Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #485: Loretta Lynn – All Time Greatest Hits (2002)

In which one of country’s underappreciated singers gets some love from Rolling Stone, Jack White, and me. Jack White, my generation’s musical North Star, has introduced me (and countless others) to Loretta Lynn by championing her throughout his career.  First, his cover (with The White Stripes) of her “Rated X” was spot on and of … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #485: Loretta Lynn – All Time Greatest Hits (2002)

Classic Releases: September 2019 edition (The Avett Brothers, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails)

And now for a stroll down memory lane... The sound of decades past. Notable September 2009 releases: The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You Not everyone agrees that this is Seth and Scott’s finest effort, but those who disagree are wrong.  It really doesn’t get better than this, and starts with the title … Continue reading Classic Releases: September 2019 edition (The Avett Brothers, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails)

Boise & Treasure Valley Fall (Autumn?) 2019 Concert Preview

As summer winds down and the sunset keeps getting earlier and earlier (uggh), the music scene gives us plenty to look forward to.  Here are a few shows I have highlighted to catch in the next few months – hope to see you there! September 18th – Modest Mouse – Outlaw Field (Botanical Gardens) Isaac … Continue reading Boise & Treasure Valley Fall (Autumn?) 2019 Concert Preview

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #486: Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (1971)

This is vintage soul with magnificent electric guitar solos – yes please. The opening “Maggot Brain” has a 30-second spoken word intro that dissolves into some mellow arpeggio guitar that continues to loop under what becomes some out of this world, Hendriz-esque guitar noodling from Eddie Hazel.  This is the sound of a guitar not … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #486: Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (1971)