Sunday Brunch: Jan. 26, 2014

The John Lurie National Orchestra: “Flutter” (from The Invention of Animals, 2014) John Lurie is an actor, musician and now painter (he can no longer act or play music because of late stage Lyme Disease). You may know him from a group of 1980’s Jim Jarmusch movies he appeared in. This new album is a…

Sunday Brunch: Jan. 12, 2014

New music every Sunday. Linda Perhacs– “Freely” (from The Soul of All Natural Things, 2014) This is from Perhac’s second album, coming out in a couple of months. Her first was released 44 years ago! Amazingly, this song picks up right where her first album left off – it’s got the same mystical, folk-new age…

Sunday Brunch: Dec. 1, 2013

The Silver Seas– “I’m The One” (from Alaska, 2013) Daniel Tashian has been writing brilliant songs for a long time. In fact, in his day job he’s a professional songwriter- writing tunes for others, and the occasional ad jingle.  The stuff under his own name (including the album Arthur, one of my favorites from a…

Sunday Brunch: Nov. 24, 2013

Courtney Barnett– “Avant Gardener” (from The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, 2013) Sharply observed commentary on the minutiae of daily life or simply stream of consciousness? Maybe both. Either way, this is packed full of funny lines, all delivered in a speaking/singing style that reminds me of Lucinda Williams…if Williams was from Australia…

Sunday Brunch: Nov. 3, 2013

New music every Sunday. “By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and…

Sunday Brunch: Oct. 20, 2013

New music every Sunday. “By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and…