Steely Dan fanatics John Lawler, Preston Frazier and S. Victor Aaron choose their five favorite songs from frontman Donald Fagen.
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Preston Frazier selects a handful of instances where Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker shines.
A powerful, nearly unhinged vocal recalls the first wave of AIDS-related deaths.
I’ve always been a big fan of covers, especially when the artist doing the covering decides to completely reinvent the original song. A regular ‘ole tribute? Well, it takes a lot of charisma to pull that off
College student Matt Bray demonstrates the power of anyone with a little imagination and a whole lot of time can have to single-handedly put a long-forgotten dance floor hit back in the spotlight.
What do you get when you unleash pianist/composer Sakamoto and noise merchant Lindsay on this early Rolling Stones track?
WTF?! Wednesdays: Sonic Youth, “Pendulum Music, for 3 or more microphones, amps & loudspeakers” (1999)
I am more familiar with composer Steve Reich’s percussion/phase work — Six Marimbas, Piano Phase, Drumming — than his more out there material. I’d never even heard of “Pendulum Music” until Sonic Youth created a version of it for their Goodbye 20th Century record.
So there was this study which determined that there is a small fraction of the populace that derives no emotion from listening to music. The condition is called “anhedonia” and about five percent of the population is affected. For these people, music does not make them happy, they have no urge to tap their toe or sway to the music.Read More
For me, “Not Dark Yet” is the best thing Bob Dylan had done in ages, this perfect enigma from a guy who’s made a career of such sleights of hand.
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