Worn to the Bones

For a couple of years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music with one another. We’re supposed to review/rate whatever’s shared with us, but that doesn’t always happen.

Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon (2015)

I don’t know much about them other than they are from Australia and claim they make soul music from the future, but the album art seems weird and awesome. Continue reading


You Ask and They Don’t Know

And now for something a little different.

Last week, my friend Jer posted this to his Facebook timeline:

Sharing music is fun. If you “like” this post, I’ll assign you a letter of the alphabet which you will use to pick an artist to post on your timeline along with this text.

Because [one of Jer’s friends who I don’t know and I’ve elected to keep anonymous] gave me the letter ‘E’ enjoy some classic Eric Johnson.

And then he posted a YouTube video of Eric Johnson’s Cliffs of Dover. I’d offer up a review of that song, but I already did that whole album not that long ago.

I’m always on the hunt for music to listen to, so of course I liked his post. He gave me the letter “L” and I posted a live medley from Leo Kottke:


But only because I couldn’t decide which Lynyrd Skynyrd song to share. In turn, two people liked my post. To one of the best drummers (especially jazz) I’ve ever played with I gave the letter “O.” As of this publishing he has yet to post an artist. And to my wife I gave the letter “A.” And she shared David Archuleta.


Which I would have filed under “D,” although I understand where she’s coming from. Whatever, not a big deal.

Even though there are five other people playing this weekly round robin music sharing game I usually post, I still find myself with a dearth of more or less new music to listen to throughout my days at work. So even though I’m starting to get a little sick of Christmas music (I prefer to spread mine out throughout the year), I decided to listen to (and review) the whole performance. Continue reading