Do you remember cassette tapes? They’re not making the kind of comeback that vinyl did, for a lot of reasons. Cassettes can get mangled pretty easily; the tape can get stuck in your tape player and then you have to get a pencil and wind it back up and hope the tape doesn’t get even… Continue reading 1/29/18: I made you a mixtape…
The past few weeks have been pretty busy, thanks to some wonderful wonderful work. I know everyone hates waking up in the morning to get ready for their jobs, but it’s so great to have a reason to hate waking up. It seems like the best working songs have to do with not liking your… Continue reading Working it
I was always a big fan of this song. I knew they were using samples from Blue Note recordings, but never bothered to track down the original source material. But then it came and found me. I was listening to the radio, and some Herbie Hancock came on: It’s great to listen to… Continue reading 7/10/17: US3 & Herbie Hancock
There are a lot of wonderful protest songs out there, but I wish there didn’t have to be any.
While the band was onstage, that guy was the happiest man on the planet.
My favorite things about this song? Inez Foxx’s fabulous voice, first of all. It’s like honey, but is so powerful. And she’s got great vocal control. The rhythm track is great, too. There’s so much going on, you just get pulled into the music. And the next thing you know, you’re dancing on top of… Continue reading 4/10/17: Monday Funday Dance Party
I can’t believe I missed August 16th. Elvis Presley’s death day. We’ve always had some kind of ironic celebration to the great man. There’s a bar in Manhattan that did an Elvis death day celebration every year – there would be Elvis food (gummy bears, peanut butter and banana sandwiches), Elvis movies on TV, an… Continue reading 8/17/16: The King