A Hot Night in Toronto: Pat Metheny, Oct. 9, 2018

“It’s nice to be back in sunny Toronto! Especially on this last day of summer [laughter]. It’s always great to come up here and it has been ever since the beginning.” Near the end of what appeared to be a sold out show at the 3,200 seat Sony Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Pat Metheny greeted…

Andy Summers & Pat Metheny Meeting – 1982

A little something, a preview of sorts, for an upcoming Andy Summers solo album guide I’m putting together for the blog… Pat Metheny and Andy Summers are probably my two favorite guitarists, and I was surprised and pleased when I stumbled on this photo the other day: A little research turned up an interview from…

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…

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…

Hot Potatoes: 10 (or 12) of the Best Guitar Albums

Sounding good in almost any genre of music, the guitar is capable of expressing a broad range of human emotion. It can be angry or celestial, confident or jittery, screaming or mellow. Strummed or picked, plugged or unplugged, the guitar has become the dominant world instrument. Here’s a selection of primarily instrumental guitar albums that…