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A Night With Laura, Johnny, and Marika

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn, and Marika Hackman at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. This is one of my favorite venues in all of Chicago, and now it will be known as the place I witnessed a beautiful show put on by some of my favorite Brits. 145 more words


Lions In My Own Garden: Enter Gurgles

Back in the 70’s and 80’s when you were shopping for new stereo equipment, the go to disc for stereo salesmen was a Steely Dan or Chicago album to show off the hi-fi racks. 298 more words


Here's Today's News You Didn't Get

As a democratic republic, it is our duty to know what’s going on in the world and to direct our government to protect our interests. Unfortunately, these days our leaders only give us the “mushroom management” treatment, and the news media follows in tow.   553 more words

Media Bias

"Throw back the little ones": Playing string-quartet alone

In the last post I showed how I realise natural timing and phrasing in Logic. I used this method for the cello-part of a string-quartet arrangement of “Throw back the little ones” by Steely Dan. 193 more words


Stephin at the Spiegeltent: I'll Go Back to Annandale*

Late in 1999, I had a totally fun shoot with Stephin Merritt/The Magnetic Fields (and guest vocalists), which ran as part of an article in The Village Voice when their great album, … 52 more words


A Steely Dan take on local growth...

I could make a case for any one of Steely Dan’s first five albums being my favorite, and their greatest. Taken together, ‘Can’t Buy a Thrill’ (1972), Countdown to Ecstasy (1973), Pretzel Logic (1974), Katy Lied (1975), and Royal Scam (1976), present an exquisite, engaging portfolio of Dan’s intelligent, almost-unique rock ‘genre’. 761 more words


30+ Classic Rock Songs I Never Want to Hear Again

The “Classic Rock” genre is the most tired in all of music. Often the only purpose it serves is to prove you’re getting older and that you no longer drive the cool car you used to drive when you were in high school, or something. 1,769 more words