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”
I’ve been getting a lot of unsolicited recommendations recently, which really makes this blog a lot easier to keep going. This one was described to me as a perfect accompaniment to certain altered states, and I don’t think I could agree more.
Here’s another great indie rock band that Spotify’s algorithm has led me to. I swear, that app knows me better than I know myself. It might just be my closest friend at this point, or at least one of my most important relationships.
As I am always trying to delve further into the world of electronic music, I will often look to the big names of the genre’s past. Artists like this inspired so many others that some knowledge of their work feels like a prerequisite to an electronic education.
Derek Trucks is probably the man most responsible for the start of my guitar journey. I saw him with the Allman Brothers Band several times when I was in high school and is the guitarist I most wanted to emulate, right down to the fingerpicking and the SG.
I’ve had people sing the praises of these guys from time to time. A colleague recounted a very positive concert-going experience with them the other day and I decided to finally give them a try.
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”
No idea how I came across this one, but I liked it. Just another journey down the Spotify rabbit hole…
I was talking to some friends about music the other night and somehow we got on the topic of the Black Eyed Peas’ albums before Fergie joined their ranks. I remember having owned the first one, which I thought was decent, but not exciting enough for me to come back for more, apparently. Now, havingContinue reading “#491 – Bridging the Gap by Black Eyed Peas”
Interesting that I listened to a Passover album the week of Rosh Hashanna. This is a band that was fronted by Alex Maas of selection #488 fame.