John Pizzarelli: Favorite album of all time? ... Abbey Road is pretty close to the top of the list. It's funny. You could say Abbey Road or you could say In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, because they're the types of records you put on and say, 'Oh, I'll just listen to one or two tracks.'
In 2003, Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab founded the monthly film festival Channel101. In 2005, JD Ryznar submitted Yacht Rock, which would create a new notch in the Internet's heart for smooth, smooth music.
This morning's edition reminded me of the great Steely Dan tune "Hey Nineteen": "Hey Nineteen, that's 'Retha Franklin/She don't remember the queen of soul ...." Every cultural reference I made fell on uncomprehending ears.
Steely Dan, which has morphed from a strictly-studio act into touring road warriors over the past ten years -- with a steady group of veteran band members, no less -- inspires a Dead-esque fan passion that no distance will deter.
This weekend, Steely Dan, that indefinable and technically sophisticated bundle of rock, jazz, and whatever else strikes the fancy of principals Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, kicked off the "Shuffle Diplomacy" tour.
Louisville rocked on the cutting edge Tuesday, May 31st, when hometown heroes My Morning Jacket took the stage at The Palace Theater for a three hour performance for Unstaged: An Original Series From American Express.
Named after Ed Rooney -- everyone's favorite principal from Ferris Bueller's Day Off -- Rooney has amassed major chart success and three rowdy, unpretentious albums full of clever lyrics and hook-filled melodies.