2016: Sixteen Music Things I Loved this Year

In some ways, 2016 was a grim year.  A lot of great musicians died, there was divisive political turmoil in the U.S., the environment continued to take a beating worldwide (including up the road from me where even more subdivisions replace the last sections of woods and farms in the area), and the media got…

Recent (W)riting Roundup

A few music reviews and such that I’ve published recently: -Chris Smither’s and Paul MacNeil’s “Sunshine Lady” (at Aquarium Drunkard) -Review: Bert Jansch’s Avocet (reissue) (at PopMatters) -Review: Jason Collett’s Song and Dance Man (at PopMatters) -Review: The Vulgar Boatmen’s You and Your Sister (reissue) (at No Depression) -Review: The High Llamas’ Here Come the…

Sunday Brunch: April 13, 2014

New music every Sunday. The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl)- “Animals” (from Midnight Sun, 2014) Mr. Lennon is at it again with another super-psychedelic surrealistic video, following up on Moth to a Flame from a month or so ago. This one’s preoccupied with 70’s cults. And 70’s cult…