Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturday Music Digest

Yet another wealth of info-if this keeps up I will have to make this expanded edition permanent!

The Man in White

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/27/opinion/27sat4.html

Rainbow Nation

http://www.starbulletin.com/features/20100226_island_mele.html

Playboy and Jazz: a history

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=50626

New jazz on DVD

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2010/02/eyeballin_masters_of_american.php

Big swing from jazz to steampunk

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2010/02/27/secret_society_swings_from_jazz_to_steampunk/

A punk rock ookelele festival?

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5jTY_L6N98u-igyfMttjeHB4TJTSA

New sounds live

http://www.wnyc.org/music/articles/150926

The Guitar Man of Broadway

http://capitolhillseattle.com/2010/02/26/the-guitar-man-of-broadway

Rockin' Jake sighted

http://www.capegazette.com/storiescurrent/201002/rockin_jake26.html

Lineup announced for this year's French Quarter Fest

http://www.neworleans.com/music/kevin-blog/340129-the-2010-french-quarter-festival-musical-lineup.html

A rare George Harrison pic

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-entertainment/the-beatles/the-beatles-news/2010/02/26/rare-boyhood-photo-of-george-harrison-100252-25917278/

A chat with Clapton's guitar tech

http://guitarinternational.com/wpmu/2010/02/26/a-talk-with-lee-dickson-guitar-tech-to-eric-clapton/

An interview with engineer Ken Scott

http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2010/Mar/Interview_Ken_Scott_Part_1_Recording_with_The_Beatles_Inside_the_Studio.aspx

The Stones return to Main Street

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/26/seen-much-better-days-rolling-stones-return-to-main-street/

And Texas Trails

http://www.countryworldnews.com/news/texas-trails/555-texas-trails-the-original-outlaw.html

Friday, February 26, 2010

Facebook Reminder

Foe more music and mayhem please visit my Facebook page...new musical friends added this week include New Orleans bluesman Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Boston singer Andy "Avenging Annie" Pratt.

Lagniappe Friday Music Digest

Another backlog of material today...

Guitar Heroes celebrate Hendrix

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/feb/26/get-experienced-all-star-band-of-guitar-heroes/

A new album explores Irish-Mexican history

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/weekender/stories/2010/02/25/irish-mexican-history-inspires-unusual-project.html?sid=101

Upcoming jazz shows in NYC

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/26/arts/music/26jazz.html

And jazz news from LA

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/02/chick-corea-george-benson-lead-playboy-jazz-festival.html

Music Appreciation 101 with Ornette Coleman

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/02/25/1997793/lessons-in-music-appreciation.html

SXSW time

http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/music/entries/2010/02/25/austin_at_sxsw_warren_hood.html?cxntfid=blogs_austin_music_source

Stupid Music fiddling around with Carrie Rodriguez

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20100225/AE/100229847/1077&ParentProfile=1058

Famous Ookelele Players of History

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/25/famous-ukulele-players-of_n_477249.html

Making Alternative music

http://www.kansan.com/news/2010/feb/25/making-alternative-music/?jayplay

Upcoming pop and rock music in NYC

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/26/arts/music/26pop.html

Hugh Laurie's secret role on a Meat Loaf album

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/dailydish/detail?entry_id=57963

Where does Clapton rank?

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10056/1038323-388.stm

Carlos Santana doing...a cover album?

http://www.billboard.com/news/carlos-santana-celebrates-supernatural-reissue-1004071120.story

Coming soon to a PBS station near you: "SCTV Classics"

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/television/2011184977_tvbriefs26.html?prmid=head_more

And Johnny Cash and the American Recordings

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/blogs/blog-on-the-tracks/3376478/Johnny-Cash-the-American-recordings

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lagniappe Thurday Music Digest

Had extra stuff again today...

New music from The Sojourners

http://www.vueweekly.com/article.php?id=14425

The Rads head to Fall River

http://www.heraldnews.com/entertainment/x531845707/Radiators-bring-signature-style-and-renewed-sense-of-hope-to-Narrows-March-4

ARTafterDARK returns to Honolulu

http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/blogs/hawaii_today/2010/2/24/Honolulu_Academy_of_Arts_Art_After_Dark

Experimental jazz in Arizona

http://media.www.ecollegetimes.com/media/storage/paper991/news/2010/02/25/News/Experimental.Jazz.Breaths.New.Life.Into.The.Phoenix.Music.Scene-3878357.shtml

Review: "Princess Noir"

http://www.mercurynews.com/celebrities/ci_14463552?nclick_check=1

Learning Stupid Music from the masters

http://www.reporternews.com/news/2010/feb/24/learning-from-the-masters/

Stupid Music from Kinky Friedman

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2010/02/before_we_get_started_aftermat.php

