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 →

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 →

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 →

A Bowie Celebration Keeps The Artist and His Remarkable Commerce Alive

The sense is true that there will never again be anyone who affected such diverse industries as music, Broadway, Wall Street, Silicon Valley or Hollywood. Among David Bowie’s countless ... Continue Reading →

Lyle Lovett at California Center for the Arts

With sharp black suits, crisp white shirts and ties Lyle Lovett and his four piece band commanded the stage with excellent musical chops the other night in Escondido. The five consummate ... Continue Reading →

ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND

  A very accurate and poignant title for a documentary about one of the pillars of modern music. Martin Scorsese brings his deep seated fascination of music to the story of his ... Continue Reading →