A special thanks to my NLC colleague Scott for picking this up for me on black Friday’s Record Store Day. (#325 of 5000 copies)
“Weird Al” Yankovic visited Google LA to talk about his career and new album “Mandatory Fun.” This talk took place on July 18, 2014. You can find Weird Al’s YouTube page at: www.youtube.com/alyankovic
“Several decades ago, Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter were walkin’ down the road and they noticed someone at the corner getting ready to cross the street. When all of a sudden the person stumbled. Miles looked at Wayne and said: “Play that.”
The Distortion of Sound is a documentary about the decline of sound quality and how technology has changed the way we listen to music. It will open your ears and inspire you to reach for richer, more soul-stirring musical experiences. Hear it all at http://www.DistortionOfSound.com (Published on Jul 10, 2014)
Recorded live in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 1968. Song for My Father was recorded in October 1964 and released on the Blue Note label. The album was inspired by a trip that Silver had made to Brazil. The cover artwork features a photograph of Silver‘s father, John Tavares Silva, to whom the title song was dedicated. “My mother was of Irish and Negro descent, my father of Portuguese origin“, Silver recalls in the liner notes, “He was born on the island of Maio, one of the Cape Verde Islands.“ The album line-up differs from the Copenhagen musicians here.
This past Thursday evening Mary and I attended another wonderful free concert in the KZUM Stransky Park Concert Series. This time it was The Bobby Layne Orchestra who have been entertaining audiences for 61 years. Click the photo to see the full set on Flickr.
Last night Mary and I attend a free concert featuring Jazz singer Jackie Allen, the opening show of the KZUM Stransky Park Concert Series here in Lincoln. As you’ll see it was a perfectly beautiful evening for jazz in the park. Below is just a sample of the photos I took. You can click any of them to see the full set on Flickr.