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.”

Late Night: Hound Dog

By: Tuesday September 9, 2014 8:00 pm

Music Bones: Hound Dog

Late Night: Crazy Man Michael

By: Sunday September 7, 2014 8:00 pm

“Within the fire and out upon the sea/Crazy Man Michael was walking…”

Late Night: Goin’ Home (with the Stones)

By: Saturday September 6, 2014 8:00 pm

And now for your eleven minutes of zen.

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