The Essex Green – “Hardly Electronic”

Summer and the Essex Green. It’s a good combo. The vintage yet timeless sound of the band is like the warm sun on those forested Vermont mountains where they first strummed their instruments years ago. It’s been a long time coming  for band members Sasha Bell, Jeff Baron and Chris Ziter – 12 years, to…

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…

SoundCircuit 3 – Transcendental Suburban Jungle

The latest in the occasional series. This one an abstract audio commentary featuring The Beach Boys‘ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”, The Beatles‘ “It’s All Too Much”, Joni Mitchell‘s “The Hissing of Summer Lawns”, Stereolab‘s “Brakhage”, and various other sounds and music  stitched together in a cosmic brew (full tracklist available on request).

“The Beatles Lyrics”, by Hunter Davies

There are reportedly over 2,000 books about the Beatles. I’ve read probably between five and ten of them. Not a whole lot by some standards, but – along with the many print and online articles I’ve read over the years – I’ve got a fair to very good knowledge of the band. Yet, Hunter Davies’…

“Imagine There’s No Beatles” by Charlie Bermant (book review)

What would Jimi Hendrix be doing now if he hadn’t died in 1970? Would he have moved in a jazz direction and turned his back on mainstream rock? How about Jim Morrison? Abandoned music to become an expatriate poet in Paris? What about Janis Joplin? Nick Drake? Kurt Cobain? Speculative music journalism is a small,…

Similar Ingredients [#7] – The Beatles/Simon & Garfunkel

Songs with certain similarities – either musical, lyrical, historical, cultural, and/or all of these things. =”Bridge Over Troubled Water” (by Simon & Garfunkel) 1970= =”Let It Be” (by The Beatles) 1970= In 1970, The Beatles’ “Let It Be” and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” dominated the charts and radio airwaves. Both have a…