Started this discussion. Last reply by the pigdog Jan 18, 2011.
Got home from work, sat down at the computer and began to write. Three hours later, I still hadn't eaten dinner, and as I was adding some sweetener to the post with pics and music, I've hit the wrong button and lost it all. Gone...and it was pretty good too. Very concise. Lots of research. A list of the artists and albums I've really enjoyed this year. Poof. Well, listening to music is better than reading about it I think, so I'm going to scour You Tube, post a few things that…Continue
Posted on December 2, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment
Its Saturday night before Thanksgiving. The wind whips through the trees, occasional snow flurries fall from the sky over the village of Hastings-On-Hudson in the state of New York, and inside the Unitarian...whatever it is (please don't call it a church)..building; there is music. Sweet, sweet music.The Common Ground Community Concerts' series, eleven or twelve seasons strong, is presenting Caitlin Canty tonight, along with…Continue
Posted on November 23, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment
I realize that in this community of old hippies, post-punk latter-day newbie-parental types and the occasional bluegrass traditionalist who stumbles here by mistake because they think we all love to hear the "Orange Blossom Special" covered the same way six thousand times, that I sometimes stand alone. Well maybe not alone, but sort of to the left of the main event. The reason being is that I suck up new music and young(er) musicians like a Dyson on a shag carpet. And despite my…Continue
Posted on November 13, 2013 at 6:30pm — 10 Comments
Last week I spoke about box sets and the Dead. And I mentioned I was plugged into going to this gig last night in Port Chester NY, which I likened to a root canal. So after a long day, when all I felt like doing was couch potato-ing and watching a French TV crime drama on Netflix, I decided not to blow off a $70 ticket and at least check out what I…Continue
Posted on November 2, 2013 at 10:30am — 10 Comments
It started out as a regular Sunday, and after spending a half-hour or so going through the news and some tunes and watching the latest videos posted on the No Dep site, I decided to make it a John Prine day. It's nice to give Kyla and Kim time off from the Facebook posts one day a week, but I've learned that the masses can only take so much of new music. They like their Neil Young and Gram Parsons, the Earle and Emmylou, Gillian and Dave, but literally just only a…Continue
Posted on October 28, 2013 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments
A convergence of thoughts came to me, prompted by the headline and picture to the left from the NPR website.
Thought #1: The author in this piece basically is questioning the need for yet more box sets by Dylan and Morrison who are the focus here, but not the only ones who issue endless versions and remixes and digitally enhanced and unreleased and lost and found and collector's only packages. It's a cottage industry that has been probably going on since 78…Continue
Posted on October 23, 2013 at 9:30am — 12 Comments
"A theory which argues that the contexts in which human activity takes place—the time, the space, and the place in the sequence of events—are crucial to the nature of that activity. T. Hägerstrand, who gave birth to the idea, explained that processes are constrained and shaped by the terrestrial space and time in which they take place: every action is situated in, and shaped by, a particular space and time."
This is a little embarrassing. Before I…Continue
Posted on October 16, 2013 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments
I've been playing guitar close to fifty years now, both solo and in bands, and outside of an occasional harmonic background "ah ah ah" or "ooo ooo ooo", I don't sing. First off, I'd do it badly. No English accent, no Texas twang. But more to the point, I can't remember a lyric even when I've heard the tune a thousand times and the words are written on a piece of paper six inches in front of my face. It's been an issue for me like acne on a teenage girl's face. And then I…Continue
Posted on September 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments
To the No Depression Community: Yesterday a Facebook friend I've never actually met sent me a link to the video posted down this page. I knew the name of the singer, and the back story. I didn't watch it until this morning. Thinking I might post something about her five year fight with cancer, I made my way through the internet looking for some information and quickly discovered the sad news. I imagine that's why Ernie sent me the link. She had died on…Continue
Posted on August 28, 2013 at 7:30am — 1 Comment
On the night after the day that they played at the Newport Folk Festival, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Dawn McCarthy walked onto the stage of New York's Town Hall with Van Campbell, Emmett Kelly and Cheyenne Mize. Sitting on chairs that looked as if they were bought at a store specializing in selling used office equipment, and while holding blunt instruments in their hands...I witnessed a murder. Note by note, song by song. They killed it.
They killed it...meaning it…Continue
Posted on August 11, 2013 at 9:00am — 2 Comments