Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Playlist for 9/27

Charles Mingus:
Pithecanthropus Erectus
Blues & Roots
Mingus Dynasty
Oh Yeah
Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus
Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Let My Children Hear Music

Duke Ellington:
Blues In Orbit
Money Jungle (w/Charles Mingus, Max Roach)
Far East Suite

Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi/Crossings/Sextant
Oliver Nelson - Blue and the Abstract Truth
George Russell - Jazz In The Space Age

Sun Ra - Atlantis/Lanquidity
Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown

Friday, September 23, 2016

Magazines I Read Update

Some of the magazines (Print) that I read:

American Songwriter
Bass Player
Big Takeover
Blue Suede News
Blues Magazine  (UK)
Blues Revue
Bob Dylan Fanzine Isis  (UK)
Classic Pop  (UK)
Classic Rock  (UK)
Down Beat
Echoes of the Past
Elvis The Man and His Music  (UK)
Empire Magazine  (UK)
Endless Summer Quarterly
Entertainment Weekly
Flashback (UK)
Guitar Player
Guitar World
Jazz Times
Jazziz (UK)
Living Blues
Modern Drummer
Mojo  (UK)
New York Magazine
New Yorker
Now Dig This  (UK)
Oxford American
Prog (UK)
Q  (UK)
Record Collector  (UK)
Rolling Stone
Shindig (UK)
Songlines (UK)
Sports Illustrated
Tape Op
Ugly Things
Uncut  (UK)
Under the Radar
Vanity Fair
Vintage Guitar
Vintage Rock (UK)
Vive Le Rock  (UK)
Wax Poetics
Wire  (UK)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Playlist for 9/20

Kelsey Waldon - I've Got A Way
Angel Olsen - My Woman
John Paul White - Beulah
Paranoid Style - Rolling Disclosure
Dandy Warhols - Distortland
Wilco - Schmilco
Pylon - Live
Pylon - Chomp
Pylon - Gyrate
Pylon - Chain
Gang of Four - Another Day Another Dollar
Gang of Four - Solid Gold
Jaco (Documentary 2015 on Jaco Pastorius)
Winding Stream (Documentary 2014 on Carter Family)
Keep On Keepin' On (Documentary 2014 on Clark Terry)

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Oasis: Top 25 Songs Poll

Another poll I participated in.  This time listing the Top 25 Oasis songs.  Oasis' first 2 albums are perfect Britpop.  After that things get murkier.  Noel Gallagher begins to lose his touch for catchy, Rock songs, in favor of longer, more lugubrious songs.  So, my own list is top heavy with stuff from those first two albums.  Yet, I was still able to find enough songs from the rest of their catalog to come up with 25 songs.

1.  Supersonic
2.  Wonderwall
3.  Rock 'N' Roll Star
4.  Live Forever
5.  Don't Look Back In Anger
6.  Morning Glory
7.  Stop Crying Your Heart Out
8.  Some Might Say
9.  Importance of Being Idle
10. Lyla
11. Songbird
12. Champagne Supernova
13. Shock of the Lightning
14. Acquiesce
15. Slide Away
16. Little By Little
17. Talk Tonight
18. Cigarettes & Alcohol
19. Waiting For The Rapture
20. Underneath The Sky
21. Stand By Me
22. Hindu Times
23. She's Electric
24. Fade Away
25. It's Getting Better (Man)

Top 5 Albums
1.  Definitely Maybe
2.  (What's The Story) Morning Glory
3.  Stop The Clocks
4.  Masterplan
5.  Be Here Now

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Playlist for 9/13

XTC - Drums and Wires
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
Okkervil River - Away
Joe Jackson - I'm The Man
Joe Jackson - Beat Crazy
Joe Jackson - Jumpin' Jive
Joe Jackson - Body and Soul
Kinks - Everybody's In Show-Biz
Now 59
Never A Dull Moment - 1971  (Book)  - David Hepworth

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Music Years Of My Life: 2001

We all seek comfort in music when tragedy strikes.  One of the things I remember most about that day was going to Borders to buy the new Bob Dylan album, "Love and Theft" in the late afternoon.  9/11 was a Tuesday, which back then was New Release day, so I did what was normal for me and go to Borders (or Circuit City) and check out the latest CD's.  It was odd that inside this big store people were going about their daily business of browsing books, magazines, CD's, etc., while over the store's speaker system was a newscast of 9/11 events.

The comfort of entertainment in times like that can't be denied.  For some it's as much needed as family, faith.  On September 21 the first benefit concert was broadcast, America: A Tribute to Heroes.  An unplugged/acoustic show, which featured many notable performances.  On October 20, a bigger even was staged, Concert For New York City, which had many powerful moments.

There were also patriotic songs post 9/11, mostly from the Country field:  Alan Jackson's "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning" and Aaron Tippin's "Where The Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly" were the most played in the latter part of 2001.

Many people have noted Clear Channel's now infamous banned or not banned  songs, which came out a week after 9/11.  In the end, it's memo didn't say stations couldn't play, say "In The Air Tonight" or "Free Fallin'", but suggested use their own judgement.  Banned or not?

Music has always played a part in my life.  Never more so then when my parents died.  You will always go back to the sounds you loved.  Memories to cherish.  Good memories.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Playlist for 9/6

Thad Jones - Magnificent
Undisputed Truth - Face To Face With The Truth
Glenn Jones - Fleeting
Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines
Marisa Anderson - Into The Light
Lori McKenna - Bird & The Rifle
Lori McKenna - Bittertown
Lori McKenna - Massachusetts
Lori McKenna - Lorraine
Lori McKenna - Heart Shaped Bullet Hole
Kandace Springs - Soul Eyes
Jon Pardi - California Sunrise
Blake Mills - Heigh Ho
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