By Brian Arsenault The most surrealistic experience imaginable was available to all on the evening three weeks before Christmas Eve. You simply had to switch back between your local NBC affiliate and CNN from about 8 p.m. on. There was Mariah Carey, she of mixed racial heritage, singing “All I Want for Christmas is You”… Read More Brian Arsenault Takes on Christmas
The Perpetuum Jazzile Choir from Slovenia is a superb ensemble of young singers whose repertoire reaches from jazz, pop and Swing to bossa nova, funk and gospel. They’ve toured Europe, Canada and the U.S., performing the music of Jobim, the Beatles, Van Halen, Lady Gaga and beyond, usually done in rich a cappella harmonies and… Read More Video of the Day: The Perpetuum Jazzile Choir Sings “Wave”
By Devon Wendell Recently I had the opportunity to have another exclusive interview with my former boss, mentor, and obsessed music lover Donald Fagen. (To read my first Fagen Q & A for iRoM, published in April of 2009, click HERE.) This time, we discussed his new solo album, Sunken Condos (Reprise Records) – released… Read More Q & A: Donald Fagen’s new album, “Sunken Condos”
By Devon Wendell Growing up as an aspiring musician, besides practicing the guitar, bass and harmonica obsessively like a geek, I also read a lot of books, articles, reviews, and interviews on all kinds of music. In doing so I found myself most aggravated by the writing in the “major” music publications like Rolling Stone, Spin, etc. There were… Read More Humor: The Top Ten Words And Phrases Over Used By Rock/Pop Journalists.
. . “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” – Lady Gaga . To read more Quotations of the Week, click HERE.
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Sept. 29. (Wed.) Strunz & Farah. The dynamic guitar duo display their fast-fingered magic. Click HERE to read an iRoM review of a recent S&F appearance. Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. (310) 474-9400. – Sept. 29 – Aug. 3 (Wed. – Sun.) McCoy Tyner Quartet. The ever-exploratory Tyner, leads a group… Read More Picks of the Week: Sept. 28 – Oct. 3
By Fernando Gonzalez The recently released Recording Industry in Numbers 2010, the report by the International Federation of Phonographic Industry, the London-based organization that represents record companies, offers a snapshot of the changing state of the business. Predictably, overall sales numbers declined (at 7% globally) — and the industry sees piracy as the most important… Read More OpEd Commentary: The Numbers in the Music