Coffee and Ryan Adams

Coffee and Ryan Adams on a beautiful, quiet Sunday morning in August. Perfection.

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10 Songs on a Summer Friday Afternoon

10 Songs. For your enjoyment. On a Summer Friday afternoon. Or any time you like for that matter.

Let there be songs to fill the air…

There will always be the songs.

TBT Grateful Dead Style!

The July 4 weekend 2015 is a perfect occasion for a #TBT of the Grateful Dead performing US Blues in 1978 at the Capitol Theatre. Enjoy!

10 Songs – 6/9/15

10 Songs. No particular theme or vibe. Or is there? It’s been awhile since I made a 10 songs playlist, so here you go, 10 songs that have been soothing this restless ear lately. Enjoy!

Um Chagga Lagga – Fun New Music from The Pixies

As the description that accompanies the video below explains, “The Pixies stopped by the Rolling Stone office to play two songs, including a brand-new, yet-to-be-recorded number titled ‘Um Chagga Lagga.'”

And boy is it fun. Enjoy!

They also performed “Planet of Sound” while at Rolling Stone, and apparently, they have about a dozen songs they’re getting ready to record for a new record. So we have that to look forward to… which is nice.

You can read the Rolling Stone interview with The Pixies, here: “See Pixies Play ‘Planet of Sound,’ New Song ‘Um Chagga Lagga'”

Music on the TV – A few Highlights from the week of 4/27

If you like music. If you like live music. And if you like watching live music on the TV then the last few weeks have been good ones for you. Here’s a few  highlights, from the week of  4/27/15, starting with, perhaps my favorite TV performance…

Manic Street Preachers made their US network debut (finally) with this terrific performance of, “A Design for Life,” on The Late Late Show with James Corden:

Next up, Blur played on The Tonight Show with Jammy Fallon, including this acoustic, backstage performance of, “Tender.”

Future Islands played The Late Show with David Letterman, offering heartfelt shout out to Baltimore and their latest single, “The Chase.” Clearly Dave loves these guys, well, can you blame him?

Another favorite from Letterman was this performance of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” by Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Mark O’Connor, Amos Leea and Steve Martin on the banjo. Of course, anything with Emmylou will be a favorite of mine!

Modest Mouse, always captivating on-stage, played the outdoor stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing, among others from their latest album,  “The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box”