Friday, November 26, 2010

Covers 2010



Monday, November 22, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Josh Rouse - Sad Eyes

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Swallow/Talmor/Nussbaum - Playing in Traffic 2010

Guardian
This is a wonderful contemporary jazz record. Bass guitarist Steve Swallow, drummer Adam Nussbaum and saxophonist Ohad Talmor combine slyly swinging jazz references with all kinds of eclectic inflections – notably through the tonal eloquence and sophistication of Talmor, who was born in Israel, raised in Switzerland and lives in Brooklyn






Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Richard Thompson - Dream Attic 2010

BBC
"Deft flourishes and considered wordplay that Thompson fans will be familiar with."
In 1971 Richard Thompson made an impulsive decision to leave Fairport Convention
PopMatters
Consider this: In 1999, Richard Thompson released Mock Tudor, which is one of his two or three best albums, if not just the best. That’s 32 years into his recording career. Imagine if Paul McCartney had released Flaming Pie and it was as good as or better than Revolver. While we’re at it, imagine that everything he’d released in the interim was nearly as good, too. That’s the level of talent at work here.





Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Amelie Poulain - Slowly Comes My Night

/\/\ /\ Y /\ - M.I.A., 2010

BBC
Akin to albums by the similarly avant-garde artist Björk, each track on /\/\/\Y/\, no matter how different, is unmistakably the work of M.I.A. The leap in her ability, to realise such a distinct vision, is complete. /\/\/\Y/\ is at points a terrifying achievement but, much like life in general, it has so much to offer an inquisitive and open mind–it simply depends whether or not you're bothered enough to scratch beyond the surface and dive in.


--Matthew Bennett

Saw her on Jools the other night





Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Wailin Jennys

The Wailin' Jennys are a Juno Award-winning Canadian folk trio from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and New York, and they consist of soprano Ruth Moody, mezzo Nicky Mehta and alto Heather Masse. Recently, the Jennys have also toured with fiddler and mandolinist Jeremy Penner, who is from Ruth's former band, Scruj MacDuhk.



Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.
~ Gary Larson
About the time we first hear the Robin's ringing welcome to spring we may listen for the Bluebird's more gentle greeting. No bird's song is more associated with the return of Spring than the Bluebird's: nor is there a bird's note more expressive of the passing season than the Bluebird's Autumn call of far-away, far-away.

- Frank M. Chapman, Birdlife, 1897

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Loudon Wainwright 3 - Album III

1 Dead Skunk
2 Red Guitar
3 East Indian Princess
4 Muse Blues
5 Hometeam Crowd
6 B Side
7 Needless To Say
8 Smokey Joe's Cafe
9 New Paint
10 Trilogy (Circa 1967)
11 Drinking Song
12 Say That You Love Me




Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Music isn't just learning notes and playing them, You learn notes to play to the music of your soul. ~ Katie Greenwood

Andy Bey and sisters