Andy Summers Album Guide

Sure, you liked Andy Summers’ guitar playing in the Police – the spiky punk/reggae inflected licks colored by jazzy chords and atmospheric effects – but where to start with his solo albums? He’s got albums a-plenty, and if you count his duo records with other musicians, the number climbs higher. His playing is always unique,…

Andy Summers & Pat Metheny Meeting – 1982

A little something, a preview of sorts, for an upcoming Andy Summers solo album guide I’m putting together for the blog… Pat Metheny and Andy Summers are probably my two favorite guitarists, and I was surprised and pleased when I stumbled on this photo the other day: A little research turned up an interview from…

Walking the Dog (A Very Short Story)

I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been listening to a way-out song called “Suburban Shuffle” from a 1972 album by jazz fusion keyboardist Barry Miles (with incredible guitar by a young John Abercrombie) a lot lately or because I’ve just finished the new book Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi…

The Police’s “So Lonely” and a Mondegreen

Funny how we can mishear the lyrics to a song and the whole meaning can be changed (a “mondegreen“, as it were.)  I was sitting in a café the other day and “So Lonely” by the Police was playing in the background. In my mind I was brought back in time to when I was…