Category Archives: Song of the Day

Before and After Chuck Berry (NYT)

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(March 7, 2017): Bachman-Turner Overdrive: Gimme Your Money Please

K-SHE Classic. From the 1973 self-titled album, Bachman-Turner Overdrive. “I liked them before before they were “big”. I can recall walking up to a Target store with my mom, dad, and sister during a week when middle school was closed … Continue reading

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(March 3, 2017): Tina Brooks – The Blues and I

From the posthumous 1990 album, Back To The Tracks. This LP was cobbled together from September and October 1960 hard bop sessions with Paul Chambers, Art Taylor, Jackie McLean, Kenny Drew and Blue Mitchell. Van Gelder did the recording. I … Continue reading

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A Springsteen Cover Band Is a Fitting Choice for Trump’s Inauguration – The New Yorker

Absolutely fitting. An imposter band for an imposter President. http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/a-springsteen-cover-band-is-a-fitting-choice-for-trumps-inauguration

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In Apple-Spotify World, SoundCloud Can’t Find Room – Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-04/in-apple-spotify-world-soundcloud-can-t-find-room

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NYTimes: 45 Pop Music Hits, in the Words of Their Creators

Book Review by Anthony DeCurtis ANATOMY OF A SONG The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop By Marc Myers Illustrated. 323 pp. Grove Press. $26. I once asked the Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora … Continue reading

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(December 3, 2016): Add N To (X) – Buckminster Fuller

From the 1999 album, Avant Hard.  This was the first song I put on after Donald Trump had been declared the winner of the election as the 45th U.S. President. It still captures how I feel. A number of songs off … Continue reading

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