Saturday, June 30, 2012

Two Walls Better Than One

Pretty amazing to see this transformation ... and I thought the Stones’ stage set at Fenway a few years back was elaborate—damn thing looked like it had functional plumbing inside its faux apartment facade—but Roger Waters’ Wall hits another level entirely.

It’ll be interesting to see if the ol’ Fenway field is left with the same scars that Wrigley suffered a few weeks ago.  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The 'Boys Do Yeats Proud

The Waterboys’ 2011 release, An Appointment with Mr. Yeats, was a heartfelt – if hit or miss – reinterpretation of several of the famed Irish writer’s verses (the poet himself referred to his poems as “songs” for they were, in fact, lyrical). In honor of what would be the poet’s 147th birthday, here’s a stripped down version of “Mad as the Mist and Snow” – one of the strongest tunes on Mike Scott and the ’boys’ Yeats collection – recorded live in France earlier this spring.

Dig the masks, too – another Yeats fascination.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Live and Local!

Like Neil Young said, “Live music is better, bumper stickers should be issued.”

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Groovin’ NBA Ad

As a both huge music fan and a dedicated basketball fan, I love this recent NBA commercial:

The athletes’ expressions are a perfect mimicry of musicians’ emotive facial contortions. A good use of Sam and Dave’s classic tune, too.