I love the night links, I got to boogie, on the disco round, oh yeah:
Malchus the Geat writes a beautifully heartfelt ode to “The Rainbow Connection.” More like this, please.
The gang at Idolator gets triple jiggy, intellectual-property style, with posts about why the RIAA thinks CDs are underpriced, why the guy who invented the Electric Slide is a litigous weirdo, and how Steve Jobs is playing Reagan to the major labels’ Soviet Union.
Bruce at Some Velvet Blog alerts us to some new, NOLA-inspired Michelle Shocked.
:And here’s what I’m reviewing this week at Bullz-Eye:
Norah Jones’ Not Too Late:
(“If you’ve heard the first single, “Thinkin’ about You,” it’s as likely as not that you’ve wondered why Blue Note chose such a drowsy, hook-deficient thing to lead the charge at radio; the simple answer is that it might be the most radio-friendly song on the album.”)
John Hammond’s Push Comes to Shove:
(“Push Comes to Shove is a belching, roaring beast of a blues record, all fat drums, distorted guitars, and howling, dusty vocals; it’s a thoroughly worthy addition to Hammond’s catalog, and a full-blooded continuation of his recent hot streak.”)
The Holmes Brothers’ State of Grace:
(“When the trio, joined by members of Ollabelle, sings, And who keeps on loving you / When you’ve been lying / Saying things ain’t what they seem / God does / But I don’t / God will / But I won’t / And that’s the difference between God and me, you may need to resist the urge to tithe.”)
Ronnie Lane’s Just for a Moment:
(“This is an era in which every Tom’s Harry Dick gets an Essential collection, and yet Lane’s solo albums remain import-only titles on these shores, and it fell to his estate to assemble and release Just for a Moment.”)