A water drop and ripples

Vitalogy is a reminder of our need for adventure (at least for me).

By Justin Katz | March 6, 2024 |

Yesterday, I listened to Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy album all the way though for maybe the first time because it’s the 574th best-selling album, and I’m tracing that list from the top. The band’s prior recording, Vs., had been such a disappointment that I didn’t bother with its follow-up. Vs. came out while I was a…

A water drop and ripples

“The Way Young Lovers Do”…

By Justin Katz | July 10, 2022 |

… on Astral Weeks by Van Morrison has to be one of the greatest tracks ever recorded

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Biggest news of the day…

By Justin Katz | January 25, 2022 |

… Neil Young is still alive!

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We Said Hello, Goodbye

By Justin Katz | January 19, 2022 |

Sometimes I forget how great this song is.

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I wish I could have heard Mahler’s symphonies before the advent of cartoons.

By Justin Katz | December 19, 2021 |

The musical innovations must have been compelling at the time, but the arrangements are so narrative, I feel like I’m listening to a Bugs Bunny soundtrack or something.

The Aristocats on State of the State

State of the State: Aristocats, Reconfigured

By John Carlevale | November 28, 2021 |

After two years of not performing music due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the death of band member Nat Piccirilli, the Aristocats have regrouped and reconfigured.

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A random musical tip…

By Justin Katz | October 12, 2021 |

I learned this too late in life.  Whether you’re just getting started with music or have been playing for a long time, get yourself a pan flute (or zamponá).  Something about having to move to a different part of the instrument for each note by feel of the distance rather than by sight (as on…