Phil Collins, Anthony Phillips and the Song That Wouldn’t Die

It could have been the single to launch Phil Collins’ multi-platinum solo career, but it was way back when he was still a long-haired and bearded progressive rock drummer with Genesis. The song’s author, original Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips – who had quit Genesis years before due to stage fright and exhaustion – would have…

Cabinet of Obscurities: The Hilltops – “Holler”

An occasional feature showcasing excellent music by little-known artists who (generally) only put out one or two albums. This one is unique, as I’ve never owned the actual album or even seen the cover. I’ve never seen it for sale on ebay, or anywhere else on the Internet. So, yeah, it’s pretty obscure – but Holler,…

Mysterious and Iconic: The Cover Art of “Undercurrent”

[This is a revisited, replaced and greatly expanded post from one I did on this album cover back in 2011.] It’s a haunting image. It stays in the mind partly because of the questions it raises: Why is the woman in the water? Why is she wearing an evening gown? Why is she in that…

Dungen & Woods: “Marfa Myths 003”

Marfa. A unique town with a unique name. Weird even. Like someone with a mouth full of tacos trying to say “Martha.” At the same time, there’s something about it that sounds a bit mysterious, makes me think of UFO’s or something. Marfa sits in the vast Texas desert near the border with Mexico. Remote…

Jess Roden: An Appreciation / An Introduction

There’s another blog out there where the author is writing about singer Jess Roden. He remarks that none of his friends know who Roden is – they say “who’s she?” or refer to him as “Jeff Roden.” Well, here’s another piece about Roden, ‘cause he deserves to be remembered (not that he’s dead!) and ‘cause…

Blog Rebooting and a Self Interview

The Music To Eat blog has lied fallow the last few months. Taking a breather, as it were- its first lengthy one since starting seven years ago. It’s back with a new design, and, while not exactly a new direction, maybe a slightly different feel.  This is one of those blogs that’s too eclectic for…