Category: Music

REVIEW: Radiohead Live in WPB

Last night was my fourth Radiohead experience. As usual, the band put on a phenomenal performance, this time kicking off their North American tour at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. Outdoors, a little overcast, a packed lawn and a couple of beers in the tank set up the night. First thing I had…


SONG: Another American Anthem

I met a guy from Finland once, and after a long involved conversation that spanned world politics, his country’s perchant for producing World Rally racing champions and the comparative qualities of Finnish porters, he stopped mid-sentence and questioned my upbringing. I told him I was a local product of the public school system, good parantage…


Music Video Nostalgia

I am first generation MTV. That of course means I’m in my 40s now (41 actually) and although I normally am not a sucker for nostalgia, I have fallen victim recently to the joys of streamed internet video and it’s seemingly infinite archive. ILoveMusicVideo.net is one time hole of a place for such journeys. In…


Billy Powell Is Dead

The Counting Crows have this song called If I Could Give All My Love -or- Richard Manuel Is Dead. In talking to a group of us industry people once in a Charlotte hotel, Duritz explained that the song was inspired by the day he found out about the death of the acclaimed pianist/multi-instrumentalist from The Band….


Black Janet Reunited – Nov. 24

I hate when old bands reunite. Like when The Police reunited this Summer for an overpriced trip down memory lame (that’s no typo). “Yuck!” I say. I saw these guys in their prime, when the really fuckin’ ROCKED, in the Orange Bowl, with 40,000 people, presented by MTV, MC’d by Martha Quinn, opened by The…


Shawn Snyder Releases “Romantic’s Requiem”

There is nothing quite like the moment when a project’s promise is fulfilled. Two years ago when I first met Shawn Snyder, I had no idea that an offhanded comment like “you know, one day you should come record at my studio” would become this. Yet here it is, empirical evidence that passion can be…


All That You Can’t Leave Behind

When Mofro took that stage it was hardly a packed house. There were about 30 hard-core jam band hippies on hand for the occasion. No pot, but plenty of vibes. As per usual, Mofro tapped into that Jacksonville pipeline and made what was a rather benign event something special. They autographed the wall afterwards and…


B3, Or Not B3

I just got my hands on the B4 Hammond Organ plug-in from Native Instruments… all I can say is frakin’ WOW! That is one cool little module. I’ve had the chance to click on a B3 a couple of times, including that old mother down there at Criteria in Miami, and this sounds as good,…


Soul or Phlegm?

Last week completed the first session of recordings with Shawn Snyder. For those who don’t know, Shawn is recording his next CD here at my studio and has honored me by requesting that I produce it. Humbled, I am. Shawn is an amazing writer and his talents bring to mind some old school traditional folk artists…