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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956): Movies I’ll Never Forget

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956): Movies I’ll Never Forget

Of the countless movies I’ve seen throughout my life, Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’ stands as a huge milestone. Here’s why.

The Beatles, “Mother Nature’s Son” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Mother Nature’s Son” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles deep cut “Mother Nature’s Son” proves Paul McCartney’s mastery of simplicity in melody, subject and arrangement.

Carl Palmer, of Asia and Emerson Lake & Palmer: Something Else! Interview

Carl Palmer, of Asia and Emerson Lake & Palmer: Something Else! Interview

Carl Palmer discusses how ELP Legacy is boldly refashioning the Emerson Lake and Palmer catalog, and what the future holds for Asia after John Wetton’s death.

Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre: New Book and Podcast

Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre: New Book and Podcast

Find out more about ‘Where’s My Fortune Cookie?’ and ‘The Proctor Podcast,’ from Phil Proctor of Firesign Theatre fame.

The Beatles, “Don’t Pass Me By” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Don’t Pass Me By” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The off-kilter charm of “Don’t Pass Me By” showcased Ringo Starr’s personality, while also serving as the first step on a path away from the Beatles.

Al Green’s Secular Comeback Was Made Complete With Lay It Down

Al Green’s Secular Comeback Was Made Complete With Lay It Down

Al Green’s return-to-form ‘Lay It Down’ arrived a decade ago this month with new hip-hop producers and a bevy of guest R&B singers – but it was no sell out.

Forget What You Heard About Alanis Morissette’s Flavors of Entanglement, And Just Listen

Forget What You Heard About Alanis Morissette’s Flavors of Entanglement, And Just Listen

The underrated ‘Flavors of Entanglement,’ issued 10 years ago today, found Alanis Morissette in a moment of fearless introspection. Critics be damned.

Avishai Cohen’s Melodic, Masterful Gently Disturbed Was a Canny Update

Avishai Cohen’s Melodic, Masterful Gently Disturbed Was a Canny Update

Released 10 years ago this month, Avishai Cohen’s ‘Gently Disturbed’ made the case for a modern jazz trio – but from the bassist’s perspective.

The Beatles, “It’s All Too Much” from Yellow Submarine (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “It’s All Too Much” from Yellow Submarine (1969): Deep Beatles

George Harrison’s struggle to balance a simple existence with a rock star’s hedonistic lifestyle is chronicled in the Beatles deep cut “It’s All Too Much.”

Spirit Fingers feat. Greg Spero, “maps” (2018): Something Else! video premiere

Spirit Fingers feat. Greg Spero, “maps” (2018): Something Else! video premiere

Here is the video premiere of a dazzling live performance of ‘maps’, by Greg Spero’s envelope-pushing fusion outfit Spirit Fingers.

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