Tag Archives: Paul Simon

Video: Muscle Shoals – The Documentary Trailer

18 Jan

Any music history buff will want to take the next two minutes to watch the official trailer for Muscle Shoals, a music documentary appearing at Sundance this weekend.

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Playlist: May Music

5 May

The inspiration for this month’s playlist has to do 100% with the idea of hopping in the car, cranking up the volume and listening to these tracks with the windows down and wind blowing in your face.  There is some new music scattered in throughout the playlist and chances are good I’ve mentioned all the artists on the blog in some regard.

Hope you like May Music!

Cheers!

Craig

Ben Harper – “Burn One Down

John Butler Trio – “Zebra

The Walkmen – “Juveniles

Dawes – “Love Is All I Am

ALO – “Try

Ray LaMontagne – “How Come

Dispatch – “Bang Bang

The Belle Brigade – “Sweet Louise

O.A.R. – “Delicate Few

Paul Simon – “Rewrite

Dave Matthews Band – “Write A Song

Walk The Moon – “Anna Sun

Black Dub (Daniel Lanois) – “I Believe In You

Blue King Brown – “Come and Check Your Head

Lissie – “Record Collector

Brett Dennen – “Make You Crazy

Foster The People – “Helena Beat

Justin Townes Earle – “Christchurch Woman

Bobby Long – “Left to Lie

Delta Spirit – “Devil Knows You’re Dead

Glastonbury 2011 Line-up Announced!

14 Apr

Out of all the festivals this summer I really am starting to think that Glastonbury has the best line-up of them all.  June 24-26 this is going to be the place to be, just look at the poster below and your jaw will drop.  Insane!

I mean the main two stages include: U2, Coldplay, Beyoncé, Morrissey, Elbow, Pendulum, Biffy Clyro, Paolo Nutini, Plan B, B.B. King, Tinie Tempah, Paul Simon, Wu Tang, Clan Rumer, Laura Marling, Two Door Cinema Club, The Gaslight Anthem, Don McLean, Metronomy, Tame Impala, The Low Anthem, The Master Musicians of Joujouka Stornoway, Fisherman’s Friends,   Primal Scream, The Chemical Brothers, Queens of the Stone Age, Mumford and Sons, White Lies, Kaiser Chiefs, Fleet Foxes , Friendly Fires, The Eels, Bright Eyes, Jimmy Eat World, TV on the Radio, The Wombats, The Kills, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Vaccines, Jessie J, The Noisettes, The Naked and The Famous, Twilight Singers, Cold War Kids, Brother Treetop Flyers, Clare Maguire, Chipmunk,  Alice Gold and Dan Mangan.

New Music Tuesday: Paul Simon, Brett Dennen, Foo Fighters, Alison Krause, TV On The Radio and more

12 Apr

It’s no secret, I love and live for new music Tuesday.  Today may be a monumental one as many well known artists put out highly anticipated albums.  Paul Simon puts out some of his best work with So Beautiful or So What, Brett Dennen drops Loverboy with killer tracks including “Sydney (I’ll Come Running) and “Comeback Kid,” Alison Krause gets back together with Union Station to release Paper Airplane, the Foo Fighters return with Wasted Light and TV On The Radio release Nine Types Of Light. But wait, there is so much more.  Jessie J’s new album Who You Are, Panda BearTomboy, AtmosphereThe Family Sign, Jason Isabel and The 400 UnitHere We Rest, The FeeliesHere Before and k.d. Langk.d. Lang and The Siss Boom Bang: Sing It Loud are also out today.

New Music Tuesday: G. Love – Fixin’ To Die and Adele – 21

22 Feb

I love new music Tuesday and today delivers a couple great albums that should definitely be in your collection.  G. Love dropped Fixin’ To Die while Adele’s sophomore effort 21 is finally available in the US after coming out in the UK last month.  While I shared my thoughts on G. Love’s new work last week, I am blown away by Adele’s and her voice.  I never gave her first album a shot and perhaps I am missing something but I think 21 is fantastic and knowing that Rick Rubin, Paul Epworth and Ryan Tedder produced the album just makes it that much better.  I can’t get enough of her first single “Rolling in the Deep” as well as “I’ll be Waiting” and “Someone Like You.”

New Music: G. Love – Fixin’ To Die – CD

18 Feb

G. Love & Special Sauce has had their share of success over the years while G. Love aka Garrett Dutton’s solo projects go mostly unheralded, until now.  With assistance from The Avett Brothers who produced and sit in as the band on Fixin’ To Die to give it that back down south soul, the Philadelphian shines with his blues music and heartfelt lyrics.  The album’s title track, a Bukka White original, sets the stage as a serious boot stompin’ jam while “Milk & Sugar” raises the energy level as a happy go lucky sing-along.  “Just Fine” a love song, is true G. Love with his one-of-a-kind rhyming and the guitar riff is reminiscent of Blues Traveler’s “Hook.” But what may stand out most is Dutton’s cover of Paul Simon’s “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover;” which starts out as a tranquil rendition that evolves into a dominant harmonica and banjo jam session.  If you’re looking to rid yourself of winter, scoop up this disc and watch as the sky opens up and lets the sun shine down.

CD drops on February 22 but head on over to Conan O’Brien’s website HERE to stream the album.

New Music: Paul Simon

26 Dec

I know it’s after Christmas but I heard Paul Simon’s new song “Getting Ready For Christmas Day” a couple times yesterday thought I’d share for those who haven’t heard it yet. While the title at first look and listen makes you think of celebrations, the truth is the song is about his Nephew and our troops fighting overseas during the holidays to protect our country. Please don’t forget during these happier times spent with family and friends the many men and women putting their lives on the line for us.

Paul Simon’s new album is due out in Spring 2011, can’t wait.