Category Archives: Commentary

Star Maker Machine likes Just Like This Train

The Star Maker Machine blog does a great analysis of Joni Mitchell’s “Just Like This Train” from Court and Spark.  [M]any of the train songs we’ve showcased this week rely on the insistent rhythm of the rails… but this one has … Continue reading

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Meeting Yusuf

The blogger Fudzail posts a 3-part article on meeting Yusuf Islam in Dubai.  Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 It ends ‘to be continued’ and a 4th part hasn’t appeared yet. Hopefully soon.

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Happy Birthday, Carole King!

Carole King turned 67 today! Jose’s wonderful fan-site Now And Forever has some more videos of her tour in Japan late last year. You can watch her perform “Welcome To My Living Room“, “Home Again“, a ’60s hits medley, “Will … Continue reading

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Berkeley Places likes Cat Stevens covers

The blog Berkeley Place has 10 Cat Stevens covers worth checking out, with some tongue-in-cheek appreciation for depressing music. Covers highlighted are “Don’t Be Shy” and “Trouble” both by Pearl Jam, “Here Comes My Baby” by Yo La Tengo, “Father … Continue reading

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The woman behind The Barricades Of Heaven

Sandi Bachom has posted to her blog Laughing in Hell about a significant street corner in New York City and a chance encounter with a Steve Noonan album that caused her to reconnect with Jackson Browne, who she knew in … Continue reading

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Read*Mezzanine likes Why

For its Greatest Songs of All-Time series, blogger Read*Mezzanine takes a look at Carly Simon’s collaboration with Chic for the song “Why” from the soundtrack to Soup For One. Creating a loping, reggae-tinged beat, [Bernard] Edwards and [Nile] Rodgers dressed … Continue reading

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Meet Me In Montauk likes How Can I Tell You

The blog Meet Me In Montauk spotlight’s Cat Stevens’ song “How Can I Tell You?” in its ongoing Song of the Day feature. This is the first tune that really hit me as a bona fide, lay it all on … Continue reading

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