Late Night: Back to the Eighties

By: Saturday September 27, 2014 8:00 pm

3 from the Fine Young Cannibals

Late Late Night FDL: Till I Gain Control Again

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 10:00 pm

Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell, Albert Lee (and Roseanne Cash watching) — Till I Gain Control Again, recorded at CHCH-TV in Hamilton, Canada on Dec. 12, 1983 as part of a series called In Session.

Late Night: The Band’s “The Band”

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 8:01 pm

Robbie Robertson tweeted tonight was the 45th anniversary of the release of The Band, one of the All Time Great albums ever, and I’m not alone making this declaration.

45 years, god, we’re some of us are old.

Saturday Art – Sila: Breath of the World, by John Luther Adams

By: Saturday September 20, 2014 6:40 pm

This year’s Pulitzer Prize for Musical Composition was awarded to my longtime friend and colleague, John Luther Adams. The award was specifically for a spacious new orchestral work of his, commissioned by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Become Ocean. But the prize for Adams, as is the case with others so honored, also reflects upon the Alaska master’s record of unique achievement over the decades.

The composer has long, at least up until recently, suffered having his name in the shadow of San Francisco-based composer, John Adams, with John Luther Adams often being called “the OTHER John Adams.” I’ve long referred to JLA as “the REAL John Adams.”

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