Sunday, April 29, 2012

Donald Fagen's solo album mastered!

According to this Sonic Scoop article about recent happenings i New York recording studios, Donald Fagen's solo album has been mastered.

Mastered "for CD, vinyl and iTunes" is what it says. But sadly nothing about any release date.

And if you should wonder what mastering is, here's Wikipedia's explanation.

Friday, April 20, 2012

April 21 is Record Store Day 2012!

Go out and support your local record store Saturday April 21 when it is Record Store Day. You can read more about the event on

Lots of special Record Store Day-editions of new and old music released and live music performed at stores. Far from all happenings listed, so go check out what's happening in your store - if you're lucky to live somewhere where there still is a record store.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Levon Helm in final stages of cancer

From the website:
Dear Friends, Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey. Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration... he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage... We appreciate all the love and support and concern. From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy Levon Helm article here.

Over on facebook Robbie Robertson, former band mate with Levon in The Band, posted the following:

Last week I was shocked and so saddened to hear that my old band mate, Levon, was in the final stages of his battle with cancer. It hit me really hard because I thought he had beaten throat cancer and had no idea that he was this ill. I spoke with his family and made arrangements to go and see him.

On Sunday I went to New York and visited him in the hospital. I sat with Levon for a good while, and thought of the incredible and beautiful times we had together. It was heartwarming to be greeted by his lovely daughter Amy, whom I have known since she was born. Amy’s mother, Libby Titus, and her husband, Donald Fagen, were so kind to help walk me through this terrible time of sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Sandy.

Levon is one of the most extraordinary talented people I’ve ever known and very much like an older brother to me. I am so grateful I got to see him one last time and will miss him and love him forever.

-Robbie Robertson
UPDATE April 20, 2012:

Levon passed away on April 19, 2012.


In response to Levon’s passing

He was my bosom buddy friend to the end, one of the last true great spirits of my or any other generation. This is just so sad to talk about. I still can remember the first day I met him and the last day I saw him. We go back pretty far and had been through some trials together. I'm going to miss him, as I'm sure a whole lot of others will too. 

Here's a 13 minute interview from February, 2012:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Help Tom Petty get stolen guitars back

Five guitars were stolen from Tom Petty in Culver City were he and the band are rehearsing for a tour.
Pics of the guitars and more info here.

UPDATE April 19, 2012:
The guitars have been recovered and one person arrested. More here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Zappathon time online Sunday April 15, 2012

Yes. It's once again time to tune in to WUSB in Stony Brook, New York and listen to this year's Zappathon presented by John Tabacco, Nigey Lennon and Bill Amutis.

Time? It's tomorrow, Sunday April 15, at noon EDT. Use this link to find out what time that equals where you live.

12 hours of "Zappa music and lots more" is promised.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

ABBA documentary cancelled from broadcast

The ABBA documentary that was planned for broadcast on SVT, Swedish public service TV, has ben cancelled.
The broadcast of the Dancing Queen documentary was set for April 10 but one week before that SVT changed the plans. The reason behind that was that the production company had problems with the rights to the material. SVT explains that they do not know if or when the documentary will ever be broadcast.
The documentary deals about the recording of the song
Dancing Queen and also includes a newly made interview with two ABBA members, Björn Ulvaeus och Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Radio Dupree Top 60 - April 2012

1. Carole King - Beautiful

2. Yes - And You And I
Close To The Edge

3. L'Image - Reunion

4. Genesis - Unquiet Slumbers For The Sleepers.../...In That Quiet Earth
Wind & Wuthering

5. Steely Dan - Your Gold Teeth II
Katy Lied

6. The Beatles - I'm So Tired
The Beatles

7. Gentle Giant - Proclamation
Playing The Fool

8. The Monkees - A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You (Stereo Remix)
Headquarters (Deluxe Edition) Bonus Track

9. Ruphus - Within The Walls
Inner Voice

10. Pink Floyd - Sheep

11. Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 3
12. Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Inca Roads - One Size Fits All
13. Steely Dan - Cousin Dupree - Two Against Nature
14. Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - WPLJ - Burnt Weeny Sandwich
15. Frank Zappa - Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore - Vol. 3
16. The Beatles - I Don't Want To Spoil The Party - Beatles For Sale
17. Genesis - The Colony Of Slippermen - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
18. Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Part One (excerpt) - Wish You Were Here
19. Steely Dan - Everything Must Go - Everything Must Go
20. Ruphus - Left Behind - Inner Voice
21. Frank Zappa - I Have Been In You - Sheik Yerbouti

