Chick Corea

Chick Corea

I’m saddened to hear of the death of keyboard legend Chick Corea at the age of 79. I hadn’t even heard of him until I went away to college in 1975 and started working at the campus radio station, WUSB. It was there that my ears were opened to all sorts of...
POTD: Tim Minchin

POTD: Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin is a brilliant singer/songwriter whose work I have been a fan of for at least a decade. It’s not easy remaining topical, funny, and entertaining while also not-so-subtly promoting skepticism and atheism, but Minchin pulls it off like a direct...
Bruce Springsteen’s “Letter To You”

Bruce Springsteen’s “Letter To You”

“Letter To You” is a documentary about the making of Bruce Springsteen’s latest album, his first with the E Street Band since 2014. Much of the project was inspired by the recent death of George Theiss, a bandmate of Springsteen’s in The...
Movie Review: A Harry Chapin Documentary

Movie Review: A Harry Chapin Documentary

Harry Chapin was a singer, songwriter, and activist whose motto was, “When In Doubt, Do Something.” He was also one of music’s greatest storytellers, a fact that his contemporaries Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen attest to in this documentary about...
Movie Review: “American Utopia”

Movie Review: “American Utopia”

David Byrne has done something unique — appeared in two truly great concert movies in one career. The first was “Stop Making Sense,” in which Jonathan Demme captured the exuberance of a 1984 Talking Heads concert. The second is “American...
POTD: Jerry Jeff Walker

POTD: Jerry Jeff Walker

Picture Of The Day: The song “Mr. Bojangles” was a hit for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Sammy Davis Jr., and was recorded by dozens of other artists. But here’s the guy who wrote it in 1968, Jerry Jeff Walker, who died Friday at 78. Contrary to...