Keith Richards' "Life" – It's the Song, Not the Singer

Mr. Richards shows his sensitive side in "Life."

Keith Richards, my hero. The songs, the guitars, the money, the girls, the cars, houses in the islands, pharmaceutical-quality drugs in death-defying quantities. Throughout, he keeps writing great songs. He lives a seemingly simple life, with simple chord sequences played better than anyone. To paraphrase Julia […]

Third Reissue of Band on the Run Out 11/2

This epk was taken from an interview by the aforementioned Jody Denberg. When we last left the current fifth Beatle in the last post, he was off to Iceland to help witness the lighting of the Peace Tower and the Reykjavik performance of the Plastic Ono Band. A few months ago, Jody sat for his […]

Concord Music Group Buys Rounder Records

Yesterday, Concord Music Group made the surprise announcement that they had purchased Rounder Records, the Massachusetts-based folk and roots label now in its fortieth year. The two labels will combine to create the “the world’s preeminent independent music company” (see press release below). Both labels have historically focused on adult listeners. Jazz/r&b and classic rock […]

Earbender's Sports Highlights of 2009

Looking back at the previous year in sports, the Earbender Sports Personality of the Year is “awarded” annually to the young athlete (or a veteran in a new role) that overcomes social, political and competitive challenges. I look to various professional sports as a pastime but also as a lesson in teamwork and other […]

Paul McCartney "I've Got a Feeling" Live in NYC

Here’s a bit of flavor from the new Paul McCartney live album “Good Evening New York City,” filmed/recorded at CitiField in Flushing last summer. It was a great show and I have heard from several of my people that the recording quality is outstanding. The music/performance were pretty excellent from my cheap seats next to […]