Monday, August 31, 2020
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Working on a new Top 10, Top 40... "Cover Me I'm Going for Milk" by John Powhida with Willie Loco Alexander
"Melania" by John Powhida has the voice of Melania sounding like Yoko Ono saying "The greatest privilege on planet earth." Haven't figured out if this is anti-Trump or pro-Donald, but the music is fascinating and reminds me of when Willie Loco Alexander wrote "Blues for Vanessa" when she was the hot name in the 1980s.
John Powhida on Bandcamp
"Cover Me I'm Going for Milk" does have el Loco on electric piano solo and fills along with Peter Moore on synth strings. It too has political implications ...interesting Video shot and edited by Amanda Nichols with animation and special effects by Amanda Nichols ... very cool with waves of dreamy, mellow moody instrumentation.
From the full length "Airport Life" J-Po: vocals, electric piano and bass guitar Willie Alexander: electric piano solo and fills Peter Moore: synth strings George Hall- guitar Tony Goddess: ace tone rhythm ace Mixed by Derek Demulling at Mixtree Audio Produced by John Powhida Engineered by Tony Goddess and Jen Morrison at Bang A Song, Gloucester, MA
Sweet Sorrow CD from Stars Above Stars Above emerged from West Lynn, Massachusetts with a powerful sound, tight groove and smart, concise songs that stick in your head. Take “Sweet, Sweet Sorrow.” The pounding quick rhythms alongside spitfire vocals “Stumble through today…no such thing as sweet, sweet sorrow” propel this frantic post-Nirvana slice of regret over a romantic break-up. The music reflects the desperation with the trio in unison displaying relentless angst. “Some February Day” has melodic guitar reflecting the throbbing basslines, the same tempo as “Sweet Sweet Sorrow” talking about a love affair from two years ago, and the fateful consequence. “Used To Be” could be a militant British punk band from the late 1970s with more clarity in the mix, probably due to Lemonheads engineer/producer Tom Hamilton. Very good stuff. review by Joe Viglione
Friday, August 28, 2020
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Friday, August 21, 2020
Title: Under the Whispering Tree
Artist: Rob Benson
A CD review from Joe Viglione
Have you ever been to an A & R person’s office at a major record label? Often they would – and from years of experience I can generalize here- put the tape or CD on and listen for the first twenty seconds, if you’re that lucky. They want a song that grabs them from the intro and might (most often they do!) skip to the next track …and the next…and your lifetime of work gets a few minutes assessment. Like Decca showing the Beatles the door, or Bobby Hebb pushing the monster hit “Sunny” to publisher after publisher before landing his deal. It’s so common in the music industry, just ask Tom Scholz and the band Boston.
Opening track “Lay Your Money Down” has that aura that pulls you in immediately. It’s pop music with a trance-like keyboard and drum alongside guitar that punctuates songwriter/singer Rob Benson’s intriguing storytelling.
Track 6, “Amsterdam,” also has an irresistible tempo, and superb radio-friendly mix. It is one of my favorites of many on this album.
Need You” is not the famous song by America, but does display the talents of
drummer Chris Marshak. All the musicians
on this disc are world class and with Peter Calo’s sublime production and
guiding hand Under the Whispering Tree is a compelling album with much to
“I’ll Take Care of You” could be James Taylor gone country while “Glory and Levi” features the distinctive saxophone of Aaron Heick . It’s a throwback to ballads of the mid 1960’s with a contemporary feel featuring the smooth and sincere vocals of Benson encapsuled in Peter Calo’s lush production.
“My Angel Lady” is equally delicate and in stark contrast to the uptempo and pure country “Outlaws Want Money.” The times on these musical vignettes span from two and a half minutes to just under five, again precise and ready for radio with the content that delivers.
“Someone Right For Me” sounds like Alex Taylor, Kate Taylor, Liv Taylor AND James Taylor were sitting around helping Robby sketch this shortest song (2:29) out, and a cover from one of the premiere folk family of music of this would be probably considered an original by their respective fan base. Robby brings that early 1970s glory days of folk into 2020 without skipping a beat.
The title track, “Under the Whispering Tree” is the epic – longest production at 4:56 and it introduces itself like one of those Neil Young classics that brings us on a journey that begs you to hit “repeat.” This is my first introduction to Rob Benson’s music and with Calo on guitar, piano, vocals and mandolin, Johnny Dinklage on violin and the aforementioned Marshak and Heick on drums and saxophone respectively these cats effortlessly create a landscape for Benson's voice and narratives. Choosing a single would be difficult with so much great and diverse material to pick from, but I would say “Amsterdam,” “Lay Your Money Down,” “Glory and Levi,” or even the main song, “Under the Whispering Tree.” Many genres are touched upon and all nine tracks work in their own way, perhaps for different formats.
· Lay Your Money Down 3:45
I Need You 3:17
I'll Take Care of You 4:36
Glory and Levi 3:41
My Angel Lady
Rob Benson 2:36
Outlaws Want Money 3:53
Someone Right for Me 2:29
Under the Whispering Tree 4:56
Produced by Peter Calo, featuring the talents or Peter, Aaron Heick, Jonny Dinklage and Chris Marshak.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
irst that sneaky bass line, and the odd, distant howl. Then Kim Deal all quiet and breathy and winking, “And this I know, his teeth as white as snow, what a gas it was to see him. . . .”
Now come the drums and the pregnant hum of a guitar on the verge. And suddenly we are loud. We are very, very loud: “Gigantic! Gigantic! Gigantic! A big, big love!”
Friday, August 14, 2020
Rare Kirkland Cafe Photos Uncovered! This Morning 8-14-2020 Macey and Gilligan, Paul Hultman Live @ Club Bohemia at the Kirkland!
294,671 all-time page views as of 6:20 am August 15, 2020
Rare Club Bohemia @ Kirkland Photos FOUND!
All photographs by Joe Viglione
Steve Gilligan and Jon Macey circa 2006 Club Bohemia at the Kirkland
Paul Hultman onstage
Paul at WNSH Barn in South Hamilton, MA being interviewed on Doug Mascott's Trax of the Town
Paul Hultman CD Release party?
May 1, 2006 possibly when photos were developed
Doug Mascott and Kid Faduzula DJ....see Paul Hultman image left of Doug
SIX PHOTOS FROM WNSH AM 1570 in South Hamilton MA at the barn of the owner,
Keating Wilcox. Kid Faduzula and Doug Mascott
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Bobby Hebb performing "Sunny" the Candlestick Park final day of the Beatles tour on Where The Action Is television
August 29, 1966
The tour started on August 12
Concluded on August 29
Bobby Hebb and The Beatles!
What a show!
Chicago Concert Ticket on eBay
Monday, August 10, 2020
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