RIP John Martyn

John Martyn, the influential and supremely mellow singer, has left us. He was one of the mainstays of Island Records and I send my vibes all who knew him and loved his music.

John Martyn in 2007 (courtesy NY Times)

John Martyn and Danny Thompson perform “Solid Air”

The NY Times obituary that […]

Grace Jones Returns with A Hurricane

Grace Jones' Island Life (1985)

Where has Grace Jones been for the past 20 years? Last we saw her she was getting blown up in the James Bond movie A View to a Kill. Leading up to that, however, the Jamaican-born Jones merged disco, reggae, funk, rap and having one of the most striking […]