Thursday, September 17, 2015

Writing Music: Mad Dogs and Englishmen at LOCKN

Los Angeles, CA

Here is Tedeschi Trucks Band with several guests (Leon Russell, Dave Mason, Chris Robinson) performing Joe Cocker's live album Mad Dogs and Englishmen at LOCKN last weekend...

Monday, September 14, 2015

Writing Music: Maceo Parker

Los Angeles, CA

Two of my favorite people from college -- Dutch and Singer -- frequently blasted this particular album at all hours. I have fond memories of lazy Atlanta fternoons coming back from class and hearing the opening track from Life on Planet Groove echoing and reverberating throughout the house.

Maceo Parker, most known for being a horn player in James Brown's band, gives a narration at the onset: "Happy music is when you hear it and you start moving and shaking something... automatically. And you smile a lot too!"

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Writing Music: Joe Cocker - Mad Dogs and Englishmen

The Valley, CA

I'm house sitting in the middle of a heat wave. I got a little Joe Cocker to keep me company. I love this album because most of it are covers of some notable classic rock behemoth's, which happened to be some of Cocker's favorite songs.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Writing Music: Relaxin' with Miles Davis Quintet

Los Angeles, CA

I'm back in LA and smack in the middle of a blistering heat wave and desperately trying to stay cool. I started a multi-week work project this morning and cranked up some of my favoirte background/jazz/writing music mixes to put me in the perfect headspace.

Here's something I have not listened to in a few months (perhaps not since last fall?) but it's appropriate for today...

Tuesday, September 08, 2015