Dusty Hazy Seventies (A Mix)

When you think about it, the seventies were quite a long time ago. Not long in geological time, but in cultural and human time, those years are now dusty and hazy. What lives on is memories, if you were alive then – or what’s been preserved through art and media. We’ve got photos, writing, movies,…

3 More Fleetwood Mac Songs Not By Fleetwood Mac

A few days ago Rolling Stone published a list of “The 16 Best Fleetwood Mac Songs (Not By Fleetwood Mac)”.  Here’s three more that come to mind: “Ravenous”, by Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers A darker, moodier side of one of the best country rock bands around these days. Evocations of Stevie Nicks’ Mac songs…

Sound City: A Dump, A Palace

What do Bill Cosby, cult leader Charles Manson, and daredevil motorcyclist Evel Knievel all have in common? It sounds like the preamble to a particularly clever joke (or maybe just a particularly bad joke).  The answer, however, is that they all recorded songs in a not-much-to-look-at, often-trashed studio called Sound City.  Classic albums by artists…