Sunday Music: “Over My Shoulder” By Charlie Hunter

I was talking to a guitar teacher of mine about Charlie Hunter when I was in college. I was gushing about the technique to play his 7 and 8-string bass/guitar monstrosities and my teacher looked at me quizzically.  “Hmm. I guess that explains it. I thought he was just a really sloppy player and couldn’t … Continue reading Sunday Music: “Over My Shoulder” By Charlie Hunter

Podcast Of The Week: Darius Rucker On QLS

The last thing I think about when I think about Darius Rucker is what an outcast he is/was.  But this guy faced and overcame some serious adversity, at levels I hadn’t ever really fully considered.  Take the perspective shift pill (unless you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about his career arc already, in which … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Darius Rucker On QLS

Sunday Music: Emo Kids Going Sober In Song (w/ Future Teens)

Future Teens have a new album out, and the self-described “bummer pop” band has a real gem in “BYOB” about struggling with sobriety. I feel like this is exactly what emo kids getting older is supposed to sound and feel like. A couple of lines from the lyrics with the video below: If you bring … Continue reading Sunday Music: Emo Kids Going Sober In Song (w/ Future Teens)

Religions In Regular Life (Via Maggie Rogers At Harvard)

Maggie Rogers was reflecting on the near-religious aspects of making and performing music when she wondered if she could study it.  She could.  Harvard Divinity offers a Masters of Religion and Public Life degree, which she earned in 2022.  To her, practicing the arts is a spiritual practice. Studying how religion layers intention into everything … Continue reading Religions In Regular Life (Via Maggie Rogers At Harvard)

Sunday Music: Chet Atkins Picking On The Beatles

Chet Atkins is a guitar person’s guitar person. His instrumental takes on the Beatles take my brain into another room and focuses it.  I know, I know - it’s the Beatles composition at the core, but hearing how he re-arranges these and chooses his tone, when to use chords, when to bend notes - it’s … Continue reading Sunday Music: Chet Atkins Picking On The Beatles

Sunday Music: Mehldau’s Blackbird

I’m a big fan of Robert Gilbert’s Listening Sessions substack and twitter feed (@listensessions1). Not only am I crazy in awe of his vinyl collection, the guy literally seems to be putting interesting music on 24/7 and sharing what he’s spinning every time.  My tastes and his have some overlap (especially with jazz, apparently) and … Continue reading Sunday Music: Mehldau’s Blackbird

Sunday Music: Wynton Kelly’s “I Want A Little Girl”

It breaks my heart this isn’t broadly streaming, but at least it’s on YouTube. After being all fired up the past few months, I needed to relax a bit and Kelly’s trio work consistently puts me in one of my happiest places.  “I Want A Little Girl” is standard, laid-back, bluesy-piano-pop at its finest. Recorded … Continue reading Sunday Music: Wynton Kelly’s “I Want A Little Girl”

Sunday Music: Wu-Country Spinoff

I’m not (yet) in love with this, but I definitely don’t hate it and they’ve got me REAL curious given the connections -  What if I told you Tekitha (from all the Wu-Tang albums) and Prana Supreme-Diggs (RZA and Tekitha’s daughter) were recording country-infused pop songs and they’re pretty catchy? See it for yourself. Here’s … Continue reading Sunday Music: Wu-Country Spinoff