Marshall Allen turned 98 years old this month people. 98 years old. I watched him perform yesterday – on a hot and dry summer day – a real mountain classic of a day – sun and sun – and very few clouds. He led the Sun Ra Arkestra – a band 13 strong – hornsContinue reading “Marshall Allen is 98.”
A travel essay by Mr. Blotto West
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from the archives, never before released instrumental genius from the Gold Sounds quartet…
oh Yes – this is what you want…
the story – in short form
The year. In review.
the hippies were here first, or most prominently @ least. They say the spirit now is angst, as extreme wealth and similarly extreme poverty sit uneasily on the same bench. Who’s to say what may come next, but the city is pulsing – big swaths of empty spaces rising up periodically. Good coffee. Always goodContinue reading “San Francisco Nites (and Days)”
Live albums are always a dicey proposition. The allure of a concert is that the experience can’t be reproduced. Otherwise why be inconvenienced by travel and interaction with a host of unpleasantness? However, there are a number of live albums which so successfully capture musicians in rare moments of supreme creativity that they are indispensable.Continue reading “Got live if you want it”
To quote the late, great Tom Petty -or was it Bob Dylan-the saturation in modern society can “jam” you. Money: jam. Family : jam. Friends: jam. Internet: jam. When it all gets too much, one thing which works for us is a good spin of (self promotion alert) The Co-Op. We created this album toContinue reading “Let me up”
By now anyone paying even the remotest attention here and elsewhere in the Brown Brothers universe knows our predilection for physical over virtual media. Here’s another entry in that swimming-upstream effort. Back in 2008 Elvis Costello released a solid-if-unspectacular album called Momofuku. One gorgeous highlight is the song Flutter and Wow, one of his mostContinue reading “Try to make the magic last”
Some want to be a king or a queen, some wish for fortune and fame. but to be truly, truly, truly loved is more than all of these things https://g.co/kgs/Gi9KR9