Shot Of Rhythm

[ Tuesday, April 03, 2007 ]


Hold that thought...

Sorry I've been so here and there lately...but I've literally been here and there, traveling around to a couple conferences and such. Tomorrow, I jet out to Boston for the Pop Culture Association meeting, where I'm giving a talk with some great folks on the way in which various jazz and blues musicians have manipulated perceptions of the "authentic canon" in both those genres. I'm focusing specifically on 21st-century blues musicians, of whom more later, but - to tide you over for the moment - here are three songs I'll be talking about at the gig.

Alvin Youngblood Hart - "My World Is Round"

Chris Thomas King - "Welcome To Da Jungle"

Toshi Reagon - "Just What I Needed"

Once again, lo siento for not being more consistent on updates. I promise that, next week, I'll be back on regular schedule.

On the box right now: Beyonce, B-DAY: DELUXE EDITION. I had a dream the other night where, out of nowhere, Ms. Knowles appeared and slapped me across the face. I can't say it wasn't at least somewhat enjoyable...


Dove With Claws [6:20 PM]