Some of you know that my teenage son plays the double bass. Every summer for the past few years he has attended a week long music camp in Baltimore called BassWorks – all bass players, just bass players. One of the highlights of the week is the final concert where the entire orchestra of 82 bassists plays a classical number and a “pop” number.
I was excited when I heard they were going to be doing Guns N’ Roses, and it doesn’t disappoint. See what you think!
That’s right, we are attending Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul!
We arrived in style in our candy apple fuel injected rag top superfly terra plane!
What Bruce was to New Jersey in the 70s, Bob Seger was to Detroit and the Midwest. Still one of the best songs from the 1970s
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing yesterday, here’s a demo version of Bowie doing Space Oddity with John “Hutch” Hutchinson that appears on the Mercury Demos (released this past June) and I believe was also on the Sound + Vision box set. Fascinating to hear this classic song in such an early form and to put yourself in the shoes of the people listening to the demo – must have blown them away. Also funny to hear Bowie say some of these songs might be single material – ah, I think so!
Brittany Howard has one of the best and most distinctive voices in music today. This is the second single from her first solo album. The Alabama Shakes frontwoman has outdone herself in this one and this video absolutely nails it.
No summer song list would ever be complete for me without this song.
Paul’s choice of the great Matthew Sweet song “Girlfriend“ put me in mind of the early 90s and what I was listening to then. This band spent a lot of time in my CD player in the early to mid 90s. While grunge was taking off these guys were more like a throwback to 80s “jangle rock”.