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Terry Riley “A Rainbow In Curved Air” CD remaster

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

I’m beyond happy to finally have a decent recording of one of my favorite albums. Sadly, no vinyl, but this CD remaster (along with the one of “In C”) is crazy superior to the 42-year-old CBS version. The tambourine rattles on the title track no longer sound like a sibilant rattlesnake on a transistor radio [...]

Grace and Conflict

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Streaming radio from my laptop.

A Sad Goodbye to Ben Keith

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

He gave us some of the most beautiful pedal steel guitar ever to bless an album or stage. On Tonight’s the Night he infused an otherwise gritty and ramshackle work with a unique dignity and grace. Bye, Ben. And thanks. Ben Keith, Neil Young’s steel guitarist: 1937-2010 Neil Young “Too Far Gone” with Pancho and [...]

Why Isn’t “Time Fades Away” Available on CD?

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

A: Because it’s maybe gonna show up on Archives Vol. 2? B: http://www.sidestreetrecords.com/articles/OddsSods.html [photo swiped from sidestreetrecords.com without permission; they obtained it from John Frey WITH permission ] [thanks to David Green from the ever-obsessive Rust List for pointing this out]

“Come Back Next Time, It’ll Be Much Better”

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Chuck Prophet goes with what he knows.


Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

The funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. After watching the first three episodes on rented DVD I went and bought seasons 1 and 2…hearing Wishbone Ash used as incidental music in the first episode sealed the deal.

Born to Synthesize

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Midnight Special, 2/14/75.

“Like a high-priced prostitute, I have my specialites”

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

A Digital Chat With a Wizard, a True Star

Ali Akbar Khan

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Ali Akbar Khan passed away at the age of 88, leaving a massive musical impression upon the world.

Emmylou Harris quote – whence?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Can anyone give me a source for this oft-quoted Emmylou endorsement? I keep reading it in Lucinda Williams articles, yet no one ever mentions where it was first published. “[Lucinda] is an example of the best of what country at least says it is. But, for some reason, she’s completely out of the loop. And [...]