Crash Course for the Ravers Album: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 1972 Prior Level of Acquaintance: Intimate Three-Word Review: Driving, exhilarating, sexy Album: Aladdin Sane, 1973 Prior Level of Acquaintance: Intimate Three-Word Review: Dramatic, provocative, random Album: PinUps, 1973 Prior Level of Acquaintance: Intimate Three-Word Review: Diverse, overdone, affected … Continue reading ZiggyFest ’16
Lately I've been reminded of my love for the songs of Donovan. Whatever genre(s) you consider him to fall in, he's an outlier for me with his folkrockjazz/stonedpop/ meditatingmystical vibes. Yet several of his songs live permanently on my iPod. I even love 'I Love My Shirt.' Donovan also ticks a rare box in being a star who I met … Continue reading Barabajagal; or, That Time Donovan Healed My Broken Arm
From the 1901 founding of the Victor Talking Machine Co. to great music being made today, in five easy steps.
A very brief introduction in Three Songs I Can't Stop Listening To. First in a series. Alexis Korner didn't care for the sobriquet "Father of the British Blues," but I'm going to keep calling him that anyway. He was an unlikely bluesman: born in 1928 Paris to a Greek mother and Austrian father, he grew up in … Continue reading Three Essential Songs: Alexis Korner