Elton John – Jewel Box: All the Way to the Back Shelves of His Huge Vault

The climb to the toppermost of the poppermost includes compilations and collections, the most perilous and hence most intriguing of which contain odds ‘n sods and random obscurios. With ... Continue Reading →

Santa’s Annual Wish List

Santa spends most of the year scanning the horizon for the coolest items. He is known for suggesting some great gifts.  Here are the gifts Santa is hoping HE will get this year. HYPERJUICE   Even ... Continue Reading →

Beach Boys at a Drive-In Concert — For the First Time in Decades? Wouldn’t It Be Nice to See a Traditional Concert?

Slowly, some entrepreneurs are striving to bring back a taste of live music. At Del Mar Fairgrounds last weekend The Beach Boys played two shows at a drive-in concert. It was not quite ... Continue Reading →

Dawes Drive-In Concert: A Tall Cool Glass of Water in a Desert Without Live Music

When was your last live concert? About a decade ago, right? Even if you are an avid attendee of live shows, it probably seems like a decade ago that you sat there with the band playing ... Continue Reading →

Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash 

During the opening credits the voiceover sets the stage for the 1977 crash, the plane running out of gas 200 yards before the runway. Then drummer Artimus Pyle intones that we’re ... Continue Reading →

Neil Young Provides High-Res Options for Fans and Audiophiles, Overcoming the Chicken and Egg Puzzle

With the shift to digital, whether CDs decades ago or streaming more recently, purists have decried the narrowing of the audio fidelity on offer. Neil Young has always stood tall when ... Continue Reading →

Laurel Canyon – The Most Compleat Documentary About a Magical Space and Time

  There have been several prior documentaries that explored Laural Canyon, some directly and some a bit more oblique. This two parter contains the most footage and crucially the ... Continue Reading →

How Will the Arts Survive – Insights From an Industry Expert in the Time of Pandemic Clampdown

One of the most poignant and thoughtful pieces I have read about art in the time of corona virus is from Ian Wheeler. The link to his piece in the New York Times is below, and is well ... Continue Reading →