My kids think I am nuts to be listening to such eclectic
music, but I can't help it.
Hopefully they might overhear something real and throw out the Brittany Spears
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A wonderful series done in 2000 by National
Public Radio documenting the stories behind 100 of the most important
American musical works of the 20th century.
I actually made it a project one long weekend to collect
all 100 mentioned works.
what can I say? his language may be rated r, his look is
retro-rock-skuzz - but he pulls it off. he's sincere,
in his 30's, writes and plays all his own stuff. live
performances are total adrenalin from start to the last encore - he just plain
tenor, soprano and alto saxophones, flute - always compellingly passionate and
alive. some of his work are just plain jazz
standards. "giant steps" and "a love
supreme" to mention a few.
ok, another one with an honest mouth, but the sounds are so real, and it is every-day, middle-class, happily-sad
songs about love and lust, and all from a girl next door.
'And I can feel it in my bones
I'm gonna spend my whole life alone'
Velvet Underground & Nico (Album)
radical debut album of the group led by Lou Reed and pushed toward
fame by pop legend Andy Warhol. 35 years since the release of the first
VU album, and it almost sounds better. ps. I had to
break the black & white barier to display this one in
lifetime of Field
Recordings by Alan Lomax
music anthropologist, made it possible for
us to understand the earlier pieces of music in our cultures. from
early slave songs to eastern european folk, songs, any of his
recordings are a must for serious music
he is a vegan, and i only eat things that are brown, but diets aside, he might just be the most creative musician to
hit the pop charts. he laces his albums with essays.
his website is a canvas - don't miss his daily, sometimes more than
once per day, web
otherwise known as bull cow, Wolf sang blues and influenced them all - clapton, the stones, led zepplin.
as stated by Sam Phillips when he first heard him "this is for me.
this is where the soul of man never dies." just listen to
"spoonful" by willie dixon, performed by the wolf
Jim Morrison & The Doors
ok, so it was a band, but if it weren't for
morrison's poetry - american, raw and still sometimes
'The sun, an orange skull,
whispers quietly, becomes an
island, & is gone.'
he got miles davis, art blakey, hank jones and
sam jones together on one album. listen to 'autumn
leaves' and just think...he is speaking to us through his
'I don't think it's necessary to be different
so much as to be right.
To be felt.
To be beautiful'
Hot Chili Peppers
introduced to the
peppers by my friend lucy while australia in '92, i
discovered them late in their career. but within 6
months my daughter rebecca was singing 'under the bridge'
word for word (she was 4). to hear them live is said
to be an unending bash.
Leadbetter "Lead Belly"
discovered by john lomax (alan's father - see
above left) at the infamous angola prison, lead belly
became the consummate 12 folk artist
influencing and befriending the likes of woody guthrie
and pete seeger.
a project more than a band, the work of composer michael cretu, the rave/trance sounds
suck you into the world of enigma. as cretu said in
'the central question of our being is not "to be or not to be," but "Why?"'
he's a hip-geek-nerd that writes surreal lyrics,
mixes it with funk, rock, rap, alternative, grunge and even
'I'm a full grown man
But I'm not afraid to cry'