An autograph just ain't what it used to be

http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2010/2/24/1324448/an-autograph-just-aint-what-it

Another great band name: Rabbit Food Punks

http://flagpole.com/Weekly/Features/ThoseDarlins-24Feb10

The SMASH electric guitar

http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/02/24/smash-electric-guitar-made-just-to-get-destroyed-then-recycled/

Hall of Champions

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2010/02/hall-of-champions-all-star-musicians-team-with-pre.html

Happy B-Day, Hari

http://www.beatlesnews.com/blog/the-beatles/201002240923/george-harrison-annual-birthday-tribute-tomorrow-in-hollywood.html

Boston's new HOB

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2010/02/24/hubs_new_house_of_blues_takes_a_place_on_top_of_the_world/

Composer Richard R. Sherman talks Disney music

http://www.inlandsocal.com/iguide/theater/content/news/stories/PE_News_Local_W_theater26.3e8a353.html

And HBO podcasts recall the days of radio comedy

http://www.telegram.com/article/20100224/NEWS/2240398/1011

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lagniappe Wednesday Music Digest!

Had some extra news today, so we have 15 stories instead of 10! Can you stand the excitement?

Weekly music news from Uncle Tom Moffatt, the man who brought Elvis to Hawai'i

http://www.midweek.com/content/columns/utg/

The man who opened the door to jazz in Cuba

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/02/23/1495223/he-opened-door-to-jazz-in-cuba.html?asset_id=Bobby%20Carcasses:%20From%20Havana%20to%20Miami&asset_type=html_module

Review of the return of Gil Scott-Heron

http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/turn_it_up/2010/02/album-review-gil-scottheron-im-new-here.html

Latest Stupid Music news from Oklahoma

http://www.gtrnews.com/greater-tulsa-reporter/5418/attendance-stays-strong-at-downtown-events

The Willie Way

http://sacurrent.com/music/story.asp?id=70955

Anna Ash, the Sad Beauty

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/offtherecord/detail?entry_id=57756

A bluegrass revival?

http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/yb/141643928

SXSW preview

http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/music/entries/2010/02/22/sxsw2010_10_questions_for_nive.html?cxntfid=blogs_austin_music_source&srcTrk=RTR_97910

Sir Paul sets some new tour dates

http://consequenceofsound.net/2010/02/22/paul-mccartney-sets-two-dates-for-up-and-coming-tour/

Roger Daltrey wants to work with Jimmy Page

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/feb/23/roger-daltrey-jimmy-page

George Harrison to get a Star

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/george-harrison-to-star-in-hall-of-fame-20100223-ozum.html

Preview of this year's French Quarter Fest

http://www.offbeat.com/2010/02/23/french-quarter-fest-has-new-name-new-stage-and-more/

Moody's lowers the rating of Gibson Guitar

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/02/23/business-us-gibson-guitar-ratings_7380728.html

Leon Redbone sighted

http://blog.al.com/thebus/2010/02/mysterious_and_misunderstood_l.html

And a Mardi Gras sax fest!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqykxGUzt1Y

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Blues Hall of Fame Announced

Click on the post title for this year's class members.

Ash Wednesday Music Digest

A new/old solo release from NRBQ's Tom Ardolino

http://www.valleyadvocate.com/article.cfm?aid=11368

Another nice Stupid Music story about fiddler Johnny Gimble

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2010/02/17/at_83_johnny_gimble_is_still_fiddling_around/

Soundtrack of the Rainbow Nation

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/movies/mesmerising-soundtrack-of-the-rainbow-nation-20100217-oddu.html

The new Pres Hall album features some big names

http://www.americansongwriter.com/2010/02/preservation-hall-tribute-album-boasts-all-star-cast/

"Tonight" to lose its bandleader

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2010/02/kevin_eubanks_to_quit_the_toni.html

The Langley kids do the Olympics

http://www.theprovince.com/sports/2010wintergames/Ukulele+playing+takes+Langley+schoolkids+from+Hawaii+Olympics/2569289/story.html

Ookeleles for Haiti!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/feb/16/haiti-fundraising-levene-greig

Oh, Yoko!

