Another List Posing as a Post: My Most @Lastfm Spins of 2011 is a nifty little online music community, based in London with users all over the world.  It started simply enough—users install a utility in their PC music player (Windows Media, iTunes, etc) to “scrobble” their music real-time, sending data on artist/track to servers for charting.  Everybody gets a Billboard chart of their own. […]

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?

I’m really feeling this tune today.  This week.  This year. It’s the same old tune, fiddle and guitar Where do we take it from here Rhinestone suits and new shiny cars We’ve been the same way for years We need to change Some days I’m feeling Hank.  Some days I’m feeling it Waylon.  Some days […]

A Private Concert with Townes Van Zandt

Some days I wonder about the choices I make, the missed opportunities and friends not met. See, I love live music. The nuance, the feeling, the tenor filtered out in the studio. There’s nothing like watching an artist bend a string to hit a certain high note, or feeling a bass note rumble thru the […]

The Day The Music Died

Today is the 50th anniversary of The Day The Music Died.  On 3 February 1959, in a field outside Clear Lake, Iowa, a small plane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, crashed and killed everyone on board, including pilot Richard Peterson.  As we all know, Waylon Jennings gave up his […]