My knowledge of classical music is equivalent to what I know about art: practically nothing. Nonetheless, I offer a few observations after attending a performance by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra recently.
The Playing For Change Foundation is back with another song recorded with musicians around the world. This time, it’s the Grateful Dead classic “Ripple.”
Forty years later, here’s how the Pretenders song, “Brass In Pocket,” was suddenly added to so many radio stations’ playlists and helped change a format.
I just discovered this Song Exploder podcast, in which Lindsey Buckingham went into detail about the making of one of the hits he wrote for Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 “Rumours” album.
Remembering the late Neil Innes, co-creator of The Rutles, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, and material for Monty Python, too.
I had to smile at this paragraph from an obituary of Allee Willis, who wrote the “Friends” TV theme song and the Earth, Wind, & Fire hit “September.”
Here’s my review of last night’s re-creation of the The Band’s legendary 1976 farewell concert, The Last Waltz, by a roster of great modern-day musicians.
Playing For Change had musicians around the world — including a couple you might recognize— play an iconic classic rock tune, and the result is simply beautiful.