#502 – Blows Against the Empire by Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship

This album was on a desert island albums list from some interview that I read the other day, along with album #500, from just two days ago. I can’t remember whose desert island album list it was, though I’m not sure how much it matters. It might be worth knowing, however, just to check outContinue reading “#502 – Blows Against the Empire by Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship”

#500 – Mustt Mustt (Real World Gold) by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

For this blogging milestone I was torn about how to mark the occasion. On the one hand, it feels like a decent accomplishment to have kept this thing going for 500 days. Conversely, why should this selection be considered any more significant because it will be associated with a big, round number in the annalsContinue reading “#500 – Mustt Mustt (Real World Gold) by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan”

#499 – Fear of Death by Tim Heidecker

Usually when you hear about an actor or comedian who also writes music, the product is nothing special. They parley their extant fame into a little bit of attention to their album, generally not to be repeated. This one is actually not in that category. A country album from a comedian sounds like it shouldContinue reading “#499 – Fear of Death by Tim Heidecker”

#493 – Emily’s D+Evolution by Esperanza Spalding

I worked on a session with this artist in college. A good friend of mine was producing it and I can remember sitting in the control room and thinking that she would surely by very famous, very soon. Fast forward five or six years and I saw Esperanza opening up for Prince. I’m not sayingContinue reading “#493 – Emily’s D+Evolution by Esperanza Spalding”