jackson browne

  • Thu
    Jun 02
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jun 05
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

40 years ago

40 years ago, stevie wonder released his best and most creative album, featuring melodic classics, funky grooves, and jazz-rock fusion virtuosity. then there was boz scaggs, david bowie, heart, war....

toddalso in 1976, todd rundgren released the song that he should be most famous for ("love of the common man"). it's an inspiration, declaration, and fascinating song, musically, lyrically, and cosmically:

"i've been burned in my prime;
the simple things in life seem so hard to learn sometimes.
and it takes so long.
catch it while you can
too late tomorrow
and everyone....

we all know what comes of that:
living in your pockets and talking through your hat
but it won't take long to turn your head around
too late tomorrow,
'cause everyone needs the love of the common man
to turn the world around
too late tomorrow...

'cause everyone...

everyone is waiting, just anticipating on you.
won't you make a showing everybody knows what to do.
take a dive from your ivory tower,
and fall on...

  • Thu
    Aug 15
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Aug 18
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

1973 light and heavy

jackson browne

 

40 years of music was just all over the place: zz top was exploring tex-americana with "la grange," while british band wishbone ash (17 minutes) and dutch group focus (19 minutes) were exploring the full range of creative, instrumental, rock improv.

then there were subtle, funny, and sweet songs from jackson browne [pictured], funkiness from curtis mayfield, a strange throwback (and forgotten #1) tune by former pink floyd and beatles' engineer, norman "hurricane" smith, and bob dylan's soundtrack tune from "billy and the kid."

all the songs are here.

  • Thu
    Jun 06
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jun 09
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

5 years ago?

it was only 5 years ago, that we heard, and missed a lot of good music. my show this week features those songs that were heard or missed from 2008.

elbow5 years seems like just a blink or two ago. but on the other hand, it's surprising to realize that jackson browne was still making fascinating, relevant music; and then there was a brilliant song by a band i hadn't heard of then (thanks to all my friends who keep me up to date), elbow (left).

another remarkable unknown band, the secret machine, released a remarkable debut cd.

and there was some very nice ambient-beat flavored music, which i'll feature during the middle stretch.