Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
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And these are a few of our recent Twitter-only posts:
Dan Rather Found Wandering the Desert in a Blanket looking for Walter Becker http://bit.ly/a0WWaW
Bruce Springsteen hijacks a NJ couple's photo shoot | Blogness on the Edge of Town http://bit.ly/bUicGs
Jon Herington spotted jammin' in New Yorkl during Dukes tour break http://bit.ly/bxlGSn
Have you left anything for the year 2040 in the John Lennon Time Capsule? http://www.boxofvision.com/TimeCapsule/
Steve Lukather's new solo album All’s Well That Ends Well out 11th October 2010 feat Tubes' Fee Waybill on backing vocals and co-writing.
Music Week reviews Elton John & Leon Russell upcoming album The Union http://bit.ly/b2uQIF
Michael McDonald on the Dukes of September tour http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ragogna/emdukes-of-september-mcca_b_698583.html
Lennon's toilet sells for £9,500 ($14,650) in Beatles auction! Full story & pic: http://bbc.in/axaG5i
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The Danish nationalistic party Dansk Folkeparti re-wrote the Abba-song Mamma Mia for their congress last weekend. The authors Benny Andersson och Björn Ulvaeus are not amused.
TT Spectra and Aftonbladet reports that Dansk Folkeparti's youth association changed the words in the chorus to "Mamma Pia" to honour Pia Kjaersgaard, the leader of the party.
However, nobody asked ex Abba members Benny Andersson och Björn Ulvaeus for permission to use the song.
"First of all: you are not free to rewrite songs just the way you want, and secondly: They must get that we are not interested in supporting their party", says Benny Andersson to news agency TT Spektra.
The case is now in the hands of lawyers of their publishing company Universal Music.
Will not sue Dansk Folkeparti
Update September 24, 2010: Universal Music Publishing will not sue Dansk Folkeparti. Olle Rönnbäck, head of film and tv on Universal Music Publishing tells TT Spektra that the song was performed at a meeting that was not open to the public:
"And they told us they will not perform it again, so that's it."
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Here's her version of the Creedence Clearwater Revival song from 1969. It's on her brand new record You Are Not Alone.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
After playing his request Bobby Brown by Frank Zappa, Reinfeldt said that Zappa's show in Stockholm 1982 was a disappointment though: Zappa told the audience to "sit down!" and wiped out all the party spirit and then began noodling on his guitar.
Well, that might have been the reaction among persons who had not heard more than Bobby Brown and Joe's Garage. The slightly more qualified fans probably didn't mind FZ's sometimes harsh comments (which often were not meant to be taken seriously)...and why buy a ticket to a FZ show if you're not into his guitar playing??
Mr Reinfeldt, did you really hope to get our votes in the election on Sunday?
Photo: Emilia Öije.
Lyngstad sings Cat Steven's Morning Has Broken.
The Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports that this is Lyngstad's first recording since her contribution on a Jon Lord album six years ago.
The cd entitled Reconnection also includes guest appearances by Nina Persson (The Cardigans) and Helen Sjöholm, and a cover version of Peter Gabriel's Don't Give Up, sung by Nicolai Dunger and Silje Nergaard.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Every article based on the interview naturally repeat a lot of the same things, but they also differ in for example the way the journalist phrase what's been said. Here's the Walter Becker part from The Oakland Press:
The New York Rock & Soul Revue, besides being a hoot in which they played their own songs and select rock and R&B covers, was also the launch pad for the revival of Steely Dan after guitarist Walter Becker joined that tour. Becker is nowhere to be found this time. “He’s busy with is own project, a solo project, right now,” Fagen says. But The Dukes are confident that plenty of musical magic will indeed happen in September.
Feel free to compare it with:
Saturday, September 11, 2010
So what's on the cd?? We get the impression it's the spoken testimony and statements mixed with previously unreleased synclavier stuff. Shipping on or around 20 September 2010.
Monday, September 06, 2010
We'll add some early ELO to the playlist ASAP.
Mike's involvement with the ELO is a thing far distant in the past, but hey the media clings on to this instead of praising Mike's love for music, the fact that he was one of the brains behind Devon Baroque Orchestra, that he played the Baroque cello and viola da gamba and for quite a long time has dedicated his time playing early music.For decades he has been an accomplished classical musician (but as we know this does not sell papers!). He was a teacher, a great performer and cultural activist, and his love for music was reflected in his loving and caring personality.I heard of the accident moments after it happened on Friday - we were supposed to perform in a concert of Medieval music in Totnes the following day. He hasn't yet been formally identified, but arrangements have been made for this. All colleagues and early music circle (specially in Devon) are saddened with the tragic loss and will miss a great friend and inspiring performer.
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
2. Marillion - Incubus
3. Steely Dan - King Of The World
Countdown To Ecstasy
4. Steely Dan - Midnight Cruiser
Can't Buy A Thrill
5. Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures
Does Humor Belong In Music?
6. George Harrison - My Sweet Lord (2000)
7. Roxy Music - Bitter End
8. Steely Dan - Green Book
Everything Must Go
9. Steely Dan - My Old School
Countdown To Ecstasy
10. George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
11. Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Aybe Sea - Burnt Weeny Sandwich
12. The Doors - Spanish Caravan - The Best Of Listener
13. Steely Dan - Almost Gothic - Two Against Nature
14. The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider - Ballad Of Easy Rider
15. Yes - Starship Trooper - The Yes Album
This chart is ... weird. It begins and ends with Yes, but still doesn't. And inbetween we find five Steely Dan songs and the same song two times by the same artist!
To address that last oddity first we've sent our statistics and archive experts to explore the fact that George Harrison's My Sweet Lord is at 6 and again at 10. We'll see what they come back with and add to this post whatever info they find.
Four different albums and five different songs make Steely Dan hitting a record when it comes to simultaneous songs on the Radio Dupree chart. One third.
And what about Yes? Anderson, Bruford , Wakeman and Howe had all played in Yes and Jon Anderson saw this 1989 album as a reunion of sorts. But legal aspects kept them from recording and touring as Yes. Suggestions of calling the band The Affirmative or No wasn't adopted and the decided to stick with their own last names.
And that's it for this month.
But the Dukes of September have undertaken a six-week, late-summer tour that brings them to the State Fair grandstand on Labor Day.How do they feel about playing Labor Day?"That's great for me, because I tend to get depressed on holidays," Fagen explained. "So if I have a gig on a holiday, it saves me from having to live through it. Do they have any good rides at the fair? Like a Whip or something like that?"How 'bout the bungee jump?"There you go," Fagen said."I always like playing outdoors," McDonald said."Are there animal exhibits near the stage?" Scaggs asked.Not near the grandstand, the interviewer said, but there's a birthing center and various animal barns at the fairgrounds."I love that stuff, like breeding," Fagen said."I'm there," Scaggs confirmed."I love playing fairs," Fagen said."Serenade the two-headed cow, yes!" McDonald promised.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Is there any more Steely Dan stuff on the horizon?
Walter and I have been talking about a concept we'd like to do. Walter is also working on a solo project, so maybe after those are done we'll get to it.
Full article here.
What's Walter up to? A dub-box set of remixed Circus Money tracks? A new solo album? Compiling a storyline to fit all the old songs used in that Steely Dan musical set to premiere in 2012? Or maybe just writing a few apps for Apple?