Don’t play guitar on that song, play that song with your guitar. It took me a long time to understand this, as a musician, and even longer as a human being. Working on it.
when do we begin to get back everything we’ve ruined who’s gonna throw the line to save each and every life when the trouble come down -Shawn Smith Recognize the song? There’s a relatively small group out there that does, I suspect. I’m sure we are […]
So, was 2016 a good year for music? I dunno…I think so. While I did attempt to stay plugged in, it’s just too much. Not sure if it was a good year for music in general. Plus, it’s such a personal choice. For me, the musical output far out-shined many other developments of the past 12 months. […]
I want to talk vinyl for a moment. Vinyl is experiencing a strong revival, and despite a few annoyances that come along with any trend, I’m digging it because it’s my current format of choice when sitting down for a listening session. We’re getting more new releases and reissues on high quality pressings, and the folks […]
We live amidst constant noise. There’s the immediate distraction of noise local to your person. Landscapers clean the neighbors yard across the street, their back-mounted blowers creating a quiet hum floating outside and above me in my office. The rumble-roar of the UPS truck delivering packages in the afternoon. The muted din of electronics that is […]
It’s the one, the downbeat. The one we always return to. We may play across it, and, briefly experience the freedom of stepping out, but ultimately it’s the one that has the last word.
Mark Linkous is among my favorite artists. Writer of strange and beautiful songs, he often created experimental sounding bits, though melody was always a focus. His choice of instrumentation grounded these odd tunes, and makes them familiar. And, though his voice isn’t technically strong, and he himself often masked it with effects (and had guest vocalists), […]
You Insensitive Fuck. Or, ‘Where’s your tambourine?!?!!’ The former, a great tune by Catherine Wheel and the now solo Rob Dickinson. The latter we will get to in a moment.