Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Blues-Ridden Reign

Granted, there are moments when I wish lead singer Caleb Followill sounded a bit less like a tortured banshee, but overall I'm all over the Kings of Leon. This band has the most intricate, most fascinating rhythm section out there. Rock on, Tennessee!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Final Cadence

I'd hoped my next entry would not be an obit. Still, I must mark the passing of brilliant jazz drummer Max Roach. My strongest memory of him is how much he enjoyed playing with rhythm tap dancers at the old Village Gate in New York. RIP, Max.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Goodbye, old friend

RIP, dearest Tommy Makem. Your velvet voice was an endless source of wonder and comfort to me when I was growing up. I'll miss you always.