Category Archives: music

if you can hear it and it does not grate your ears, ambient or intentitional with a story melody or not, major and minor chords, the community rather than the industry if possible; if not the answer then a pretty good guess, and the people who live it; basie miller satchmo and the king of all sir duke

Oblique strategy for buskers

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Sweded two minute take on San Jose’s Joy Dawn Hackett doing bubble version of Esperanza Spalding ‘Ebony and Ivy’

While this was loading I was checking out the original versions: reminds me of early Stew and The Negro Problem which became “Passing Strange” plus Enorchestra Brian Eno “Taking Tiger Mountain” plus Nicole Mitchell / Lisa Harris “Earth Seed” based … Continue reading

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Lampin’ with Bandcamp

My bandcamp collection has 27 items:Jeff ParkerCory McAbeeRachel EfronGeorge LewisThe Sea The Sea (Todd Sickafoose)Jeff Parker Ben GoldbergEddie Gale et al aka 6×6Jonathan Richman (Please note that Jonathan Richman chooses not to participate in online culture and does not have … Continue reading

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Sudan archived (Brittany Parks pka Sudan Archives at Noise Pop Swedish American Hall San Francisco, February 24, 2020 about 10 months ago or three weeks before Covid-19)

I’m still digesting her album: Did You Know; Confessions (+); Black Vivaldi Sonata; Down On Me; Ballad of the Unhatched Twins; Green Eyes; Iceland Moss (+); Coming Up; House of Open Tuning II; Glorious; Stuck; Limitless (+); Honey, Pelicans in … Continue reading

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I cannot believe it took me nearly six years to hear Radiohead ‘Fake Plastic Trees’

bw Total Plastic Alto posts this year: 300 estimate Total Earthwise concerts this year: seven Total new works commissioned by Lions With Wings: 10 December posts: 23 November posts: 29 October posts: 28 September posts: 34 Belgian drummer with cool … Continue reading

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After 28 years of being their fan, I realize I’ll never be as cool as Superchunk

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Three short films about fm

1. Leslie Marie Cook of Los Angeles and Brooklyn, December, 2020, original song “Women On The Wall” making of video in her home studio; 2.Monica Walker, of Palo Alto, busking or singing for fun in the new parking garage near … Continue reading

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When Harpo played his harp it was a mystery

I got a post card from Jonathan Richman and it stopped me dead in my tracks, to take out my handheld computer and order #4 on his bandcamp bundle. I had to pulldown my mask to make this happen. When … Continue reading

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Candye Kane, truly gifted

Live your life, play your part. Let the feelings flow from your heart. You can’t change the tide, you can’t change the sea you just gotta be who you were born to be. I wouldn’t be alive now if it … Continue reading

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Lisa Fay Beatty

I’m watching the documentary “Hype” about the Seattle grunge music scene, a very 1990s experience, but when the screen flashed to 7 Year Bitch, I thought of my friend Lisa Fay Beatty. Lisa was the guitarist for the Mudwimin, who … Continue reading

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