Posts tagged ‘music’

Gimme Some Lovin’

I had a Twitter conversation with Casey Liss that stretched out from last night into this morning. If you don’t understand my Emoji rebus, you may want to look here. Anyway, I could make some snarky comments about Casey’s confusion, but that wouldn’t be fair. First, the peak of Steve Winwood’s career predates Casey’s birth.…


Shaking the rust off

I’m going to use the fooforaw over Neil Young’s Pono project as a jumping-off point for a series of posts on vibration analysis. I know I’ve said this before, but in the immortal words of Bullwinkle, “This time for sure!” I need to stretch my analytical muscles here a little more, lest they atrophy. I…


Allen Toussaint

Although I don’t listen every show, I always check out what Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis are doing on the Sound Opinions podcast because they produce gems several times a year. Last week’s show had a fun interview with Cynthia Robinson and Jerry Martini of Sly & the Family Stone,1 and this week’s has a…


Wonderful world, beautiful people

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned Sound Opinions here before. It’s a radio show recorded for Chicago’s main public radio station, WBEZ, syndicated around the country, and available as a podcast. I don’t listen to it every week—not all that interested in what the kids are listening to—but it often has a segment or two…


We’ve been expecting you

Apropos of nothing, I’ve been watching George Harrison clips on YouTube and thought I’d share them with you. In his solo recordings, George became known for his slide guitar work. It’s a great sound and, best I can tell, uniquely his. He’s not mimicking blues or Hawaiian slide players; it’s just George. He doesn’t draw…


No reason to get excited

Because today is Bob Dylan’s birthday, and I neglected to include a Neil Young video in yesterday’s post here’s a video with Neil and some Dylan wannabe doing “All Along the Watchtower.”


Earbuds

Hey, I just got a new pair of earbuds, and there’s an internet rule that says I have to tell you about them. Actually, based on the usual earphone/headphone post, the requirements are: I must pay more for the headphones than I did for the iPod they’re connected to. I must compare them to at…


Grammys

A few comments on last night’s Grammy awards ceremony: Much to my surprise, I liked Paul McCartney’s Valentine song and I thought he did a decent job singing it. One reviewer of his new album (I didn’t save a link) said Paul’s voice isn’t up to challenge of the songs. I don’t have the album,…


E A E G E

I was offline most of the day, so I wasn’t able to tweet an answer to Merlin’s question on Twitter: OK. Help me out. Who’s best known for that blues riff?“E-A-E-G-A”John Lee Hooker? Muddy Waters? Earlier?(do NOT say George Thorogood)1:48 PM Thu Dec 29, 2011@hotdogsladies Merlin Mann Oops. Sorry. Meant:“E-A-E-G-E”Feels very John Lee Hooker. Anything…


Sour sugarplums

I think I was in my twenties when I learned that demographers thought of me as a baby boomer. It was something of a shock. To me, boomers were 5-15 years older than me, at risk of being drafted into the Vietnam War. I was too young to be a boomer. But numbers don’t lie,…