Don’t Drink The Water ~ A troubadour of the first order.

An Acoustic Evening With Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds At The MGM Grand

Matthews is a hell of a showman. I have a number of live versions of this song done fully-kitted out with a full complement of musicians. He and his band let it all hang out on stage and, as they say, the crowd goes wild. Which makes the essential power […]

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Letting go, moving on, going forward ~ Camel and Ice

Camel ~ I Can See Your House From Here

Camel’s lilting, melancholic and epic instrumental, Ice is among my favourite pieces of music. Discovered on a late-night college radio station in 1979 in Rochester, New York, it stands out on the album I Can See Your House From Here (despite the DJ’s touting of Remote Romance as, “Best on […]

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Fusion for the jazzily inclined :: Shakti, Brand-X, Return to Forever & Pat Metheny

Brand X ~ Moroccan Roll

OK. With not one but two false starts at identifying some jazz fusion music most folks can enjoy, here are a few examples from the genre I really hope you will like … maybe even love. Remember Shakti :: Lotus Feet One of my favourite pieces of music in any […]

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I Can See Your House From Here. It’s made of Ice, and there’s a Camel parked outside.

Camel ~ I Can See Your House From Here

I first heard this song on campus radio late one night in 1979 at Rochester Institute of Technology, where I was studying photography and living the Art House residence hall. In the next room — good buddy Steve “The Rockin’ Guru” Guy. It was my first year in school, my […]

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