock It (1996)

I recently spent a few hours perusing the autobiography of former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor and came upon a short paragraph on the Power Station’s second album, Living In Fear.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Godwhacker” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Godwhacker” (2003)

Dare I say, there are no good songs which directly take on the tragedy of 9-11. Luckily for Steely Dan, “Godwhacker” doesn’t take on 9-11 directly.

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