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“ALL THE WEBBS IN SPRINGSTEEN’S EYES, OR THE AMERICAN PASTORAL OF ‘WESTERN STARS,'” PART 2″

JIMMY WEBB’S MASTERPIECES WERE SO VERY OFTEN REALIZED BY AN ARMADA OF L.A. studio musicians who became known as “The Wrecking Crew.” Numbering anywhere from sixteen to two dozen on a recording session, these men…

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“ALL THE WEBBS IN SPRINGSTEEN’S EYES, OR THE AMERICAN PASTORAL OF ‘WESTERN STARS'”, PART 1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Simon “OH, IT’S JUST HIS VERSION OF PAINTED FROM MEMORY…!” OH, IT’S JUST HIS VERSION OF PAINTED FROM MEMORY, I THOUGHT(MAYBE DISMISSIVELY) and proceeded to ignore it. A couple of decades ago another essential Seventies…

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“SOMETHING ABOUT THE BABY”: THE MANDALORIAN, EPISODES 1 & 2

CONFESSIONS OF A VERY CASUAL STAR WARS FAN I refuse to learn the lingo. I can’t keep track of the timelines. Even after consulting fan websites my mind refuses to tether the information from page…

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“LONG MAY HE RUN”: NEIL YOUNG IN 7 ALBUMS AND 7 SONGS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son_Volt   OPENING RIFF Happy 74th birthday to Shakey! Any Mt. Rushmore of Rock and Roll which doesn’t have Neil Young carved on the side is worthless. He’s an institution. He belongs in an institution(heh…

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NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE-COLORADO: TRACK BY TRACK

INTRO JONI MITCHELL ONCE SANG “WE HAVE TO get ourselves back to the garden.” Since the early 1970s her Canadian compatriot Neil Young will say to himself: “I have to get back to the garage.”…

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“SLOW TROLL COMING, PART 2”: KANYE WEST, “JESUS IS KING” (THE ALBUM)

THREE TAKEAWAYS AND A BONUS CITATION CONCERNING JESUS IS KING” Hopefully I can avoid the unpardonable sin of blasphemy, but there’s a reason I’ve chosen only three topics. I. THE FATHER The Gospel-Blues is the…

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“SLOW TROLL COMING, PART 1(THE PREAMBLE): KANYE WEST, JESUS IS KING”

DEARLY BELOVED, ALLOW ME TO TROLL YOU The opening phrase is Biblical. i.e., it refers to the Holy Bible, especially the New Testament. It was a greeting the first Christians used to one another, especially…

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