“Who” – Cinéma vérité music video featuring David Byrne & St. Vincent



I love when jigsaw puzzles come together. Love This Giant, the artistic collaboration of David Byrne and St. Vincent reveals its visual identity with the music video of the song, “Who”.


I was informed in an e-mail today that my Love This Giant pre-order will ship this Friday, September 7th. Cool beans. 😉

NPR is streaming a first listen of Love This Giant here. 

David Byrne Tickets

The David Byrne & St, Vincent concert is three weeks away from tonight at The Beacon Theatre, our anticipation continues to build for this event.



CSN 2012

Crosby, Stills and Nash are incorporating multimedia more by filming their live concerts. Last month they released, CSN 2012 on DVD/CD and Blu-Ray/CD. I’m thinking the positive results Crosby-Nash achieved with their Crosby-Nash: In Concert (which we saw filmed) prompted CSN to release more concert video packaging.

I have seen various permeation’s of the band, hybrid and solo over the years,  Crosby, Stills and Nash, Crosby-Nash, Stephen Stills, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Neil Young (with Crazy Horse). Each was an exciting and warm experience. I just love how soothing their harmonies are.

I float back in time to 1969 when the folk rock supergroup first appeared. Their classic first album has never been bettered

I’m thankful for a recorded concert of Crosby, Stills and Nash from their 2012 tour. When I want to hear and see them live again they are as close as my video entertainment system. 🙂

Kansas – Milford Oyster Festival, August 18, 2012

The Milford Oyster Festival main stage artist this year at the event is Kansas, the heartland rock band of the late 70’s.

A common question asked about aged bands is who is still in the band from the original group. It just so happens that three of the original Kansas band members still perform together. They are Phil Eheart (drums), Steve Walsh (keyboards and lead vocals), and Rich Williams (guitar).

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I sold a lot of their vinyl when I ran the record department at Caldor in 1978 and 1979, especially their double live LP,  Two for the Show. It will be nice to have them in the neighborhood on Saturday afternoon 🙂

Litchfield Jazz Festival, Goshen, Ct.


Today we are attending the Litchfield Jazz Festival in Goshen, Ct. Hoping it doesn’t rain too much today. We will be seated under the tent. This is our first time going to this event.

2012 Festival Line-Up

There will be many new jazz artists for us to listen to and learn more from today. I love having my music consciousness expanded with new music inputs.

The artist I am most excited to seei and hear  is Ambrose Akinmusire,  #1 New Artist in the JazzTimes Reader’s Poll. I am enamored with his début CD on Blue Note Records When the Heart Emerges Glistening.

Saturday August 11 Line Up

Helen Sung Trio – 12:00 pm

Helen Sung Trio

Sojourner Truth Project with Avery Sharpe – 1:45 pm

Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet – 3:30 pm

Salute to George Coleman with Gary Smulyan and Eric Alexander – 5:15 pm

Benny Green Quartet – 7:00 pm

Dirty Dozen Brass Band – 8:45 pm

Dirty Dozen Brass Band


The Zombies – Mohegan Sun Wolf Den

Wolf Den at Mohegan SunWe are looking forward to seeing The Zombies tonight at the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den.

Here they are performing “Time of the Season” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

It just so happens today, August 7th is the release date of their new CD/DVD, Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios. Please enjoy this well written review of their live concert product here.

I hope to buy a copy tonight at the show and get it signed for my collection 😉

Rosanne Cash Headlines Final Evening of Festival

The International Festival of Arts and Ideas closes out tomorrow night on the New Haven Green with a headliner concert from Rosanne Cash and her band. Its been a fantastic festival this year.

Rosanne Cash will highlight music from her recording, The ListThe List is a deeply personal album: a peaen to her father, Johnny Cash. The selections and the album’s title derive from the list of 100 Essential Country Songs that her father had compiled for her and instructed her to learn when she joined his road show after high school graduation.

The American songwriter says The List is “imbued with tremendous life force.”

It bodes being a wonderful evening under the stars in New Haven with one our nation’s gifted singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash. 🙂

Darling Be Home Soon Video – Tedeschi Trucks Band

We attended the Tedeschi Trucks Band concert at The Klein in Bridgeport, Ct. on October 29, 2011. It was an intimate, magical evening as this video dynamically captures 😉 TTB performs a tender recreation of Darling Be Home Soon by The Lovin’ Spoonful.

Jeff Lorber Fusion at Studio 8

Imagine my joy to learn that I have a premier music performance space right around the corner from my house. Its called Studio 8 and its at 215 Pepe’s Farm Road in Milford, Ct. A friend of mine from my Digital Equipment Corporation days (1983-1992) Kat Sarracco and her brother, Frank own and manage this private party lounge. They have a music production and Web design company, Neko Productions.neko logo

This afternoon my wife and I get to witness the The Jeff Lorber Fusion at Studio 8. Cool.

It’s been 33 years since we last saw Jeff Lorber Fusion play live. We caught them at the early show in 1979 at The Bitter End in the Village. The album they were featuring in those days was Water Sign (their 3rd album). I had discovered them first on their second album, Soft Space in 1978. I later purchased Wizard Album, their next recording in 1980 and then lost touch with them. It will be nice to get reacquainted with Jeff Lorber Fusion and Kat Sarraco later today. 🙂

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