It's hard to think of a political candidate who's induced such a mixture of horror and comic glee as Donald Trump. In fact, his most lasting legacy may be an unprecedented mother lode of Trump-inspired art, comedy, and commentary.
While helming the group on lead guitar, King's assembled a diverse collective of accomplished musicians from around the world who enter and exit both the studio and his songs with chill-yet-virtuosic ease.
More big-name musicians must step forward and say: "There's always more money, but I only have one name. And I won't have people shouting my name in states where there are citizens who have no rights."
David Crosby is ensconced with a very elite group of musicians who used their songs and harmonies to end a war, discrimination and government wrongdoing. Bob Dylan and Joan Baez are others in this small group of troubadours that made a difference in the 1960's and 70's.
Jukebox The Ghost's first ever animated video for "Black Hole" is taken from an episode of Dreamworks Animation's Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show now playing on Netflix, the original soundtrack album on Lakeshore Records.
This beautiful conversation between Chopin and modern-day musicians reminded me how lucky we are that through music, we can still converse with ideas and sensitivities of the past, and that these ideas can still speak to our hearts with relevance.
A few hours before another SOLD OUT show -- this time at Terminal 5 on Manhattan's westside, I had a very engaging conversation backstage with half of Rudimental's foursome -- Amir and Piers, who were casually kicking back in their dressing room.
This album grows on you each time you play it. Put it on your CD player or iPod and simply sit back and enjoy. Steve Gadd's staid, subtle performance throughout is a testament to his ability to let the music speak for itself with a total lack of hubris.
The other day in one of my art classes I put on a Steely Dan CD. While the chorus of "Deacon Blues" drifted through the studio, I noticed one of my students singing along. I mentioned that I was impressed that he knew the song. He explained that it's one of his grandma's favorites.
If you haven't heard of him (which you probably haven't), get to know him. I will admit that I hadn't heard of him, but after listening to a few songs I am beyond impressed to now be aware of a very talented guitarist.
Donald Fagen -- as a solo artist -- is back, and this time we only had to wait six years. When the first single from Sunken Condos dropped in September, it only heightened anticipation. Now that the full album is in hand, how does it size up?