I just finished reading Bad Singer – the surprising science of tone deafness and how we hear music – by Tim Falconer. The book describes the journalist’s quest to understand why he’s a bad singer. He subjected himself to loads of scientific tests, talked to… Read More
Gaelynn Lea performing Watch the World Unfold
Here’s The King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier…
Geez this is really beautiful.
Do you know the old time fiddle tune, Old Jake Gilley? Here are some interesting takes on it. First up is The Deleuran Enevoldsen Duo… Now let’s speed things up a little with with Gene and Evo Bluestein… Dwight Diller liked this tune so well… Read More
I’ve been learning a tune called Texas Gals on the banjo, so I’ve been listening to some different versions. Here are Al Hopkins and his Hillbillies…. Here’s a nice version by a group called The Monks, featuring a square dance caller…. I’ve been learning the… Read More
I really enjoyed Robert Chandler’s new painting show, called something happened, which opened this afternoon at Yumart. Yumart is at 401 Richmond, here in Toronto. If you’re in town and down that way, check it out. You’ll find some excellent painting. Going to an art… Read More
For some reason I don’t know, I have the Joe Zawinul tune, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy on my mind. Here’s the Cannonball Adderley Quintet performing it, with Mr. Zawinul on electric piano…. The best way to deal with an earworm is to share it, so enjoy….
“Uncle Pat” Yerex shows Tuffy P how to play the gut-bucket bass.
I just got home from an overnight business trip. Did I ever get an enthusiastic welcome from Memphis and Georgie – and Tuffy P thoughtfully had a chicken salad and a fresh bagel here for me for dinner. The trip was good but I’m tired… Read More