Posts filed under “Friday Night Jazz”

Paul McCartney is Awesome. EOM

newPaul McCartney has a new album of all-new material coming out this Tuesday titled ‘New‘, which is also the name of the lead single, which I’ve just started to hear on some local stations today.

To promote the record, Paul’s been making the traditional media rounds and some non-traditional stops as well.

Yesterday Paul and his band showed up at a school for performing arts in New York City and gave the 400 students the shock of their lives when he was announced at the end of an assembly. He and the band went through 13 songs and the kids, most of whom were born at the turn of the millennium, knew all the words.

Today he took over Times Square today, in the rain, and freaked out the whole city when the band began to play.

The tragedy of the Beatles was they had gotten too famous to tour and after a final run-through of America in 1966, they became a studio-only band until their 1970 break-up. It was an ironic tragedy in that prior to fame and fortune, they were one of the most road-worn, polished and dauntless outfits in the history of rock and roll, they’d played hundreds of shows a year, many of them five-hour marathons stretching well into the early morning.

In the years since, Paul’s toured around the world, both with Wings and as a solo artist. You could always see the joy of performing written all over his face.

Here’s my quick breakdown of the new single, New: The drums, tambourine and tempo are essentially ripped straight from Magical Mystery Tour’s I Am The WalrusThe baseline, piano and vocals are not self-referential or Beatles-esque in any way – this is because they sound precisely like John Lennon’s late-career hit Instant Karma (give them both a listen, you will see).

Anyway, I’m into it, it’s a cool song…

Paul is 71.

The Beatle’s first album came out in 1963, fifty years ago.

He is amazing.

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Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Song of the Summer: Blurred Lines’ Best Covers

Duke – Blurred lines COVER Jimmy Fallon, Robin Thicke & The Roots Sing “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (Taryn Southern, Julia Price, Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo in “Blurred Lines” (feat. Robin Thicke Queens Of The Stone Age – Blurred Lines (Live Lounge) Vampire Weekend Robin Thicke Blurred Lines BBC Radio 1 Live Lo…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Friday Night Music IP Litigation: Robin Thicke vs Marvin Gaye

The argument that the beat and falsetto are property of the Marvin Gaye estate strikes me as a stretch. These songs have a similarities, but its a gonna be tough for the Gaye Estate to prove infringement.   Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up   Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Intellectual Property, Music

Kat Edmonson Covers ‘Just Like Heaven’

Kat Edmonson ‘Just Like Heaven’ from her 2009 album ‘Take To The Sky’       Previously: Just Like Heaven (August 13th, 2010) (A lovely cover of The Cure’s Just Like Heaven from Katie Melua)  

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Fleetwood Mac, Jones Beach Theater

Last weekend, on a gorgeous evening, I took the missus to see Fleetwood Mac at Jones Beach Theater.

They were never my kinda band, although I will admit to liking the album Fleetwood Mac. Their breakout hit, Rumors, was too commercial for me, lacking much of an edge. (Bill Clinton adopted Don’t Stop (thinking about tomorrow) as his campaign theme song)

The years have treated the songs surprisingly well — they more or less hold up. My guess is because of what an interesting and brilliant guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is. (I had no idea prior). Stevie Nicks has a huge fan base who adore her, but I found her sincere but a bit ditzy, and she seemingly messed up the lyrics to Rhiannon.

They are doing a national tour, and I assume they are going to get tighter as the shows go on. If you are a fan, you are encouraged to go. Everyone else can skip it.

 

Photos after the jump

 

 

Fleetwood Mac, Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
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Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Friday Night Mash Up: I Heart Bowie

  DJ Supercrunk spent the last few months working on a David Bowie-inspired mash-up tribute album entitled I HEART BOWIE. You can download the album for free at IHEARTBOWIEPROJECT.COM. He sampled David Bowie’s music and remixed it with hip-hop heavyweights. As a long-time Bowie fan and a hip-hop DJ, he considers this piece of work…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music

Daft Punk: Covers of Get Lucky, Game of Love

Last week, we published Bob Lefsetz’ discussion of The Daft Punk Album. Tonite, a couple of outstanding covers of a few songs on the album: —————————————-­——————————- San Cisco put a different spin on Daft Punk’s huge tune ‘Get Lucky’ with some very unique percussion (read: bongos). Like A Version is a segment on Australian radio…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music

Best New TV Show of 2013: Maron

  I do a decent amount of flying for work. One of the things that passes the time on flights has been Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast. When I have 45 minutes to kill — too short for a movie but when I am too beat to read a book — its the perfect slice of…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Humor, Television

Friday Night Jazz R&B: Miguel Adorn

Take 3 parts Prince, 1 part In Living Color, add a dash of James Brown — and what you get is Miguel. He may be that rare young artist who comes along once a decade with chops, vision, and creative conviction that gives you a glimpse of his entire career over 40 years as soon…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music

Friday Night Jazz R&B: Miguel Adorn

Take 3 parts Prince, 1 part In Living Color, add a dash of James Brown — and what you get is Miguel. He may be that rare young artist who comes along once a decade with chops, vision, and creative conviction that gives you a glimpse of his entire career over 40 years as soon…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music