Here's the first taste of the Fleet Foxes follow-up to their brilliant debut.
Another new Dolls track, you can be sure this will be theme of this year's Labor Day Weekend.
I am completely flabbergasted that this is not a huge hit... C'mon radio... WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was never really a "hit" either...
New Dolls and some Sunday Spirit!
One of my favorite bands from "back in the day" ---- SPIRIT!!!!!
Ever wonder where Jimmy Page "borrowed" the melody for "Stairway To Heaven?" Look no further.
Random Songs... no theme at all.
Just a quick post of some random songs I needed to hear today.
What a week... phew! Some songs about Friday.
Imagine Summer - I Hate Snow!!!!!!
We've been relatively lucky so far this year with regard to snow, but last night's dumping of the dreaded white stuff is enough for me. I hate snow more and more as the years go by, but do enjoy living in a part of the country that has four seasons. A quandary to be sure, right? I keep repeating the mantra "pitchers and catchers in 2 weeks" but I need a little sonic sunshine to get my head right today.
A lovely three hour commute home tonight, or I should say a few blocks from home as I couldn't even get my car up a hill near my house due to the freaking snow, with broken windshield wipers and absolutely the most moronic drivers I have ever encountered almost caused me to miss my daily post. But fear not, I made it. The only thing that calms me down after this kind of nonsense is the brilliance of Frank Zappa.
On this date in 1938 the great Etta James arrived on the planet.
On this date in 1980 Paul McCartney was released from a Tokyo jail where he had been imprisoned for nine days after trying to carry a half pound of marijuana through customs at the Tokyo airport.
On this date in 1881 Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and others signed an agreement to organize the Oriental Telephone Company.
On this date in 2011 I pulled this beauty out of the library for a spin.
Happy Birthday Warren
They say love conquers all
You can't start it like a car
You can't stop it with a gun
He would have been 64 today and he left us way too young. His songs are timeless and real and they will never leave us. He was my favorite songwriter and I miss him every day.
Check the latest installment of Segue Lessons here. But first, how about a new tune from The Twilight Singers. Gotta love Dulli.
And a great old tune from The Chills.
Sunday is a great day for Nina Simone.
Julian Cope, part one
He's one of my favorite artists of all-time. There's no way to cover Julian in one post, so here's part one. I urge you to check out his amazing website http://www.headheritage.co.uk/
The great Ray Charles...
And a track from Tommy Stinson's Bash & Pop album "Friday Night Is Killing Me"
Ross Flournoy founded Apex Manor after the 2009 demise of The Broken West. The album "The Year Of Magical Drinking" is filled with pretty cool stuff, due out at the end of the month from the fine folks at Merge Records.
Nonesuch releases its second record from North Carolina-based string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops—a four-song EP—on January 25. The record is a collaboration with the New York City–based Romanian gypsy punk band Luminescent Orchestrii; it was co-produced by that group’s sound engineer, Joseph “Bass” DeJarnette, with the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Luminescent Orchestrii.
Maybe it's simply wishful thinking on my part, but there is more than a hint in the air that "prog-rock" is ready to return in a big way.
This is the first song that popped into my head after hearing the new Iron & Wine.
I simply can't talk about prog with out playing some Crimson.
The Jayhawks... revisited.
A pair of remastered and expanded albums from The Jayhawks arrived today, the two that many would point toward as the high point of the band's recorded output, "Tomorrow The Green Grass" and "Hollywood Town Hall." But regardless of where these rank in the catalog, they are the two records that made me a fan forever. Here's a few tunes from "Hollywood Town Hall" that you should know.
"Settled Down Like Rain"
And here's a previously unavailable in the U.S. Bonus Track -
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