Artist: Half Past Four
Album: Good Things
The logic of belatedly reviving my best-of-2013 countdown on Thanksgiving weekend — after having left it too often neglected in a 2014 that’s been dominated for me by my mother’s fatal cancer, which has left me busier, less-helped, and sadder than usual — is that I personally tend to write music reviews in the spirit of giving thanks, a spirit I’d like to get back into.
As an extra incentive, given […]
James Taylor’s Feel The Moonshine is a CD of a live radio broadcast from Pittsburgh’s Syria Mosque in July 1976…
I pride myself on my collection of music by James Taylor. I have loved his music for most of my life and always make an effort to buy his albums and collections, unless they are different versions of things I already own. I have seen him in concert twice, which may not seem impressive. […]
The band name Ukandanz can be pronounced as “You can danz” (“dance”), thus I pronounce it that way. They’re a French band (sax, bass, guitar, drums) that plays loud, highly energetic Ethiopian-style pop music sung by immigrant Asnake Guebreyes, so I have no idea if I’m pronouncing it correctly, or what the name might in fact mean. But I *can* dance, and the music on Yetchalal makes me want to, and now this […]