[Speaking to Roy Plomley’s head in a jar] For my third appearance on the show, Roy, I’ve selected eight disks that mean a lot to me, right now. For those spotting trends, this selection sees a welcome return of two from my first island visit, but none at all from my second. What was I … Continue reading Desssert Isssland Dissscs – Take 3
This seems to have been released in a low-key way. These tribute albums are fairy standard fare by now, and they follow a common pattern. They're always a mixed bag, but one for Jackson Browne was overdue. Those who contribute do so out of respect for the original artist, and (probably) an affection for a … Continue reading Looking Into You – A Tribute to Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne was 25 years old when he recorded his third album Late for the Sky in 1974. I waited 38 years to buy it, and if you already have it you don't need me to tell you it's good. The eight tracks last just over 41 minutes and include the title track, "Fountain of Sorrow," … Continue reading Taylor Swift, Matraca Berg, Jackson Browne: 3 songwriters, 3 albums
I've been on a 70s jag recently. A little bit of ELO, a lot of Tom Petty, a little bit of Jackson Browne. I kind of hate Jackson Browne, so I'm unbelievably fussy about the songs I download, but he does have a really pleasant voice, and "Running on Empty" is such a great song. … Continue reading Do you wanna see me crawl across the floor?