Music To Eat

An Eclectic Gastronomy of Sound

Birds of a Feather: Pat Metheny’s “New Chautauqua” & John Abercrombie’s “Characters”

Sometimes an album seems so unique that you can’t imagine anything else quite like it. Sometimes you’re wrong.  After living with guitarist Pat Metheny’s 1979 recording New Chautauqua for decades … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ron Korb – “Asia Beauty”

I recently wrote a profile for a local magazine on Canadian flutist Ron Korb.  To be honest, I hadn’t heard of him before, but after listening to some of his … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – “Over Everything”

Just a quick post of something bright and funny to offset, however little, all the darkness in the world lately. “Over Everything,” the new video and song from Courtney Barnett … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Walter Becker and an Alternate Steely Dan

Memories can be faulty things. With the death of Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker a few days ago, I was thinking back to the one time I saw Steely Dan … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Four Reissues You Need to Hear!

Well, okay, you don’t really need to hear them. Don’t you hate those kinds of click bait headlines? That kind’s not as bad as something like “The Ten Best Reissues … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

Bruce Springsteen and Nihilistic Vase Smashing

Even the most professional and assured musicians have goofy moments from their early years. Though Bruce Springsteen is one of the most focused and driven artists in the history of … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Painting Penguins with Kate Bush

I was listening to Kate Bush’s bizarre 1982 track “Leave It Open” the other day.  There’s an ending vocal passage (starting at 2:34) that’s hard to decipher.  When I first … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

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