Come Saturday Morning: Istanbul Not Constantinople

By: Saturday February 15, 2014 6:45 am

So how are you all this fine Saturday morning? I’m doing just great, myself. We’ve got coffee in the pot, hot water for tea and oatmeal, and bacon in the pan, greasing it up for the omelettes. Dig in!

Late Night: Rescue Me!

By: Sunday February 9, 2014 8:00 pm

Fontella Bass sings “Rescue Me”, and whatever else this powerful and passionate lady might need, rescuing is not it.

Pete Seger Gives His Own Eulogy

By: Saturday February 8, 2014 5:20 pm

Music is its own kind of magic, Seeger tapped into its potential as a force for humanity and in his parting sentiments he further encourages us all to keep that practice alive.

Rick Rubin’s Valuable Ears

By: Friday February 7, 2014 3:35 pm

In his autobiography, the famous artist and producer Brian Eno wrote, “Value the ears that things sound good through.” This principle has provided Rick Rubin his livelihood: he has no formal musical training, yet he’s one of the world’s most famous producers. He’s been at the top, or close to it, ever since he arrived in 1984, with a label named Def Jam and a single, LL Cool J’s “I Need A Beat.” He seems to be experiencing (yet another) career renaissance, because the things that sound good through his ears often sound good through everyone else’s.

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