Can't believe I went more than a month without posting but I've been in dental reconstruction hell, as well as very busy at work. That said, here's a few new and old things that I've been cranking in the Basement Studio recently.
I seem to have been a major slacker here but sometimes simply run out of hours left in the day to post. Here's some things I've been listening to lately. First up is a track from this wonderful new Woody Guthrie project.
Here's some background on the project:
New music from Julian Cope is always welcome in the basement. One of my 10 favorite artists of all time every day of the week. His website is insanely great... click here.
I just have a feeling that Daughter could be a band to watch.
New Chuck Prophet album and a song that name checks the greatest ballplayer ever, #24 Willie Mays! How can you go wrong?
This might be my favorite song of the year when all is said and done, it's certainly my current fave!
Tommy Bolin was an amazing guitar player but like so many with "nasty habits" he left the planet entirely too soon. His playing on Billy Cobham's "Spectrum" album alone made him a very influential player. Read about this very cool new project here and listen to Warren Haynes and Tommy below on a song written by a very dear old friend of mine, Jeff Cook.
Every year at this time I go into a semi-deep funk and I don't mean that in a good way. You see, I am a Baseball fanatic with absolutely no interest in any other sport. Although a die-hard Yankee fan, I still remain riveted throughout the post-season even if they are eliminated. There is also an impending sense of doom with the end of season as it signals the start of Winter which I always dread. Dick Manitoba (Handsome Dick of the legendary Dictators) has perfectly summed up my feelings in this excellent blog post which is required reading for any of you that find yourself in similar state of mind.
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