Monday, August 22, 2016

NEW MUSIC FROM DRLNG



On September 10th, DRLNG will be releasing a new single called Cobra, though they want you to check it out in advance.

"Cobra" casts a moody, esoteric vibe with an enchanting melody. Setting the table for more music to come in Fall 2016, the group will also be returning to live performance after a hiatus. The opportunity to recharge creative batteries has paid off. Visit their site for all the latest DRLNG news

Friday, August 19, 2016

GINGER BAKER TURNS 77



Legendary musician celebrates another year in the material world.

Here's the Birthday Boy soloing at the Albert Hall in the fall of '68



Natural timekeeper in his element.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

JOSEPH BRIDGE ON BBC RADIO LONDON



Millions of listeners in the UK had the pleasure to hear Joseph Bridge on the BBC recently. "Phyllis the Parking Meter Lady" was featured on Gary Crowley's program alongside the work of icons such as David Bowie, The Kinks, Elvis Costello, The Clash and Oasis. Sitting comfortably in lofty company, his music continues to be played around the world. Check out my review of his self titled disc
here

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

SUGAR PONIES



Little late to the party with this one, though please take time out and listen to this enchanting tune from San Francisco based duo, Sugar Ponies. Clever arrangement, delicate playing and a very fine vocal delivered by Suzanne Kramer. Her partner in this project, Michael McGovern, is responsible for the aforementioned acoustic magic. Full marks to all involved for allowing the song to take precedence and highlighting the understated power of the singer. It is a gentle message that is unencumbered by the often overused, inhuman tools of digital recording software. Very easy on the ears in every respect.



Want to learn more about the Sugar Ponies? Leave this place now to check out their site

Thursday, August 04, 2016

REVOLVER AT 50



It has been 50 years since the release of the seventh long player by the Beatles. Still in a class of its own after half a century. Turn off your mind, relax and read this review

Saturday, July 30, 2016

GEDDY LEE AT 63



Multi-instrumentalist, singer, writer, arranger and young boy bearing arms is now just two years shy of earning a discount on his transit pass. Geddy Lee celebrates his personal new year today. Watch this prodigiously talented, humble gent tear up his Rickenbacker in a brilliant clip from 1981.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

PORTRAIT OF RICHARD STARKEY AT 76



In the spirit of celebrating those iconic musicians who are kicking off another spin around the sun in 2016, let's give a 76th birthday shout out to Ringo Starr.

He wants people to spread a simple message on his personal new year:

Peace and love to all!



Here is the title track from his second solo LP, Beaucoups of Blues, flown in all the way from 1970 to be with you today.

LAST BASH WITH BONZO



John Henry Bonham played his very last show with Led Zeppelin at Eissporthall in West Berlin, 36 years ago today.

Crank it up...