Eno’s Latest Round of Interviews

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In a promotional push for his new album Drums Between the Bells with Rick Holland, Brian Eno has embarked on a great public relations swing that has brought a typically educational and thought-provoking set of ideas from One Brain.  The interview on Al-Jazeera shown below, includes a great career overview too.  Eno comments on [...]

Is Blue Note Selling Cookies?

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Duane Reade's "Blue Note" Cookies

As traditional record companies continue to pave new revenue roads, they are creating “360 deals” where every aspect of an artist’s creative life is commissioned in some way. Naturally, we enjoy deluxe cds with previously neglected intellectual property, such as unused photos or bsides/outtakes/demos. Look for my review of [...]

RIP John Martyn

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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 [...]