Archive for the ‘Musical Interlude’ Category

My new favorite Xmas song, and an interview with the composer!

December 21st, 2015

There’s old holiday musical favorites and then there’s new ones. Among the latter, I love this song The Meaning (Peace and Love) by composer and singer (and old personal friend) Sue Maskaleris. Sue’s among the greatest jazz/funk/Brazilian bandleaders you’ve never heard of. She writes these complex harmonic poems in weird time signatures that are interesting… Read more

Guys, Dolls, and Sinatra

December 10th, 2015

Lots of tributes to Frank Sinatra showing up as he was born 100 years ago this week. But this calls for music, not words, or more precisely, music with words. Now, I’m happy to argue with all y’all about the GSE’s, the Phillips Curve, the optimal level for the minimum wage, and fiscal policy, all… Read more

A bit more on the Fed and Friday interlude

December 4th, 2015

End of the day, which it is btw, maybe the Fed’s just got the seven-year itch. Over at WaPo. I heard this old jam on the radio the other day and haven’t been able to get it out of my head since. Pops Staples is so damn soulful, but then when Mavis takes the mike… Read more

Friday Musical Interlude

September 18th, 2015

After a busy, eventful week, you’re going to want to chill to this great Muddy Waters jam, All Aboard, featuring both a regular blues harp play and a “chromonica” which is a harmonica after inflation, or something. Anyway, you don’t hear a lot of blues tunes with that combination, and it works great here. If this… Read more