“The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”- Missy Elliott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHcyJPTTn9w Even though I wasn't into hip hop at the time, Elliott's debut single still happened to be my introduction proper to her catalogue of consistently innovative and excellent music. The beat is infectious, her singing fantastic, and production (by Timbaland) delightful. The music video by Hype Williams is filled with equally creative, enjoyable, and … Continue reading “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”- Missy Elliott

Blondie: 1978/11/04- Boston, MA

Blondie1978/11/04- Boston, MA In The SunX OffenderHanging On The TelephoneDetroit 442Fan MailPicture This1159Pretty BabyI'm Always Touched By YouSunday GirlDenisI'm On EWill Anything HappenFade Away and RadiateOne Way Or AnotherYouth Nabbed As SniperHeart Of GlassBang A Gong (Get It On) Want the perfect Blondie concert? Well, I'm not sure if there's an obvious choice, but this … Continue reading Blondie: 1978/11/04- Boston, MA

“Solitude”- Black Sabbath

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmV8niW5GXs "Solitude" is one of my favorite Sabbath songs, and yet it is prehaps the least immediately recognizable. Tucked towards the end of Master of Reality, this haunting number again brilliantly destroys all convention of what the band could sound like. It's actually a very soft number, conjuring impressions of renaissance balladry with guitar, flute, … Continue reading “Solitude”- Black Sabbath

Spacey Jane: 2020/02/02- Sydney, Australia, Laneway Festival

Spacey Jane2020/02/02- Sydney, Australia, Laneway Festival ThrillsBalmyNeopreneCold FeetHead ColdFeeding The FamilyGood GriefGood For You Especially in this pandemic where live music is on hold, I've peen picking up recordings to check out new bands. This is my sampling of the Indie-rock band 'Spacey Jane', taken from a festival almost a year ago. Seems strange to … Continue reading Spacey Jane: 2020/02/02- Sydney, Australia, Laneway Festival

Phil Lesh: 2014/02/20- San Rafael, CA, Terrapin Crossroads

Phil Lesh2014/02/20- San Rafael, CA, Terrapin Crossroads BerthaNext Time You See MeTennessee JedFriend Of The DevilAltheaBig Railroad BluesCasey JonesAlligatorNew Speedway BoogieCome TogetherTerrapin StationCassidyMountain JamDrumsSpaceChina Cat Sunflower JamTurn On Your LovelightI Know You RiderDonor RapRipple Phil gets a lot of flack for his older-aged singing abilities. While not totally unfounded, it's not nearly as bad as … Continue reading Phil Lesh: 2014/02/20- San Rafael, CA, Terrapin Crossroads

“Smalltown Boy”- Bronski Beat VS. Electrelane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88sARuFu-tc VS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wsdGfeHDSo Bronski Beat is such an interesting and somewhat overlooked band. "Smalltown Boy" is one of their best songs. Electrelane? Solid indie. Their take on the song is just spot on. Points for conjuring Jimmy Somerville's trademark singing style. I'd love to hear this live, for sure, but objectively it plays a little … Continue reading “Smalltown Boy”- Bronski Beat VS. Electrelane