Feeder Comfort in Sound

Listening to: Feeder, Comfort in Sound

This is such a fantastic listen, it’s hard to know where to begin. Feeder are a British rock band that has been around since 1992. Originally from South Wales, they released 2 EPs and 3 albums between 1995 and 2001. … [read more]

Jeff Healey by ckaiserca via Flickr

Jeff Healey dies at 41

Sad news: Jeff Healey died of cancer on Sunday. Jeff, who was blind, first became famous for playing electric blues guitar, holding it across his lap. He had always been an avid collector of old jazz 78’s, and released two … [read more]

Dave Matthews Live at Radio City

Listening to: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City

Dave Matthews, particularly with the Dave Matthews Band, isn’t recognized enough for his songcraft. It gets lost under the weight of popular perception about Dave’s music, live shows and achievements: touring jam band, incredible musicianship, big sound, long shows, lots … [read more]

Bedouin Soundclash

Listening to: Bedouin Soundclash, Street Gospels

Bedouin Soundclash’s third album, Street Gospels, is a varied and interesting affair – definitely worth buying and listening to. I like it for its variety, scenic detours and also for its commitment to trying things other bands wouldn’t.

Radiohead Box

Listening to: Radiohead, Box Set

I have a love/hate relationship with Radiohead. I think I was originally introduced to them somewhat against my will (and comparatively late) when, in the mid-90s, I went to someone’s BBQ and ‘OK Computer’ was on the stereo, which had … [read more]

Tom Waits Franks Wild Years

Rediscovering classic Tom Waits

Maybe I’m in one of those moods, or maybe it’s because Christmas is rolling around and gruff voices and abrasive songs are a welcome antidote to ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ but I’ve been enjoying three classic Tom Waits albums again … [read more]