Memories of Live Aid

Live Aid was held on July 13, 1985

Today is the anniversary of Live Aid, the historic benefit concert for African famine relief that occurred in London and Philadelphia in 1985. I watched the whole thing, calling in sick to my job doing flower deliveries. The event was carried on broadcast television in addition […]

Amazon Debuts Cloud Player for Music

Amazon is first to the cloud

Jon Bon Jovi’s appreciation for album covers and touching the media seem incompatible with this system to say the least. As music enters “the cloud,” it will become completely virtual.

For months, we’ve been hearing about Google’s impending locker service, Apple’s purchase of Lala and other rumors around […]

Daniel Lanois' Fascinating "Soul Mining"

Lanois' first solo album, 1989's Acadie (Opal/WB)

As a longtime fan of Daniel Lanois, the now-legendary producer and guitarist, I am pleased to recommend his recent autobiography Soul Mining: A Musical Life. The book is so detailed and revealing of how he helped create some of the best music of our generation, it should […]

Paul Noth, the Founding Fathers and Willie

Willie Nelson made a great appearance in the New Yorker in a cartoon by Paul Noth. Willie can hang with anyone, and here he is shown chowing with the Founding Fathers. He’s known many politicians, including a few Presidents, and probably had ribs with them too. It’s a totally believable scene like the caption says.

[…]

Farm Aid 25 Today in Milwaukee

Click to tune in!

Willie Nelson‘s annual concert on behalf of family farmers is taking place this year at its first Major League ballpark, the Brewers’ Miller Park in Milwaukee. Thanks to our friends at Sirius XM’s channel “Willie’s Place,” we can all hear the show today! The broadcast starts at 2pm eastern, and […]