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Alan Parsons

The Pied Piper of Napa

Mary Orlin | Posted 06.15.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

For David Pack, legendary musician, Ambrosia lead singer and Grammy award-winning record producer, his latest project, Napa Crossroads, is one he's be...

Conversations With Alan Parsons and The Dandy Warhols' Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Plus Ki:Theory and The Gloaming Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"What I and every artists I knew at 14, 15 years old, punk or new wave kids, all we really wanted was to create a world where people understood us and were interesting to us and we were interesting to them."

Grand Illusions & Breakfasts in America: Conversations with Styx's James "J.Y." Young and Supertramp's Roger Hodgson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Moline Loves Paul Simon, Plus Chatting With Bill Wyman, American Idol's James Durbin and Mastodon's Brann Dailor

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Although it seems that Paul Simon has been on the road frequently over the last few years, his latest tour seems much more date-packed as he heralds his latest and one of the best albums of his career, So Beautiful Or So What.

What's It All About: Chatting with Pat Metheny, Jonathan Elias, and Viva Voce

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Pat Metheny's new album is titled What's It All About, which is based off a line from the song "Alfie." Since this is an unusual approach for Pat Metheny, he tracked him down to talk about it.

The Art of an Alan Parsons Project

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

2010-10-01-alanparsonscopy.jpgAs the engineer of one of the most sonic-centric and best selling recordings of all time, Pink Floyd's  Dark Side of the Moon, Parsons helped shaped the art of listening for an entire generation. 

The Art of an Album

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

On a recent flea market stop, I came across a near perfect copy of Al Stewart's 1976 classic The Year of the Cat. It's not a record I ever owned but something about it caught my attention.

From Pink Floyd and Abbey Road to The Project and Austin Powers: A Conversation with Alan Parsons

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Sound designer Alan Parsons has long had a passion for the latest technologies. Alan took a moment to talk with me about his illustrious past that included his days at Abbey Road Studios through his latest technology-focused endeavor.

Sing Any Good Books Lately?

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

The mission of my blog is to highlight popular songs that are based on, inspired by, or allude to books and authors -- "Books Shelved in Songs," as I say on the site.