His moment of glory was "Lonely Boy," unforgettable for its metrical hook. He was a longtime collaborator with Linda Ronstadt, the anchor of her band. He produced a song for my friend Barbara McDonald and she spoke glowingly of him.
He takes the guitar solo here with Linda:
When Phast Phreddie Patterson the Boogaloo Omnibus offers me an hour DJ set at the Brooklyn Record Riot at Warsaw, I always say yes. What's more fun than spinning for a bunch of hardcore music geeks? Thanks Phreddie!
Here's what I played this afternoon (all LPs).
"No More Hard Times" by Malachi Thompson, with vocals by Leon Thomas, from Spirit (Delmark, 1981)
"Bushman Song" by John Stubblefield from Bushman Song (Enja, 1986)
"Hidden Treasure" by Sonya Robinson feat. Jean-Paul Bourelly from Sonya (Columbia, 1987) Read more »
Here's the plan, to be fleshed out as I go along:
Poulenc's Concerto for Organ, Strings & Timpani: classic RCA Living Stereo recording with soloists Berj Zamkochian and Everett Frith along with the BSO conducted by Charles Munch
Saint-Saens's "Organ" Symphony: same folks as above
Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand: Aldo Ciccolini/Orchestre National de l'ORTF/Jean Martinon
Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit, Miroirs, and Le Tombeau de Couperin: Abbey Simon
lots of Debussy
Honegger's "Liturgique" Symphony
Magnard's Symphonies ##3-4
Franck's Symphony in D minor Read more »
Last year, Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers was based on the idea that success in a field comes from practicing tasks for ten thousand hours. This simplified meme provides a starting point for understanding Michael Jackson's success: when at age five one starts doing something constantly, utterly assured facility in that work through ten thousand hours of "practice" gets built up pretty early. Michael Jackson sang and danced so much so young that it became second nature. Read more »
According to Wikipedia's obituary page, alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano died yesterday. He wasn't the most technically gifted player, but he had taste and imagination. I don't have a whole lot of his albums, but I enjoy what I've got: Read more »
On April 8th, we had the pleasure of working with Glenn Tibrook of Squeeze at our Music Salon hosted at Bennet Media Studios, our new home in the West Village of New York. After a brief lunch with a group of 20 of our friends, we went down stairs to the "catacombs" where we set up a stage for Glenn to perform. Read more »
CES just ending, while we didn't attend, there was plenty of net info to get a sense of what's going on. Last year, we spent the day looking at the new Samsung products at Ed Bennet's house. Microsoft was at the two day demo showing off their new products for TV.
I've been saying for a few years that the consumer is ready and demanding that their home theater systems or TVs have access to the Internet. The Apple TV box is the best but not the only add on solution to achieve this capability until now. Read more »
This has something for everyone!
GlassLands, 289 Kent Ave.
(between South 1st/South 2nd)
Sunday, July 27, 7-9 PM
Featuring the concert premiere of â€œEichmannâ€ from my Bystander soundtrack and a Williamsburg all-stars performance of Rhys Chathamâ€™s Guitar Trio featuring members of Saturday Looks Good to Me, Muggabears, Silver Haunches, and more.
Here's a rant from the AOL classical music board; ranter in bold, with my responses: Read more »
but jonathan rosenbaum said it better than i can...
Going to Film Forum to catch "Mepris" (Contempt) tonight. Jack Palance, Bardot, Fritz Lang, Belmondo. Ooh la lah. I shall report later...btw -- get the to the film forum website and check out the original French trailer. It is a work of high-art in itself.
Dusty and I just came back from Vegas after presenting 3 presentations on podcasting and media. For those of you who attended, thank you for all the kind comments. I've also posted our three presentations with links to them here. Read more »