Thursday, December 27, 2012

Favorite Records of 2012

1.  Dr. John - Locked Down
Easily my favorite of the year. One of Dr John’s best ever. His live show with this material was spectacular.

2.  Farrar, Johnson, Parker, Yames - New Multitudes lyrics by Woody Guthrie

3.  Dylan - Tempest
Dylan’s best of his last few records.

4.  Bettye LaVette - Thankful N’ Thoughtful
The version of Savoy Brown’s I’m Tired is great.

5.  Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

6.  Jack White - Blunderbuss
Cool version of Little Willie John’s I’m Shakin’

7.  Calexico - Algiers

8.  Neil Young - Americana
This was a big surprise. After reading the pre-release publicity I thought I’d hate it. The song list sounded like a Burl Ives record. But it is true blue Crazy Horse.

9.  Van Morrison - No Plan B

10.  Magnolia Mountain - Town and Country

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

“…to require perfection is to invite paralysis …. the seed of your next art work lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece” 
- From Art and Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orlando.