This was at thing in my misguided youth... https://youtu.be/7Zh5oMJo3co If you haven't heard Little Feat's "Waiting for Columbus" you gotta get it. They recorded that album live at "the Bayou" in Georgetown DC, where I've spent many, many a night. The DJ that introduced them, "Cerphe" was a fixture in the DC area radio scene. … Continue reading Sunday Music
https://youtu.be/Nu4tjTyqbho An amazing rendition. Do you think there's a soul under 40 that could even dream of those lyrics? or even the situation that caused the song to be crafted in the first place? BB King's voice is epic. I can't think of another singer with that tenor and power. And the dude's what? Over … Continue reading Sunday Music
When I had facebook, this video would hit my feed about every week. And I'd watch it through each time. https://youtu.be/8L82II1lNjo Masters. You're looking an masters playing. Look how seamlessly they pass leads back and forth. The older voice of Steve Winwood makes the song even better than it was back in the day. It's … Continue reading Sunday Music
I was surfing on Amazon the other day and hit a documentary on Gordon Lightfoot. Wow. Words fail. When I hear songs and lyrics, and learn what they were about and why they were written, they stick. And this dude has many over a very long career. Boss Man Boss Man what do ya sayI … Continue reading Wow. Who knew?
We have a gnarled mess of a tree in our front yard. It has to be cut down. I'd like to cry. Why? Because it's one of 3-4 huge trees that shade my house lowering my electric bill in the summer like no one's business. But it's rotted. And if it tumbles, it'll smash my … Continue reading Ooh…a project!
I'm listening to iTunes as I update things, drink wine, and relax. It's Friday for Chrissakes. Up pops Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, first movement. My daughter has a masters in music. Clarinet to be specific. I've heard her play all three movements dozens of times. She's made it her piece. I'm bubbling... It's not … Continue reading Bubbling…
https://youtu.be/Fo--H_yx2vg I used to play at the youth mass at our parish for years. This was, by far, one of my favorites to play. I can still hear the rumble of my son playing my Jazz Bass, my guitar - one of my best creations, a Tele with Seymour Duncan Hot Rails and Ghost system, … Continue reading 10,000 Reasons..
I was bartending at a charity affair the other night which had a decent group from the church play. Mostly they did big band and jazz pieces. Most the guys are old and play well. They even sang some tunes, or tried to, God Bless 'em. At one point they played "Heard it on the … Continue reading Pop Music is Dead
I hit this in iTunes and played it 20-30x like a mental patient. https://youtu.be/Gctiu2M_OdU I can't play piano. Wish I could sometimes. Props to the dude on bass. a 6 string! I played a 5-string jazz bass for awhile. It weighed a few hundred pounds. Worth it for the sound. When I got through with … Continue reading Monday Music