Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away

The sound of birds, free from the constraints of gravity or society, were Buddy Guy’s first musical influence. John Lee Hooker was his second. This lovingly assembled documentary ... Continue Reading →

K-MOZART, the music lovers’ concert station

 An old friend has come back to embrace the joy of classical music with the relaunch of classical “K-Mozart” KMZT (1260 AM) Los Angeles on May 1, 2021. The station comes from Saul ... Continue Reading →

The Who Really Sell Out – Super Deluxe Edition

In many ways the original December 1967 release was a transitional album. “Transitional” is often used in a simplistic way when you can’t slide an album easily into the band’s ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →