June 21, 2019
An honest assessment of my absolute favorite records and artists from the U.K. that managed to crack the code and storm the shores of mainstream America.
November 25, 2018
Knee deep in the canyon, we pick up where we left off with the Autumn 2018 episode of Radio AG. Strap yourselves in for an excursion into L.A.'s desert origins.
November 21, 2018
Consider this an ornate and baroquely executed exclamation point to the whole canyon affair, a Coda in the true Led Zeppelin sense of the word, illustrating the sacred geometry of this sprawling landscape and driving the point home.
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.
November 13, 2018
I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that one can feel this while music going about town, the charge still emanates from the city's canyons and the palms.
October 31, 2018
On Four Sail, Love strike a perfect balance between spontaneous jamming and mapped-out arrangement, never getting bogged down in interminable solos even as they remain thoroughly unpredictable throughout.
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.
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).
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.