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118015082.html?categoryId=16&cs=1

EMI puts Abbey Road Studios up for sale

http://www.montrealgazette.com/puts+Abbey+Road+Studios+sale/2571368/story.html

And it's Wednesday, which means it's time for Uncle Tom Moffatt

http://www.midweek.com/content/columns/utg_article/uncle_toms_gabbin207/

Monday, February 15, 2010

Lundi Gras Music Digest

Another R.I.P., DOUG FIEGER of The Knack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09yiqihY-TA

Here's an obit for Dale Hawkins

http://www.examiner.com/x-18802-Dallas-Celebrity-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m2d14-Rock-n-Roll-pioneer-Dale-Hawkins-dead-in-Little-Rock

My Funny Valentine?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-wild/my-funny-valentine-a-laug_b_461691.html

Fiddlin' Around

http://www.austin360.com/music/legendary-fiddler-has-shaped-a-genre-s-sounds-238394.html

The soul of Mardi Gras

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123710234

Richie Havens sighting

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100214/ARTICLES/2141011/1002

A new Smithsonian Folkways release

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/11/AR2010021105417.html

Another roundup of new music

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2010/02/14/critics_picks___pop_music/

A vintage Mahavishnu video surfaces on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTPn76gEcj4

And Tanglewood Jazz Fest tix are now on sale

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=49779

R.I.P. Dale Hawkins


Rockabilly pioneer DALE HAWKINS left us yesterday at the age of 73. I took this shot of Dale in 2004, and he was kind enough to post it on his website. Click the post title for a recent performance of Dale doing his signature song, SUZY Q.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday Music Digest

Gabbin' time with Uncle Tom Moffatt in Hawai'i

http://www.midweek.com/content/columns/utg/

40 years of the Rowan Jazz Fest

http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/towns/index.ssf/2010/02/rowan_jazz_fest_celebrates_40.html

Al DiMeola sighted

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/DN-dimeola_0210gd.ART.State.Edition1.4ba506a.html

A chat with Pete Escovedo

http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/view/140869

All that jazz

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/10/urbaneye/10ubn3.html

The Mamou Playboys are back

http://www.projo.com/music/content/wk-pop11_02-11-10_56HC494_v8.16563bc.html

2010 dates for the US Air Guitar Championships:

http://www.deathandtaxesmagazine.com/?p=6296

Another New Orleans Saints song

http://blog.limewire.com/posts/35937-who-dat-k-gates-creates-saints-fight-song/

Them Crooked Vultures

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/music/index.ssf/2010/02/them_crooked_vultures_new_supe.html

And a Jan and Dean rarity sees the light of day

http://www.rhino.com/shop/product/jan-dean-carnival-of-sound?format=enhcd&CMPID=EMC-RH020810

Facebook Alert

Check out my Facebook page...New Hampton School friend Steve Corbally was at the New Orleans Saints parade yesterday and uploaded some great pics. Click on my FB Badge.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Welcome Back!

Gil Scott-Heron returns

A New Label Launch

Ravi Shankar is launching a new label; one of its first releases will be the "Raga" movie, which featured George Harrison.

2/4 Music Digest

Soundbites

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/soundbites/Content?oid=1787102

A Haiti benefit concert in Waikiki

http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/blogs/hawaii_today/2010/2/3/Waikiki_benefit_concert_Haiti

Return of an old logo

http://www.sltrib.com/jazz/ci_14322517

Speaking of Haiti, remember Sidney Bechet?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703837004575013090167372252.html?mod=WSJ_Books_LifestyleArtEnt

A Jazz Fest returns to NYC

http://jazztimes.com/articles/25720-the-return-of-a-jazz-festival-to-nyc

Sonic assault

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2010/feb/03/sonic-assault/

My pal Foot Foot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnO0zCDwqAA

Dr. John suggests New Orleans

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/02/dr_john_suggests_new_orleans_a.html

Tunes to target cancer

http://www.righttracktunes.org/

And Jimmy Buffet says: "Who Dat!"

http://www.nola.com/superbowl/index.ssf/2010/02/jimmy_buffett_bleeds_black_and.html

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Station Break Part 2

Still having plumbing problems. However, if you wander over to my Facebook page, plenty of music there! Latest FB musical friend additions are JOE McDONALD and DAVE DAVIES.

Tuesday Music Digest

Tony Bennett paints Louis Prima for the 2010 New Orleans JazzFest poster

http://www.art4now.com/cgi/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=ST-20100101

A preview of Kokua Fest in Hawai'i

http://www.livedaily.com/news/ziggy-marley-taj-mahal-join-jack-johnson-s-kokua-fest-21310.html

We Are The World-Again

http://blogs.westword.com/backbeat/2010/02/we_are_the_world_again_which_a.php

A new Stupid Music release from Bob Wills fiddler Johnny Gimble

http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-johnny-gimble-celebrating-with/

Grammy debriefing

http://trueslant.com/loucarlozo/2010/02/01/grammy-debriefing-whiny-music-stars-say-the-darndest-things/

Guitar Fest

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sns-viral-guitar-bird-story,0,832620.htmlstory

Previewing the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Fest in Trelawney

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/live_reviews/article7011094.ece

More on Etta James

http://www.gossipjackal.com/music/2010/02/01/blues-legend-etta-james-hospitalized-with-life-threatening-illness/

MingusFest preview

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=48917

And Leon Russell rocks at the Grammys-2 weeks after brain surgery!

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1630903/20100131/russell_leon.jhtml