Tag Archive | music

Listen Up: The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s “Wisdom”

This gorgeous song came out in 1995 from San Francisco band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. If you let it sink in, you may find Anton Newcombe’s alleviating voice and Dean Taylor’s moody guitar sending you into a sonic stupor.

Tomorrow: Downtown Summer Party at Down & Out and Coronados

Take a break from watching the Olympics, and catch some amazing bands play in Downtown LA for FREE.  I’m DJing at Down & Out after 5 pm.

Paul Is Alive, and Today Is His Birthday

And in her eyes you see nothing, no sign of love behind the tears… This beautifully tragic song, “For No One,” was written by Paul McCartney for the Revolver album. Supposedly, he wrote the lyrics after a fight with his then-girlfriend Jane Asher about the slow death of their relationship. Musically and lyrically, it’s genius. Happy 70th […]

Because It’s Father’s Day

My dad has always been into music–The Beatles, The Doors, Johnny Cash, Blondie, Stevie Wonder, Queen and much more.  At any time of of the day, a record, tape or CD was playing in our house.  I attribute my immense love of music to him. This is one of the first songs I remember him […]

Listen Up: A Double Dose of The Darkness

So, The Darkness dropped a deuce on a famous painting. Because it takes real talent to shit on command. (Okay, maybe that’s the jealousy speaking.) Regardless, this artistic expression was designed to help promote their upcoming album Hot Cakes, due out on August 21, 2012. If you’re not familiar with these cheeky, glammy Brits, you should know that The Darkness do […]

Tomorrow: Summer Kick-Off Party at Down and Out

Put on your banana hammock and apply your SPF liberally: Summer’s officially here!  And there’s no better way to celebrate (or mourn–if you’re a Debbie Downer) than to get your indie on at Down & Out.  Catch four LA artists/bands, including Johanna Chase, The Never Never, Peachy Keene and Lovers Drugs for nothing more than the lint in your pocket.  I’m DJ-ing […]

Because It’s Curtis Mayfield’s Birthday…

Curtis Mayfield was a socially-conscious pioneer of funk who spread messages of hope to the African-American community through his music.  Because of his prowess for composing impeccable soundtracks, he was tapped to write tracks for his lady-friends Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin, as well.  Unfortunately, he passed away too soon before he could contribute more […]

Listen Up: The National’s “The Rains of Castamere”

This hauntingly beautiful song from the HBO series Game of Thrones recounts the obliteration of the House Reyne by the leige lord’s son Tywan.

Donna Summer, You Will Be Missed

Because It’s Mother’s Day