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

Sunday Music: “I Want You” by Marian Hill

I have an incomplete playlist from last year and it has “I Want You” by Marian Hill on it.  I love the synthy faux horn noises. I love how the staccato parts of the beat wrap around the punctuated stutters in the vocal line. And, I love how they bleed back and forth between totally … Continue reading Sunday Music: “I Want You” by Marian Hill

Sunday Music: Remembering Betty Davis

Talk about a short career with a massive impact. Betty Davis recorded 4 albums in about as many years. She played with the best musicians of the time. She married Miles Davis. She wrote. She produced. She killed.  And then, she retired. She packed her bags, moved to Pittsburgh, and a few weeks ago she … Continue reading Sunday Music: Remembering Betty Davis

Sunday Music: There’ll Be Days Like This

There. Will. Be. Days. Like. This. Whether your mama told you or not. Whatever it’s like. Tell ‘em about it Van Morrison. When it's not always raining there'll be days like thisWhen there's no one complaining there'll be days like thisWhen everything falls into place like the flick of a switchWell my mama told me … Continue reading Sunday Music: There’ll Be Days Like This

Podcast Of The Week: Raphael Saadiq, Renaissance Music Man

Hey! On Saturday’s I highlight a podcast about being a creative professional. Sometimes it’s direct, sometimes it’s indirect, but it’s always entertaining and educational. This week’s Podcast of the Week is… Musician/producer extraordinaire - Raphael Saadiq on the Questlove Supreme Podcast. Raphael Saadiq started off as a kid trying to break into the local Oakland … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Raphael Saadiq, Renaissance Music Man