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…

Lee Ranaldo’s “New Thing”

Lee Ranaldo (previously of Sonic Youth) has a new album coming out in September called Electric Trim. One of the lead tracks just released is called “New Thing” and, as accompanied by it’s video, is a brilliant commentary on our technology obsessed world. Ranaldo walks around New York City with his “device” (which is actually…

Sunday Brunch: Feb. 9, 2014

The Autumn Defense – “Why Don’t We Wait” (from Fifth, 2014) It’s interesting how bands choose singles from their albums.  Often, I would choose different songs.  The Autumn Defense has been promoting “None of This Will Matter” and “This Thing That I Found” from their new release.  Both great songs from an album that the…

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…

Taking a Bite Out of 2013: Year End Wrap-Up

I’ve written about a few of my favorite things (why do I hear Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music singing “these are a few of my favorite things”?), musically speaking, that were released this year. Some of my words were published on PopMatters (Dent May, Bobby Whitlock, Tommy Keene, Robbie Basho, etc.) and some…

Lee Ranaldo’s “Last Night on Earth”: Album of the Year?

“The world is wild, wild and free / It means everything to you and everything to me / We can waste our time and let it pass us by / Or open up our eyes and let it in” -from “Home Chds” [note: “Chds” is an abbreviation for “chords”] Lee Ranaldo’s new album Last Night…