Category Archives: Music

Jellyfish – Sebrina, Paste, and Plato (1993)

From Jellyfish’s 1993 album Spilt Milk, songwriters Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. and Andy Sturmer channel their inner Brian Wilson & Beatles through XTC compression, punctuated by Brian May guitar punches, with surreal lyrics out of Alice in Wonderland: Far behind … Continue reading

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Genesis – Lillywhite Lilith (1974)

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Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars

David Kynaston has a very good review of what sounds to be a very good book: Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars by David Hepworth. A key passage from the Hepworth book: “The age of the … Continue reading

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Open Mind – Magic Potion (1969)

This cool one-off by Open Mind called “Magic Potion” features a great video mashup, the best ‘60s psychedelic, pop culture collage I’ve yet seen! And dig the guitar solo that starts at 1:45!

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Nazz – Open My Eyes (1968)

Here’s a wonderful psych gem, with some wonderful playing, by a band fronted by a young Todd Rundgren. From the opening box-chords to the awesome flanging of the mix that starts at 0:57, this song rocks.

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Happy Birthday, Paul!

Macca turned 75 yesterday.

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Still Life – October Witches (1971)

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Paul McCartney – Cosmically Conscious (1968; 1993)

“Cosmically Conscious”, which was released on Macca’s 1993 album Off the Ground: The Complete Works, was originally written in 1968 during The Beatles’ pilgrimage to India. (One can only imagine what other gems the boys may have knocked out during … Continue reading

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Harpers Bizarre – Witchi Tai To (1969)

This beautiful cover of a song written by Jim Pepper (based on a peyote song he’d learned from his grandfather) soars emotionally, through its tight production that lifts as the song progresses. The song starts with the bass line prominent … Continue reading

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My Top 50 Favorite Musical Artists

I fill my iPod with only songs I’ve listened to and like. As such, I have over 1,000 artists in that iPod. In terms of the total number of songs (by artist), here is a top 50 list of what can … Continue reading

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