Friday, September 11, 2015

Mozart - Lacrimosa (from the Requiem)

Claudio Abbado conducts the Lucerne Festival Orchestra with the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the Swedish Radio Choir.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Pachelbel - Canon in D Major

The Academy of Ancient Music conducted by Christopher Hogwood.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time

Monday, September 7, 2015

Krugman on Trump and Economics

At the usual place.

Mr. Bush has chosen to attack Mr. Trump as a false conservative, a proposition that is supposedly demonstrated by his deviations from current Republican economic orthodoxy: his willingness to raise taxes on the rich, his positive words about universal health care. And that tells you a lot about the dire state of the G.O.P. For the issues the Bush campaign is using to attack its unexpected nemesis are precisely the issues on which Mr. Trump happens to be right, and the Republican establishment has been proved utterly wrong.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Amy Beach - Hermit Thrush At Eve

The pianist's name is not given for some reason. It's not the composer, Amy Beach, who died in 1944. Beach is one of the woman composers whose work has been rediscovered in the last few decades. This is her Opus 92, Number 1.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Danny Gatton & Joey DeFrancesco - Well You Needn't

I've posted this before but the link is broken, so why not. Danny Gatton was a true Master of the Telecaster, while Joey DeFrancesco was one of the spearheads of the B3 revival in the nineties. Here they work out on a Thelonious Monk classic.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Doors - Aura Studio Demos

The Doors made their first studio recordings fifty years ago (h/t Glide magazine). Fame was still a couple of years away. Here Morrison sounds very young, the whole sound is unfinished, but the results are still fascinating.

The band here was Morrison,  Ray Manzarek, and John Densmore, plus Ray’s brothers Rick Manczarek on guitar and Jim Manczarek on harmonica, along with a woman playing bass whose name is lost in the mists of time. Manczarek's brothers and the bassist would fall away, Robby Krieger would join, and the world would open up to them.