Post Tagged with: "John Lennon"

Bill Frisell, jazz guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Bill Frisell, jazz guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Bill Frisell discusses his John Lennon tribute project, notable career moments – and how to craft a signature sound out of what you can’t do.

Something Else! sneak peek: Bill Frisell, "#9 Dream" (2011)

From the first, it seems, guitarist Bill Frisell has sought to synthesize jazz with country and folk themes, and that impulse works to tremendous effect on this deft remake of John Lennon’s “#9 Dream,” from a forthcoming tribute recording

Badfinger’s Joey Molland: Something Else! Interview

Badfinger’s Joey Molland: Something Else! Interview

Joey Molland discusses a few Badfinger moments, both good and bad, as well as sitting in with the Beatles – and taking it, yes, day after day.

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger – Acoustic Sessions (2010)

Featuring this dreamtime folk whimsy and a fabulist band name, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger sound at times like Syd Barrett, or maybe Simon and Garfunkel. Or, like an ornate, late-night 1960s French pop singer, after perhaps one too many tokes. What they don’t sound like, not really, is John Lennon. And that’s saying something. See, last November’sRead More

All killer, no filler: Something Else's most-read stories of 2010

All killer, no filler: Something Else's most-read stories of 2010

by Something Else Reviews Writing can feel akin to tossing a flat rock across the surface of a shimmering river. You never know how far it will go, or just how wide those concentric circles left behind might eventually spread. Sometimes, the thing just sinks. Like, well, a rock. But other times, these entries take on a life of theirRead More

John Lennon – Double Fantasy: Stripped Down (2010)

John Lennon – Double Fantasy: Stripped Down (2010)

With each layer of studio gimmickry that falls away, we hear more distinctly the way John Lennon was coming to terms with middle age.

One Track Mind: John Lennon, "Instant Karma!" (1970)

One Track Mind: John Lennon, "Instant Karma!" (1970)

Note: To commemorate the 70th birthday of John Lennon, we’re revisiting this single from early in his post-Beatles career. One of the things I find most fascinating about the man was how he was able to impart blunt, timeless wisdom about our lives while struggling to make sense of his. “Karma” was one of those ‘message’ songs that he soRead More

The Friday Morning Listen: John Lennon – Imagine (1971)

The Friday Morning Listen: John Lennon – Imagine (1971)

by Mark Saleski I remember exactly where I was when I found out. I was hanging out in a friend’s first floor dorm room in Aroostook Hall at the University of Maine. The only things I can remember about him are that his name was Fred and he was from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. I walked into the room and he said,Read More

Beatles songs where Ringo Starr doesn’t, you know, suck: Gimme Five

Beatles songs where Ringo Starr doesn’t, you know, suck: Gimme Five

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has taken his share of knocks over the years. But we’d like to give the former Richard Starkey his due.

Movies: Come Together: A Night for John Lennon’s Words and Music (2008)

Movies: Come Together: A Night for John Lennon’s Words and Music (2008)

by Nick DeRiso “Come Together,” a concert first envisioned as a benefit to raise anti-violence awareness through the work of John Lennon, was scheduled to be held on Oct. 2, 2001, at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall. Then came Sept. 11. This rangy event, featuring recorded snippets of Lennon interviews and new interpretations of his songs (bothRead More