Friday, January 17, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Set List: Solitaire; I Am Trying to Break Your Heart; Remember the Mountain; Sunken Treasure; Long Time Ago (Golden Smog); Passenger Side; Dawned on Me; Radio Cure; Chinese Apple (Loose Fur); Kamera; One True Vine; Ruling Class; You and I; Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard; Jesus, Etc.; Born Alone; Laminated Cat (aka Not for the Season). Encore: New Madrid (Uncle Tupelo); California Stars; The Thanks I Get; Shot in the Arm; Acuff Rose (Uncle Tupelo).
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Once coined as Dream Pop or Psychedelic Rock is also sort of known as California Surf Pop to some these days. These dreaming songs are very mellow and have a sort of soft depressing feel to them, but for me this is the best style of music out there. I love the work that Hope Sandoval and David Roback have made together.
Hope Sandoval put out a Warm Inventions album a couple years back and has now returned to the Mazzy Star project teaming up with Dave Roback. The songs on this cd are quite the same feel as the past with mellow acoustic tones with some glockenspiel played by Hope. The dreamy, haunting sounds with that soft amazing voice of Hope.
Common Burn was released as a single last year and California was the pre-release song, both are in the same realm as the rest of the tunes. I really like this cd and look forward to seeing them live even though Hope is an introvert and doesn't do well with crowds - I'm sure she will find a way to make it happen as she always has.
1. In the Kingdom 5:14
2. California 5:23
3. I've Gotta Stop 4:04
4. Does Someone Have Your Baby Now? 4:08
5. Common Burn 5:09
6. Seasons of Your Day 3:41
7. Lay Myself Down 4:31
8. Sparrow 4:04
9. Spoon 6:09
10. Flying Low 7:36
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Filmed for a PBS/BBC Special last year, Paul Simon - Live in New York City captures a special evening live at Webster Hall with Paul and his band from June 6, 2011. Webster Hall is a smaller intimate setting which to me would have been an awsome place to see Paul perform. I was fortunate enough to see him perform in December on this tour in Kansas City and it was a brilliant show in a nice venue as well.
This performance was released as a 2CD/DVD set in 2012. The performance contains 20 great songs from over the years and starts off with a great version of one of my favorite, The Obvious Child. Paul and the band do a great version with a really nice jam on the drums.
I love the versions of everything from Mother & Child Reunion, Hearts and Bones, Gumboots, Diamonds and a bunch more. Even at 70 years old, Paul still plays the guitar and sounds as great as he has over the last 30 years I've seen him.
One of my favorite live performance of any band has always been Simon & Garfunkel Live at Central Park. I wore through the double vinyl and and the cd versions. What an amazing performance that was. Now in 2012 we get a really nice solo collection of the best of all the years live. This one is a must for all Paul Simon fans, pick it up.
1. The Obvious Child
2. Dazzling Blue
3. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
4. So Beautiful or So What
5. Mother & Child Reunion
6. That Was Your Mother
7. Hearts and Bones
8. Crazy Love, Vol. II
9. Slip Slidin' Away
1. The Boy In The Bubble
2. The Only Living Boy In New York
3. The Afterlife
4. Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes
6. The Sound of Silence
8. Gone At Last
9. Late In the Evening
10. Still Crazy
I was doing a volunteer gig with Headcount to get folks to register to vote for the 2012 presidential election as well as just to register to vote in general. We are there to answer questions and encourage people to register who are not. So if you haven't registered or you have moved since you last registered, I would go out to Headcount and get it done.
It was a really nice night out at Starlight Theater in Kansas City. There was a pretty sizable crowd of people mixed with young and old. But everyone was into the show from the start and Jason really interacted well with the crowd and his band.
He started off the show with some classics, Ray of Sunshine and then into Remedy. Throughout the set the crowd was singing and dancing along throughout the whole show. The band really jelled together from beginning to end. There was certainly a lot of talent within his band with a great horn section.
I found it to be pretty entertaining show from end to end and would highly recomment seeing him play if you get a chance.
Ray of Sunshine, The Remedy (I Won’t Worry), Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Make It Mine, Butterfly, Lucky, Up, Plane, You and I Both, Living in the Moment, 5/6, Frank D. Fixer, You (expletive) Did It, Love Looks Like, I’m Coming Over, The Woman I Love, A Beautiful Mess, 93 Million Miles, I’m Yours, Three Little Birds, All Dialed In, Distance, I Won’t Give Up