Paul Simon‘s one-and-only Graceland is the defining album of my childhood. More than any other music, those 11 tracks transport me back to our rickety Volkswagen bus: the brothers “grab-assing” as we slowly traversed the arid Central Valley – Yosemite so close, yet so far for an incorrigible seven-year-old. From 1986 on, there was one […]
I find myself reluctant to post to PaisleyTunes because I am afraid that the music I want to write about won’t be new enough. Then I was reminded by my fellow contributors that it’s not about being the first to find the music, it’s about the music and sharing your perspective. So, here goes, no […]
As a number of blog readers will be traveling this weekend, I decided to post a bit of traveling music, not so much of a review as a recommendation. Amadou & Mariam create some great world-fusion music. Their upcoming release, Folila (due April 2nd), is no exception. Unfortunately, rather than utilizing their recent fame to […]
Soul Science is the kind of world album that most Bay Area ramblers seek out. With lead guitar, jazzy beats, and a foreign rhythmic language, it’s the kind of music that could be telling you subversive things, but the cops would never know. [itunes id=”271852657″].
Argument: Religion is the foundation of all music. Assessment: Who cares?! Some religious rock is like living in musical hell, while other religious pop is like sweet nectar to the nymphs upon mount Reallyhighus. Then again, sometimes religious music exists because there’s nothing else to talk about and it is good Lady-PR for the musicians, […]