Articles by: Preston Frazier

Yonat – Daybreak EP (2013)

Bay Area singer/songwriter Yonat Mayer displays her considerable songwriting prowess on her self-released debut EP Daybreak.

On Second Thought: Rosanne Cash – Interiors (1990)

On Second Thought: Rosanne Cash – Interiors (1990)

A lot of people are good a composing year-end lists. Taking that a step further, a friend asked me and a group of acquaintances to list our favorite 10 CDs of all time

Steely Dan Sunday, “Security Joan” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Security Joan” (2006)

<<< BACKWARD (“The Great Pagoda Of Funn”) ||| ONWARD (“The Night Belongs To Mona”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Maybe Donald Fagen’s Morph the Cat is better than I remember; I still feel that the production is dry

fDeluxe – Live & Tight … As a Funk Fiends’ Fix (2013)

fDeluxe – Live & Tight … As a Funk Fiends’ Fix (2013)

Clearly, this was a great night of music at the Dakota in Minneapolis. fDeluxe create infectious grooves that stick in your head.

Steely Dan Sunday, “The Great Pagoda of Funn” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday, “The Great Pagoda of Funn” (2006)

<<< BACKWARD (“Brite Nitegown”) ||| ONWARD (“Security Joan”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Track 5 on Morph the Cat is an enigma; “The Great Pagoda of Funn” ranks with songs like “Maxine” and “On The Dunes”

Hamilton Loomis – Give It Back (2013)

I guess Houston-born Hamilton Loomis is compared a lot to Gary Clark Jr. but that’s not quite fair to Loomis. Sure, like Clark, he has formitable guitar chops.

My Alien Mojo – My Alien Mojo EP (2013)

My Alien Mojo is a good name for this EP and a fitting name for this band. The band hails from the Philippines and draws on a funky/spacey guitar sound which recalls American 1980s synth pop.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Brite Nitegown” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Brite Nitegown” (2006)

<<< BACKWARD (“What I Do”) ||| ONWARD (“The Great Pagoda of Funn”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Did Fagen hit his high water mark with track number four on Morph The Cat?

On Second Thought: Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata (BRO) – The Hills Are Alive (2011)

Hollywood has the unfortunate habit of taking an success and grinding it into the ground but remaking it until the essence of what made it successful dissolves.

Steely Dan Sunday: “What I Do” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday: “What I Do” (2006)

<<< BACKWARD (“H Gang”) ||| ONWARD (“Brite Nitegown”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** While the album Morph The Cat represented the conclusion of Fagen’s musical trilogy, it was hardly an end. In fact, the album may represent the most productive stage in Fagen’s career.

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