Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis Shows How to Turn a Guitar into a Flamethrower

J Mascis You can tell a lot about a guitar player if he can’t do that convincingly. (Note: two-note string bend) It seems so easy, like… metal guys just shred it out and there’s no resistance. Matt Sweeney Resistance and struggle is part of the vibe for you? J Mascis and Matt Sweeney so clearly…

Steely Dan – Deacon Blues (Live at Pine Knob Theatre, 2000)

I’ll learn to work the saxophone I’ll play just what I feel Drink Scotch whisky all night long And die behind the wheel They got a name for the winners in the world I want a name when I lose They call Alabama the Crimson Tide Call me Deacon Blues Steely Dan Side Note: RIP…

The War On Drugs – An Ocean In Between The Waves (Live on KEXP)

Feel the way that the wild wind blows through the room Like a nail down through the heart That just don’t beat the same anymore That might as well be gone … And there’s a haze right between the trees And I can barely see you You’re like an ocean in between the waves The…

Music of the Day: Portable – Say It’s Going To Change

My head in my hand Must be the wrong station Separation just a ****** Disintegrating all relation Say, say it’s going to change soon Portable aka Bodycode Side Note: Alan Abrahams has been in motion his whole life – This first line from Portable aka Bodycode’s bio always intrigues me. The idea of motion is…

Music of the Day: Eric Clapton – I Shot The Sheriff (Live at Crossroads 2010)

Freedom came my way one day And I started out of town All of a sudden I see sheriff John Brown Aiming to shoot me down So I shot, I shot him down, I say I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy Eric Clapton Side Note: One thing I’ve always loved…

Music of the Day: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can’t Stop

Can’t stop the Gods from engineering Feel no need for any interfering Your image in the dictionary This life is more than ordinary Can I get 2 maybe even 3 of these Coming from a space To teach you of the pliedes Can’t stop the spirits when they need you This life is more than…

Music of the Day: The Police – The Bed’s Too Big Without You

Since that day when you’d gone Just had to carry on I get thru’ day but late at night Made love to my pillow but it didn’t feel right The Police Side Note: I don’t particularly identify with the lyrics now, but that groove and musicianship is real. When they start jamming, the trio of…