December 5, 2018
This time of year — when late autumn begins giving way to the dawning chill of winter — often takes me back to the year 2001, a swirling vortex of electronic jazz and machine soul.
November 18, 2018
Now we venture beyond the cozy climes of Laurel Canyon and assorted outposts into the realm of the metaphysical, the music that lies at the fringes of canyon proper.
October 29, 2018
In there at the beginning with The Byrds, his bass was the steady anchor of the band, the propulsion behind Eight Miles High's liftoff into the stratosphere, Inner Space and beyond.
October 19, 2018
The Laurel Canyon scene was defined by a coterie of singer-songwriters to emerge from L.A. as the sixties turned to the seventies. This is a list of 25 records...
January 8, 2018
Picking up where the original Parallax 100 left off, this list represents the next hundred entries in my top 200 records of all time.
July 24, 2017
There's nothing quite like Woebot tearing it up with a two hour, twenty minute Indian Classical Mix1 to cool you out in the midst of a long, hot summer.
June 7, 2017
Folk have been declaring the death of the album for years now, but in truth it has always supported less volume than the 7" single (for instance).
October 31, 2016
Halloween. A day with a lot of memories through the years, but when it comes to music I think back to one in particular. It was about fifteen years ago.
October 25, 2016
The resistance started in folk and the blues, chronicling the ills of their day with a resolute spirit that vowed to one day reach the mountaintop.
September 8, 2016
If forced to choose my absolute favorite record produced by the late great Rudy Van Gelder, it would be Yusef Lateef's Eastern Sounds.