Category Archives: music

THE MAKING OF AJA by Steely Dan

Steely Dan recorded AJA from January to July in 1976. THE MAKING OF AJA is a 1999 film of the studio sessions in LA and New York. The interviews with Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, and the score of studio musicians are priceless insights into one of the best produced LPs of all time. This evening […]

My Wet Dreams / Soko

PAUL IST TOT by Feldfarben

Today is Paul McCartney’s birthday. PAUL IST TOT by Feldfarben has nothing to do with the Beatles’ bass player. But I love the post-punk apocalyptical tune. It’s certainly better than HEY JUDE. Fehlfarben – Paul Ist Tot lyrics (English translation) Ich schau mich um und seh’ nur Ruinen, EN: I look around me and see […]

Michelle Phillips YOU BET I WOULD

According to Wikipedia In 1986 she wrote an autobiography, California Dreamin’: The True Story of the Mamas and the Papas, released just weeks after her former husband John Phillips’ autobiography Papa John. In it, Phillips describes such events as the first meeting between her and fellow Mama, Cass Elliot, winning 17 straight shoots at a […]

Led Zeppelin Newport Jazz Festival 1969

On July 6, 1969 my older brother and I drove from the South Shore to Newport to see the Sunday show of George Wein’s Jazz Festival. It was a sunny day and we arrived around 10. Parking was touhg and I stuck our VW Beetle on the edge of a Little League field. Thousands of […]