Archive for the 'The Music' Category

The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore

I can’t get this song out of my head. I needed to hear something familiar, so I dialed up Classic Vinyl on Sirius XM. But when I hit a clunker I switched to 60’s on 6 and heard this, which I didn’t want to listen to, because the Walker Brothers never really made it over […]

Tommy LiPuma

Mike Ginsberg turned me on to Traffic. I met him at a NEFTY week in New Hampshire. I took the train up to West Hartford and we sat in his attic and he spun the second LP, the one that started with “Feelin’ Alright,” long before Joe Cocker made this song so famous. And then […]

This Girl

This Girl – Spotify This Girl – YouTube How did I miss this? Sometimes I feel like I’ve been dropped on this planet without a map. Oh, prior to electronics, the internet, I knew exactly where I was, what path I was on, growing up in the suburbs to go to a good college to […]

Aaron Watson

This record should be bad. A guy with no deal doing it independently, we’re inundated with the work of wannabes, we trust labels, radio and the press to weed out quality. But what if they don’t? The first criterion for music is listenability. I don’t care about theories, the lyrics, first and foremost it must […]