How can I enjoy this movie -- when I have such disdain for so much of its music? And yet I did. I had a lot more fun watching Rock of Ages than I expected to; I also resented how much I enjoyed it, as a light, funny spoof of a bygone era.
To consciously choose to be without thought is the gateway to direct experience. If we are bound to our thinking process for our reference points of reality, we will ask only those questions guaranteed to keep attention on analysis, cause and effect and conceptual evaluation.
When USSR's Leonid Brezhnev kissed East Germany's Erich Honecker in 1979, that was a kiss. When Obama kisses Hu Jintao, that's just an ad for Benetton. It only serves to remind us that the revolution will not be photoshopped.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band's new album Revelator features the track "Bound For Glory," and premiering here is a live version of that song. This exclusive comes from Susan and Derek's Center Stage performance in Atlanta on April 8, 2011.
Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.
President Obama's speech on the Middle East has inspired a lot of ridiculous responses. But few trump Kiss co-frontman Gene Simmons' confused tirade and GOP candidate Herman Cain's embarrassingly ignorant "doctrine".