He may call himself Mickelson but, like Oscar Meyer, has a first name. Scott. God knows why he does not want to use it. It’s a good name. Even has a ring to it. Scott Mickelson . I like it. […]
When I got to Seattle back in 1978, Jim Page was already walking the streets strumming the guitar, singing to anyone who would listen, mostly about people or situations that he either did or did not know. He had released […]
I must have heard their latest album 50 to 100 times and was pumped enough to hear them play live that I was there chomping on an excellent club sandwich and quaffing a Blue Point (?) Pilsner about seven, the […]
Holy Mackerel! I think Gruppo Sportivo died and came back to life as The Claudettes! You remember Gruppo Sportivo, don’t you? That late-seventies, early-eighties band out of Holland which would have turned the record “industry” on its ears if the […]
I wrote a review for Wilson Marks’ What Was Made For Weathering album awhile back comparing Marks to Craig Elkins in terms of the approach to music (read it here). I reread that review this morning and it all came […]
Diane Patterson got my attention by referring to musician Rita Hosking as THE Rita Hosking because that is the way I have felt about Hosking since I first reviewed one of her albums years ago. I wanted to jump out […]
God, I love it when I catch musicians young enough that they are still developing and I can watch (boy, that didn’t come out right), and I am not talking about the reality music show winners or the fifteen-minutes-of-fame kids […]
This album is cool on so many levels it is hard to know where to start, so before we talk music, let us get the amenities out of the way. First, the label, Roomful of Sky Records, makes the package […]
Let’s see… the last time we saw Woody Aplanalp (try saying that name five times real fast without putting a cramp in your tongue), he was plugging away with favorites Old Californio, one of the best West Coast bands there […]
Taking quite a risk, I thought, when I saw that Beth Wimmer was doing a cover of David Bowie’s “Starman” on her new album. Covers are always a risk, but Bowie? His fans can be brutal. Then again, Wimmer plays […]
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