Category Archives: Music

Plaintive White Guy Songs

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Sunday Jazz Selection

Fenster writes: Samba Triste, Eliane Elias.  From Calle 54, Fernando Trueba’s film about Latin jazz. Elias appears once in the film but twice in the CD soundtrack.   Here’s a streaming version of That’s All it Was.

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Music Du Jour: Chvrches

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I don’t know what outré group I’m now associated with (hipsters? emo? Confederate Army?) but I’ve been listening to the new Chvrches* album nonstop. A trio from Glasgow, Scotland, they make danceable synth pop with great vocal melodies … Continue reading

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Lyrics Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Published in 1916. Nobody ever sings about the bad girls, because the bad girls are sad, And ev’ry body sings about the good girls, because the good girls are glad. Till you’ve been round ‘em once or twice, … Continue reading

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Fritz Wunderlich, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: Don’t get me started on the subject of tenors. I have so many favorites it’s ridiculous. Some days it’s the peerless elegance and linguistic versatility of Nicolai Gedda. Some days it’s the ringing heroism and pure Italian … Continue reading

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More Fake Jazz

Fenster writes: My contribution to Fake Jazz Sunday: New York by the jazz-rock outfit Dreams, starring the Brecker Brothers and Billy Cobham (1970). If you like, and have the time, below is most of the album side that New York closes. … Continue reading

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Music Du Jour: Van Morrison in 1980

Paleo Retiree writes: The Irish folk/blues/roots bard Van Morrison has long been a notoriously un-count-upon-able live performer. A huge fan of his back in the day — he meant to me what Bob Dylan meant to tons of other people – I … Continue reading

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Sunday Tune

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Kraftwerk Live at the Los Angeles Disney Concert Hall, March 20, 2014

Sir Barken Hyena writes: A few weeks back in my Vinyl Review I mentioned the upcoming Kraftwerk show, which I was graciously invited to attend by Blowhard, Esq and his entourage of colorful weirdos. (One of whom, a certain Miss Berry, gave … Continue reading

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Notes on “A Late Quartet”

Fenster writes: The 2012 film A Late Quartet concerns a series of events that threatens the stability of a world-renowned string quartet, a group that has been together for 25 years. Events are set in motion when the group’s cellist … Continue reading

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