Trixie’s Picks: Stones

MOJO shared the following link and had this to say about it: “They were tough hombres, man. But they were tough on each other too.” We’ve been talking to Sticky Fingers engineer Andy Johns about recording with The Rolling Stones in the ’70s:

Trixie's Picks: Mark Knopfler: A Life in Songs

Guitarist TV shared the following link and had this to say about it: A little bit of National Steel.. Knopfler on a BBC documentary discussing the song Romeo and Juliet. Part of the ‘Mark Knopfler: A Life in Songs’ Documetary.

Listen To The Band: Chris LeRoy’s FLOWERS & TREES

(for Lisa Carosa and Tim Sivils)

I took your picture when I left
I held it by my heart
I held it closer when I fell
A sacred work of art
I held your image in my mind
And I could hardly tell
When I was better heart and soul
We’d find each other well

The blooming of flowers and trees
But what [...]

DRIVE BYES: Paul Motian Appreciated

Essential jazz drummer Paul Motian was a big reason I found my way back to rock music with a sense of purpose, all via the beautiful and driving music of the Keith Jarrett Trio, and then in free fall to the earlier even more seminal work of the Bill Evan Trio.

Tired of rock by the [...]

Interviews: Alec Baldwin's 10 Criterion Picks

10 Criterion Picks

Sid and Nancy and Gimme Shelter make Alec Baldwins’ list of top ten Criterion releases. Also if you have never seen his number six pick Kurosawa’s High and Low, you may miss what magic the grand Japanese director brought to contemporary tales. Nary a samurai here, but Toshiro Mifune is at is best. [...]

40 Forever: The Marriage Plot

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
The critics absolutely loved the newest book by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Jeffrey Eugenides. Publisher’s Weekly put it at the top of their Best Books of 2011 list.

Eugenides, Jeffrey. The Marriage Plot. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. Print.

If you went to college in the 1980’s, you will especially [...]



If you imagine a world where the films of Bergman, Truffaut, Altman, Mike Leigh, and Woody Allen (among others) don’t yet exist, you can begin to understand the prodigious influence of this movie…


LISTEN TO THE BAND: Say It Once Chris LeRoy!!!


House of memories
House of cards
House with family tossed to their backyards
House of vanity
House of mirrors
You can never find your way from here

There’s a window for the falling leaves
One for smoke, one for jealousy
This one’s broken
One more window, please
Are you ahead of me?

House in darkness
House in clouds
The house you wanted
But would never be allowed
Heavy [...]

REVIEWS! The 50 Best Winter Reads

The 50 Best Winter Reads

They’re the perfect accompaniment to a comfy chair and a warm fire… Kate Watson-Smyth picks new and classic books for the chilly months….

EVENTS! Amoeba 10 years in LA