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It’s Emotional

By on January 29, 2011

Music for your listening pleasure. When I’m feeling down, I like to listen to mellow and sad music. Picks me up. On this mix you can hear David Sylvian, Talk Talk, The Blue Nile, Scott Walker, Mark Hollis, Everywhen, Elbow, Ben Christophers, The Morning Benders, and Sun Kil Moon.

Five Years Ago – 2006 Favorites

By on January 24, 2011

This is round two of using 8tracks – an online mix service. This time I’ve dipped back five years to see what I was listening to then. Here you get Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Paul Simon, Tool, Sonic Youth, Thom Yorke, Michael Brook, and Robert Fripp. Enjoy.

Music Favorites for 2010

By on January 22, 2011

Here’s a few a of the songs I enjoyed during 2010. I hope you take some time to listen.

Punk Still Exists

By on October 14, 2010

Saw this flyer on the light poll in an Ojai parking lot. Seemed pretty cool, especially with Char-Man – a legendary ghost from Ojai’s Creek Rd. The flyer is for the long awaited opening of the Ojai Skate Park.

Leaves, Waves, Stars

By on September 29, 2010

Leaves, Waves, Stars
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A lovely practice song from the International Plum Village Sangha.

We are all the leaves of one tree.
We are all the stars of one sky.
We are all the leaves of one tree.
The time has come for all to live as one.
We are all the leaves of one tree.

We are all the waves of one sea.
We are all the waves of one sea.
The time has come for all to live as one.
We are all the waves of one sea.

We are all the stars of one sky.
We are all the stars of one sky.
The time has come for all to live as one.
We are all the stars of one sky.

We are all the leaves of one tree.
We are all the waves of one sea.
The time has come for all to live as one.
We are all the stars of one sky.

Peter Gabriel at the Hollywood Bowl (Review)

By on May 9, 2010

I was skeptical. Skeptical about the album, Scratch My Back, and skeptical about the May 7 concert at the Hollywood Bowl. A seasoned and talented musician releasing and touring a set of covers reinterpreted with orchestra is certainly different, but it’s still covers. Nonetheless, I bought the album and bought a ticket to the concert when they were released and I’ve not been disappointed. The tour was short, and only touched down in Montreal, New York and Los Angeles in North America. This was the last show of the tour. So, a treat.

For the record, I probably own every standard release by Peter Gabriel (including Ovowhich he performed two songs from this evening) and I’ve seen him once before in September 1993 at the Oakland Arena. A fan? Probably. 😉

Mr. Gabriel performed with the 54-piece New Blood Orchestra. No guitars. No drums. A portion of the orchestra was composed of musicians traveling on the tour and the remainder were picked up in the cities of performance. The orchestra was led by Ben Foster, a young and entertaining conductor who was periodically viewed from a fishbowl camera on the screens throughout the evening.

Our seats weren’t in the fancy boxes or down in front, but we were front and center in the “super seats” (aka, non-benches) with a great view of the entire stage and behind the mixer. The performance began at 8:00pm and ended at 10:45pm (with a 20-minute intermission). The first set was all the songs from Scratch My Back (in order) and the second set was old Peter Gabriel songs. (more…)

Forty Years in Sixty Minutes

By on March 21, 2010

My radio show will re-air tonight at 6:00pm (Pacific Standard Time). You can listen in iTunes Radio (SBCC Radio is in the College/University Stations), in SecondLifeonline, or using the iPhone App.

Here’s the set:

  1. Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd
  2. One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21, The Flaming Lips
  3. Matte Kudasai, King Crimson
  4. Cocoon, Bjork
  5. Wanderlust, David Sylvian
  6. In Your Eyes, Peter Gabriel
  7. Cathedral In A Suitcase, Pat Metheny
  8. Exit Music (For A Film), Radiohead
  9. Something in the Way, Nirvana
  10. Something, The Beatles
  11. Running To Stand Still, U2
  12. Oh, Sister, Bob Dylan
  13. Innocent When You Dream (78), Tom Waits

You won’t be disappointed, this is some of the best music from the last 40 years.