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…

New Music from Old People

I write that blog title in a joking way because I’m approaching middle age myself. Who am I kidding? I’ve approached it, poked it cautiously with a long stick and it’s welcomed me into its lair. So far it hasn’t turned on me, but I’m keeping an eye on it. There’s that expression “in the…

SoundCircuit 2 – Still Walking (Sea)

The next in an ongoing (?) series, picking up where Part 1 left off. Sequence of tracks: 1. Steve Tibbetts- Walking (snippet) 2. Iasos – Siren Shallows 3. Wendy and Bonnie – The Endless Pathway 4. These Trails – Psyche 2 5. Bruce Cockburn – A Life Story (edit) 6. Jimmie Spheeris – Sighs in…

All Things Must Pass: The End of Vin Scelsa’s “Idiot’s Delight”

“Repect the elders. Embrace the new. Encourage the impractical and improbable, without bias.” These words, originally penned by music journalist David Fricke, were the guiding principles by which Vin Scelsa steered his long-running radio show “Idiot’s Delight”, which ends with Scelsa’s retirement on May 2nd. Scelsa’s close to 50-year career was the embodiment of “old…

Gordon Lightfoot’s “Sundown”

The Internet has facilitated many positive things, but the unedited, often unverified exchange of information can also create a giant repository of confusion. Take for example, the Songfacts page about Gordon Lightfoot’s 1974 hit “Sundown”. Songfacts is a website where readers can add their own comments about the story and/or meaning behind individual songs. This…