Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Joni Mitchell On Tony Rose Shares Insights From Her Experiences

Joni answers questions about her childhood motivations here. To me her songs always offered great insight into life, while her musical lyricism was very inspirational. She went from a raw simplicity to very complex tonalities early on. Her tour with Pat Methany and Jaco Pastorius was a powerful wave on through to Amelia, probably because I saw her on stage several times during that period. I lived music then. Although the video was in 2008, it was prescient as she always has been a true philosopher. I agree with her accessment of what has happened in our country as her prescient vision has been amplified in the last few years!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Steve Winwood - Can't Find My Way Home

Traffic was an English rock band whose members came from the West Midlands. The group formed in April 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason.They began as a psychedelic rock group whose early singles were influenced by The Beatles, and diversified their sound through the use of instruments such as keyboards like the Mellotron, reed instruments, and by incorporating jazz and improvisational techniques in their music. Feelin' Alright Paper Sun Mr Fantasy

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Radical Face 'Welcome Home'

I really like the sound of this! I've also had the identical guitar since 1978.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mozella Cooks!

It's been great seeing Mozella's career blossom ever since the Musical Cafe days and now recently she was on The Tonight Show!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Struggling Teenager And A Welsh Laborer Share Their Hearts

And in a similar vein, out of Wales with Simon Cowell and a couple of other judges....Jamie Pugh sings 'Bring Him Home' from Les Miserables on Britains Got Talent 2009.Jamie sings with his heart. I was once told to take the anxiety of performing and turn it into energy to use in my own singing. The resulting upward spiral of feedback with the audience was pivotal in my own stage fright anxieties. Jamie, here, seems to become immersed in his song and the drama of his physical expressions tap into his deep well of talent. Then there is Caroline (12), the French sensation of 2008. You can tell when someone is just copying a voice on a record and when someone really has made a song their own and they are in the moment with it. Such is the case with the young Caroline, like the Korean fellow above.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Katie Herzig - Making of The Waking Sleep

The recording "industry" has been turned inside out by the availability of having your own studio and the ability to market your own music in a way that seems like sharing in the village square. Facebook has added another dimension by enabling aspiring musicians and writers the ability to peel away the layers of the song writing process. This new freedom is a blessing because of the accessibility, but clearly shows the overwhelming aspects of risk versus reward. In the following video, we see Katie Herzig reveal personal aspects of her songwriting process.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Steely Dan Live Featuring Larry Carlton

Here you go, Marty! The sound isn't great, but, put it on widescreen. Watch the next five posts and you'll see some good music, or, if you want to see more Steely Dan, just hit the YouTube area of the video and you'll be whisked away to the YouTube website that offers suggestions in the same vein as the one you're watching, infinitely lassooing you to stay forever in YouTube land..

Larry Carlton made Steely Dan Sound Great

The Derek Trucks Band

I like this! Fairs fair: If I get to embed their video in my site, then we have to put up with an advertisement. Believe me, it's worth the wait!

Robben Ford Plays

Robben Ford with Larry Carlton

And with Miles Davis, this one is fun to jam to

Then there's this one with Sting.....Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone (from Bill Withers)

Used to play this Bill Wither's song on the front porch of my apartment when in college. It didn't sound like this, though, oddly enough!
Saw Sonny Landreth with Robben Ford last year in Ventura Their styles work well together!

Mercy, mercy...look what I found!
Well, one thing leads to another....