When your desk looks something like this, Western Swing music is always in order.
Other than “Livin’ in America” by James Brown (“witcha baaaad self!”), the music I most like to listen to on the Fourth of July is what I would call Americana Classical (i.e., orchestral music that evokes mental images of spacious … Continue reading
I was stunned to discover just now that after searching for the ideal music to clean off my desk by, and to do more coding on this site that Yellowjackets self-titled 1981 album had never been imported into my iTunes … Continue reading
This tune, a late ‘70s fusion recording, never gets old to me. The late, great Jaco Pastorius is featured on fretless bass and lays down a solid foundation while inserting harmonic plucking that mimics the melody line in places throughout. … Continue reading
As I drove into Nashville last night, I was listening to my Don Henley playlist. In it, from his album “The End of the Innocence”, is one of my favorites of his tunes. It tells the hardness of the city … Continue reading
My kids remember this album (and particularly the cut featured below) as “house cleaning music”. Once you hear it, you should be able to figure out why. Sometimes, especially if it’s a job you’re really having to psych yourself up … Continue reading
I think it was Iris Horowitz (a good friend and Warner Brothers Records promoter in the early 80s) who turned me on to this record. No matter the source, I find myself loving it each time it comes up on … Continue reading