22. The Monkees - Early Morning Blues And Greens - Headquarters (Deluxe Edition)

23. The Monkees - Zilch - Headquarters (Deluxe Edition)
24. Mats/Morgan - Paltsug/Etage A41 - Live

25. Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

26. Frank Zappa - Jewish Princess - Sheik Yerbouti

27. King Crimson - Moonchild (edit) - In The Court Of The Crimson King

28. The Drifters - Every Nite's A Saturday Night With You - BBC TV's Best Of Top Of The Pops Vol. 4

29. Genesis - Get'em Out By Friday - Foxtrot

30. King Crimson - Exiles - Larks' Tongues In Aspic  
31. Sting - Moon Over Bourbon Street - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
32. The Tubes - Attack Of The Fifty Foot Woman - The Completion Backward Principle

33. Walter Becker - Book Of Liars - 11 Tracks Of Whack
34. Spyro Gyra - Awakening - Carnaval
35. Genesis - Can-Utility And The Coastliners - Foxtrot  
36. Walter Becker And Donald Fagen - Sun Mountain (alt. version) - Catalyst
37. The Velvet Underground & Nico - Femme Fatale - The Velvet Underground & Nico
38. The Rolling Stones - Parachute Woman - Beggars Banquet

39. The Doors - End Of The Night - The Doors

40. Wes Montgomery - Born To Be Blue - Golden Archive Series (compilation)
41. Yes - Wonderous Stories - Going For The One
42. The Tubes - This Town - Now
43. Supertramp - Breakfast in America - Breakfast in America

44. Genesis - All In A Mouse's Night - Wind & Wuthering

45. Elizabeth Shepherd - It's Coming - Heavy Falls The Night
46. The Monkees - For Pete's Sake - Headquarters (Deluxe Edition)
47. King Crimson - Thela Hun Ginjeet - Discipline
48. Giles, Giles & Fripp - The Sun Is Shining - The Cheerful Insanity Of

49. King Crimson - Cadence And Cascade - In The Wake Of Poseidon
50. UK - By the Light of Day - UK
51. Yes - Yesterday And Today - Yes
52. David Bowie - This Is Not America - BBC Radio Theatre

53. Frank Zappa - Doreen - You Are What You Is

54. Gentle Giant - Funny Ways - Playing The Fool

55. Frank Zappa - Dancing Fool - Buffalo

56. Jethro Tull - Song For Jeffrey - Living in the Past
57. Brand X - D.M.Z. - Do They Hurt?
58. Eric Burdon Declares "War" - Spill The Wine - Eric Burdon Declares "War"
59. Carolyn Leonhart - Come To Me - Chances Are - The Romantic Music Of Robert Allen
60. The Police - Walking On The Moon - Their Greatest Hits

Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Carole King does what few women have managed during the existence of the Radio Dupree chart; make it to number one! But she does. And we're happy for her. Our Album of The Month made number 8 and makes a couple more showings in the largest chart we've compiled. Ever. A Top 60. Just because you keep voting to make it possible. And it makes sense; if you listen you should be able to say what you like and don't like. What you would like to hear.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Will Donald Fagen beat ... Donald Fagen?

Jay's soon out!
Once again the race is on! Who'll be the first to get his record out; Donald Fagen, the solo artist or Donald Fagen, the guest musician?

On one hand there's Donald's fourth and still-without-a-title solo record. And not leaked. Could've been out in 2011. Some reports suggested it. May be out in 2012. Some other reports suggest that.

And then there's Donald Fagen as a guest on a record that definitely will be out this month (April 2012). It's titled... wait! No, there's another album with no name. But we know the name of the artist. It's Jay Colins.

He's a saxophone player that has been around a while. Played with some big names and his own band. Read more about him here:
And do not miss the final sentence on the page:

Jay’s new CD is coming in April 2012 and features guest spots by Fagen, Helm, and Larry Campbell. Watch for it!”

Radio Dupree's money is on Jay's record being released before Donald's is.