With deepest apologies to the memory of Jimmy Cox. EDIT: I got a couple of concerned emails. No, this did not happen to me. Yet. Once I lived the life of a PI so rich, Research was going along without a hitch. Lab manager, four postdocs and grad students eight, My lab took up the [...]
The Black Keys‘ new album El Camino is coming out today. I am not entirely sure why they called the album El Camino, and placed a picture of a 1994 Chrysler Town & Country van: What a Chevrolet El Camino might look like: Anyhow, the music is great. Here is the first track, [...]
Some good things happened in music this month. The Black Keys won Grammy awards for Best Alternative Album, (Brothers) Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals, Best Recording Package and Producer of the Year, Non Classical. Arcade Fire won a Grammy for Album of the Year, The Suburbs. Here are The Black Keys [...]
Haven’t had some music here for a while. So here are two version of Son House’s “Death Letter Blues”. The first by the master himself, the second by The White Stripes. Enjoy!
Last week I posted a video of Dan Telfer arguing with his audience over who is the best dinosaur. Well, The Black Keys, a blues band from Akron, Ohio came up with the best dinosaur. His name is Frank, and he is a Funkasaurus rex. See and, more importantly, listen for yourselves. Epic dino-slide is [...]
This Cincinnati group played a concert today (Thursday) at the uptown park at Oxford Ohio. A trio with Sonny on guitar, Dennis “Willy D” Williams – bass & vocals, and Dave Fair- drums & vocals. They played powerful electric blues-rock, with great covers of Blind Willie McTell, Robert Johnson and many originals. Sonny played a [...]
Phew. After getting slashdotted on the Wolfram Alpha story, I can use a couple of drinks.
The first time I heard Charlie Musselwhite was on KSDS 88.3, San Diego’s jazz radio station and one for the finest jazz & blues stations I know. I was driving, it was late night and raining, and I was dead tired; the perfect setting for some blues. They played Musselwhite’s jumpy “Both Sides of the [...]
I have been traveling to Ohio a bit recently… one of my favorite bands (a duo really) comes from Akron, OH. The Black Keys. First song of them I heard was this one, Thickfreaknes; still one of my favorites.
When was the last time you heard a song that completely blew you away? And on top of that introduced you to an artist you did not know before? That happened to me about a year ago with Joe Bonamassa’s “Bridge to Better Days”. You would be hard-pressed to find a better blues guitarist out [...]