Remembering Fats Domino

•November 8, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Last week, we mourned the loss of Fats Domino, the rock ‘n’ roll innovator and New Orleans music deity. Cue an all-star group of New Orleans musicians — Dr. John, Trombone Shorty, and the Neville Brothers’ family band — teamed up with Elvis Costello, long a vocal admirer of New Orleans music, to pay the man credit.

Together, the assembled luminaries covered Domino’s immortal 1955 hit “Ain’t That A Shame” in Austin. Watch the performance below;


Late soul giant Charles Bradley reflects on spirituality, mortality.

•November 6, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Poignant and essential……let your soul be touched.

Late soul giant Charles Bradley reflects on spirituality, and mortality shot in Vienna, Austria.


Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story

•September 3, 2017 • 1 Comment

I’ve always thought Mick Ronson was one of the most underrated guitarist in rock music.

Mick is the focus of a new documentary called, Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story.

His main foil and fan, David Bowie, provided exclusive voiceovers for the film, which looks at the late Ronson’s under-appreciated career as a sideman for artists like Bob Dylan (as a member of the Rolling Thunder Revue), Lou Reed (on Transformer), John Mellencamp (on “Jack and Diane”) and main guitarist on five Bowie albums, including Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars and Aladdin Sane.

Perhaps now Mick will get his due.

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story will begin a nationwide run of cinemas starting September 1st, with a home video release to follow on October 27th.


War Machine – A Nick Cave & Warren Ellis Score

•May 22, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds/Grinderman bandmate Warren Ellis composed the score for War Machine, an upcoming movie that’ll debut on Netflix this Friday (5/26) and stars Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Topher Grace, and more.

The soundtrack for the film will be released on the same day, and today you can hear a selection from the link below….can’t wait!

Dave Hill and his dad, Bob Hill, 83, play Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”

•May 11, 2017 • Leave a Comment

This is really rather wonderful.

Comedian Dave Hill and his dad, Bob Hill, 83, play Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” together on piano and guitar to celebrate the release of Dave’s new book “Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”

Lovely Creatures – The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 1984-2014.

•March 9, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will reflect on their 30-year tenure together with Lovely Creatures – The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 1984-2014.

Nick said “This release is designed to be a way into three decades of music making. That’s a lot of songs. The songs we have chosen are the ones that have stuck around, for whatever reason. Some songs are those that demand to be played live. Others are lesser songs that are personal favourites of ours. Others are just too big and have too much history to leave out. And there are those that didn’t make it, poor things. They are the ones you must discover by yourselves.”

The collection will come in a variety of formats, like standard 2CD with 21 tracks, a triple vinyl LP and a deluxe 3CD/1DVD package armed with 45 songs and a two-hour DVD filled with “rare and unseen footage.”

10 hours of ambient noise from an icebreaker in the frozen arctic

•February 6, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Need some downtempo noise to work to?

Ladies and gentlemen we have a new winner…10 hours of ambient noise from an icebreaker in the frozen arctic and it’s really rather wonderful….crank it!

Piano Cover of Radiohead

•November 1, 2016 • Leave a Comment

HBO has a new show, which is a reboot of ’70s cult sci-fi classic Westworld.

The show is scored by Ramin Djawadi, who matched the show’s weird, creepy vibe by creating old-timey instrumental piano covers of popular songs.

So here is Radiohead’s “No Surprises”, from OK Computer ….enjoy.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Jesus Alone’

•September 1, 2016 • 1 Comment

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ haunting new song, “Jesus Alone,” comes from the forthcoming Skeleton Tree, with a performance video taken from the band’s One More Time With Feeling film.

Cave travels through humanity to an old man sitting by a fire, a young man covered in blood, a woman in a yellow dress surrounded by a charm of hummingbirds. “With my voice, I am calling you,” he sings as a creator visiting his creation, acknowledging its faults, its beauty, but also his imperfection: “You’re a distant memory in the mind of your creator, don’t you see?”

Skeleton Tree is released Sept. 9

New Marvin Gaye Documentary Coming

•July 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Marvin Gaye seminal 1971 album What’s Going On is to be the subject of a documentary.

Album cover of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On

Centred around themes of poverty, police brutality, drug abuse and injustice in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination and with lyrics written from the perspective of a Vietnam war veteran, the film will document the making of a soul classic that “challenged America and the world to self-reflect, going on to inspire a generation of artists and music lovers”, the producers said.

“The relevance of [his] masterpiece … is as strong as ever.”  It is expected to air sometime in 2017.

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