When dinosaurs roamed the earth…
An obscure Brian Wilson gem–impossibly brilliant, impossibly stupid, engraved in my 16-year old heart forever.
My favorite May-December clip. A man and a woman and the electricity between them. Ah, Brasil….
“Just tell your hoodlum friends outside you ain’t got time to take a ride.”
I got a Plan A, and I got a Plan B
And if it’s absolutely…
The sweetest music you’ll never hear.
Minimalism and “the only adequate musical response to the Holocaust.”
As our hearts weep with the innocent Ukrainian victims of Russian aggression…
“Thank you so very much for your wonderfully eloquent and engaging posts. They not only bring back so many memories of the music of my misspent youth,
but deepen my understanding and appreciation of the universal interconnections that music creates. It’s always a joy to read – so thank you for writing with such love.”
Linda (292: My 10 Life-Changing Albums)
“Jeff, this is such brilliant writing. It deserves a huge audience. I just love your sense of humor and we really need one now.”
Judy Labensohn (247: Perry Como, ‘Kol Nidre’)
“I stumbled on to your website and that cost me almost the whole rest of my weekend. Can’t say I have yet read all your posts,
but is has been a tremendous experience and often a trip down memory lane, to read your very well written and insightful comments. Many, many thanks.”
Jan dalhuisen (261: Kurt Elling/Sting, ‘Practical Arrangement’)
“You sound like someone who has an unhealthy relationship with both women and himself.”
Stephen Linhart (272: Vilray, ‘Do Friends Fall in Love?’ with Rachael Price)
“Your blog is in my RSS reader. When a new post comes out, I drop everything and come here and read and listen and think and sometimes shed a few tears.
Thank you for this. It’s magical. Worth the extraordinary effort you put into it.”
Seth Godin (163: Joni Mitchell, ‘For Free’)
“This post brought some tears of happiness to my pandemic-weary eyes this morning.”
“Thank you for your insight, Jeff !” —Bill Evans’ widow,
Laurie Verchomin (124: Bill Evans, ‘Nardis’)