Category Archives: Music

RIP Keith Emerson

First Chris Squire from Yes, then David Bowie, Piotr Grudziński from Riverside, and now, my keyboard hero, Keith Emerson. It was Emerson that inspired my as a kid to learn the fine art of rock keyboards, as well as honky … Continue reading

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King Crimson, “Starless” – UK Live in Tokyo, 2012 

I saw them in Arlington, MA earlier in 2011, where they kicked off the reunion tour. The best concert I’ve ever experienced.  

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RIP David Bowie

Look up here, I’m in Heaven! I’ve got scars that can’t be seen I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen, Everybody knows me now Look up here, man, I’m in danger! I’ve got nothing left to lose I’m so high, it … Continue reading

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Neil Young and Devo – “Hey Hey, My My”

I’m so glad this moment happened back in 1982.

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Big Big Train – “Victorian Brickwork” live

Simply a stunning performance. I hope they decide to tour the states!

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RIP Chris Squire

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Peter Gabriel, “Solsbury Hill”

Probably my favorite song. What a great band: Peter Gabriel – vocals, keyboards, flute Tony Levin – bass Larry Fast – synths Robert Fripp – guitar Steve Hunter – guitar Allan Schwartzberg – drums Hunter and Schwartzberg were in Alice … Continue reading

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Bruford’s “One of a Kind”

Today, while listening to my music library, I listened to Bill Bruford’s 1979 album One of a Kind. Damn, this is one of the finest pieces of music ever recorded. Each of the musicians in the band – Bill Bruford … Continue reading

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Daryl Hall – “NYCNY”

This is great stuff – Daryl Hall (w/ Minus the Bear) performing “NYCNY” for the first time in 30 years. It’s from his “Sacred Songs” album that he co-wrote with Robert Fripp from King Crimson.

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Listening to every song in my iTunes library

Just got a great idea via my pal Scott MacDonald – I’m going to listen to all 24,935 songs in my iTunes library…in order. I’m a bit of a music collector, and after 40+ years of collecting albums, 8-tracks, cassettes, … Continue reading

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