On Saturday night, I went to see Peter Hook & The Light in Tampa. If you don’t know, Peter Hook was the bassist and a founding member of both Joy Division and New Order. Both bands (especially Joy Division) and Hook’s bass playing have had a huge influence on me and the music I’ve made over the years. If you aren’t…
Why It Matters (Beyoncé and the CMAs)
Jaysus jay-walk’d, what a gig. Sheikh Strummer foaming at the mouth, Mick Jones and Simonon punked up, and Topper topping it all off on Capital Radio, Janie Jones, What’s My Name, and Garageland in the Red October of ‘77.
Run for your life! Here comes another song showdown, and this time we’re pitting a band against itself. Because we can.
Welcome to the newest variation of pointless Oppo song competitions, Song Showdown. The premise is simple, we take two good (or at least popular) variations of the same song and pit them head-to-head. Sometimes this means two covers, sometimes this means the cover vs the original, hell even electric vs acoustic and…
If you’re a certain kind of a person, this is really great.
This album is incredible!
Life is a predictable mess of unpredictability. It’s something I was reminded of last Thursday when I attended the stellar concert by Belgian musician Stromae, with a little help from Limbo.
Bob Dylan is probably the most reluctant messiah figure since Brian Cohen, and when he was really feeling it, which was almost always, he was nearly as funny and much, much louder. Probably the best of these times was captured in 1965’s Highway 61 Revisted, part two of Dylan’s electric trilogy that would revolutionize…
I bet you forgot this was a thing that happened.
Not the official video.....but about 1000x better.
A few tunes making the rotation in my ears today:
Not bad at all. Fantastic rhythm playing as always, and Waddy’s lead sounds good too. Doesn’t sound too glossy, Steve Jordan’s just killing it on drums, and Keith’s voice actually sounds pretty great. Good stuff.
I got turned on to this band by a cover of Louie Louie they did, and from there was pulled in by the Weezer-esque cover art of their debut album Crazy Rhythms. The Feelies certainly aren’t obscure, but they aren’t incredibly well known either, despite their influence on the rock scene.
Not much to say other than the obvious: legendary jazz luminary, virtually unsurpassed mastery of his instrument, relentlessly innovative- a genius.
Is it too early to declare that this game has the best soundtrack of the year?
While my guitar gently weeps.