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...
POTD: Annie Ross, “Twisted”

POTD: Annie Ross, “Twisted”

When my daughter was very young, I played her “Twisted,” from Joni Mitchell’s “Court and Spark” album. She loved it — particularly the kicker line, “Instead of one head, I’ve got two!” Ever since buying that album...
POTD: “Feelin’ Alright”

POTD: “Feelin’ Alright”

Dave Mason has re-recorded his 1968 classic, “Feelin’ Alright,” with the help of some other classic rockers, each contributing from home. Collectively known as “Dave Mason and the Quarantines,” they include Mick Fleetwood, Sammy Hagar,...