Posts filed under “Music”

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.


New [Deluxe Edition] (Amazon)




Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Sting’s 60th Birthday Party

Sting’s 60th birthday party Beacon Theatre, New York October 1, 2011 Sting and Robert Downey Jr – Driven to Tears ~~~ Sting feat Lady Gaga – King of pain ~~~ Sting and Rufus Wainwright – Wrapped around your finger Guitar: Dominic Miller Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta Double Bass: Christian McBride Keyboards: David Sancious Keyboards: Rob Mathes…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

John Mayer at Jones Beach Theater (August 28, 2013)

Queen of California


Paper Doll
red solo


I took the missus to see John Mayer at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY, USA last week.

Song List

Queen of California
Paper Doll
Something Like Olivia
Dear Marie
Half of My Heart
Waiting on the Day
Who Says
Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad (Henry Whitter cover)
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
In Your Atmosphere
Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover)
I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You)
Call Me the Breeze (J.J. Cale cover)
If I Ever Get Around to Living
Age of Worry
Born and Raised
I Will Be Found (Lost at Sea)

Waiting on the World to Change

via Setlist


More photos after jump

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Category: 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

SoundScan Is Killing the Music Business

Every week the antiquated record industry trumpets its sales figures and the even more ancient media industry repeats them. And to say they’re unimpressive is to say you took the family goat to prom. Let’s look at Imagine Dragons. They’re a top ten act selling 25,000 records a week. 25k a week? That’s positively anemic…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank

Legends: Famous Guitars

Famous Guitars: This is a personal project, just for fun. These images and sounds have been randomly selected via Internet search to improve my style and to learn to appreciate other people’s taste. The selection of these images is an informative example of things that I like.   Published on Jul 24, 2013   A…Read More

Category: 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

Blurred lines (Duke Cover)

My favorite cover of this:

3 Mics
1 Guitar

We love being in a sweaty shed together so much we did it again…

As an after thought we rustled up another cover for you all…
So here it is. Our live, beatbox, acoustic version of:


original version after the jump

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Category: Music, Weekend

Totally Infectious

This is what is getting me moving tonight: Return of Real Hip Hop

Category: Music, Weekend

Rappers Be Lying ‘Bout Their Do-Re-Mi

This is hilarious:   Jay-Z Is Right: Most Rappers Are Lying About Their Money Click for interactive experience Source: Businessweek

Category: Digital Media, Music, Weekend