Monday, June 3, 2013
Six years ago today, I hopped a Red Eye from Los Angeles to Kansas City, MO, and then drove across the border into Kansas City, KS for a live music performance. Only I wouldn't be in the audience; I would be on the stage, or out in left field as it were.
Friday, May 24, 2013
And from the "What Is This All About But It Doesn't Matter Because It's Amazing" Department... David Lee Roth is starring in a new short film. As a hitman. In Japan. With all the trappings, soundtrack panache and sanguine tension of a Tarantino film. Yes, really.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Violinist Lindsey Stirling has done it again. By pairing her talents with pianist William Joseph, Stirling has brought her signature sound to a very familiar video game theme, one which I am actually surprised she hadn't taken on sooner; Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori's "Opening Suite" from Halo.
Reprinted from the December 2006 edition of Music Street Journal
"Who so pulleth out the sword from the stone is the true-born king of all of Britain."
While this greatest of tales of heroism and chivalry has been told numerous times in written and filmed form, only a handful of music based tellings have been done. One of the best known is this version, The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, composed by Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Ray Manzarek has passed through the doors of perception to join his Doors co-founder, Jim Morrison in the infinite. Manzarek passed away today following a battle with bile duct cancer at the age of 74. From The Doors to his solo work, he leaves behind a oeuvre of music which sounds unlike anything else ever committed to tape.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
It has been a while since a new album has grabbed my ears in such a way that I literally can't stop listening to it after the first listen. Such is the sonic momentum of the veraciously named Unstoppable Momentum, the latest solo album from guitar legend Joe Satriani. After numerous listens this week, it is clear this album deserves accolades including "album of the Summer" and "instrumental rock album of the year". There is one further distinction which sets this album apart from Satriani's oeuvre; one specific to those whose ears are unfamiliar with his music.