Music for Installations – Brian Eno

Brian Eno announced he is releasing a CD box set, “Music for Installations,” on May 4, 2018. It features works he has composed since 1986 for mixed-media installations in galleries, airports, hospitals and other public spaces.

The set will be available as a six-CD box and on vinyl, with super deluxe editions of both versions containing a 64-page book that features rare exhibition images and a new essay by Eno.


One piece, “Kazakhstan,” for example, was written to accompany the artist Asif Khan’s 360-degree movie, “We Are Energy,” in the British Pavilion at the World Expo in Kazakhstan.

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Music For Installations is a collection of new, rare and previously unreleased music, all of which was recorded by Brian Eno for use in his installations,” reads the press release for the set. “He has emerged as the leading exponent of ‘generative’ music worldwide and is recognized as one of the foremost audio-visual installation artists of his time. Eno’s visual experiments with light and video have proved to be the fertile ground from which so much of his other work has grown and they cover an even longer span of time than his recordings, paralleling his musical output in recent decades.”


Bloom Open Space, A Mixed Reality Installation by Brian Eno + Peter Chilvers

Bloom: Open Space,” is an art and music installation created by the influential producer and music pioneer Brian Eno and his frequent collaborator, the musician and software designer Peter Chilvers. It was situated inside an enormous warehouse in the Westergasfabriek, a city park and cultural complex in Amsterdam that was once a gas factory from February 21-25, 2018.

Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers are among the first major musical artists to explore the artistic potential of immersive technologies developed primarily for the video game industry. Other musicians, such as Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Tarik Barri, are entering this “immersive” realm, using tools such as virtual reality headsets, holographic mixed-reality goggles, and immersive surround-sound systems.



Bloom: Open Space, is a generative audio-visual installation brought to life with Microsoft HoloLens. Based on the award-winning app, Bloom, from the innovative mixed reality installation blurs the lines between the physical and virtual, exploring uncharted territory in the realms of both applications and generative art.

Ideas at the intersection of music and technology, you will find Microsoft’s MusicXTech. Discover forward-thinking artists who are using Microsoft technology to transform the way we create and experience music.

Mickey Hart Presents Musica Universalis

Legendary Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart is performing in a unique program at the American Museum of Natural History on Friday April 13th/Saturday April 14th in New York City.

The evening begins with a walk-through of the special exhibition Our Senses: An Immersive Experience featuring a curated soundscape based on Hart’s recently released album, RAMU.


Then Hart will be in the Hayden Planetarium Dome for an electrifying live performance of Musica Universalis, created in collaboration with the Museum’s Director of Astrovisualization, Carter Emmart. The show will be followed by a discussion with neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley and Our Senses Curator Rob DeSalle.

United We Swing

I’d like to bring to your attention a special recording designed to benefit jazz education.

United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas, In Support of the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Education Programs Wynton Marsalis Septet

It’s available beginning March 23rd with Pre-Orders being accepted.


We’ve been involved with Jazz at Lincoln Center NYC and have attended a black-tie gala. I believe strongly in this organizational cause and take comfort witnessing JALC’s musical achievements.

Recorded between 2003 and 2007, United We Swing finds an unparalleled array of musical talent that collectively boasts 94 Grammy Awards joining Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis (a nine-time Grammy Award winner himself) and his Septet. Together, they perform blues-inflected versions of iconic American repertoire and celebrate the red, white, and Blues.

These one-night-only, live performances have never been released before. They include Lenny Kravitz performing Marsalis’s hypnotizing, New Orleans-inflected arrangement of Kravitz’s own song, “Are You Gonna Go My Way”; Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks uniting for a stirring, infectious take on Civil Rights anthem “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free”; Bob Dylan adding harmonica licks to a deeply felt, in-the-pocket rendition of “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry”; and Ray Charles taking the stage for one of his final performances to play “I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town.”

Together these artists raise their voices to highlight jazz’s importance to America’s cultural heritage and to remind us that, even in divided times, music can unite us all. All proceeds from the album will go toward Jazz at Lincoln Center’s education programs, which introduce thousands of children to jazz each year.


  1. The Last Time feat. Blind Boys of Alabama
  2. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry feat. Bob Dylan
  3. I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town feat. Ray Charles
  4. I’m Not Rough feat. Eric Clapton
  5. Creole Love Call feat. Audra McDonald
  6. Milk Cow Blues feat. Willie Nelson
  7. I’m Gonna Find Another You feat. John Mayer
  8. My Baby Don’t Tolerate feat. Lyle Lovett
  9. The Worst Thing feat. Natalie Merchant
  10. Please, Baby, Don’t feat. John Legend
  11. Mean Old Man feat. James Taylor
  12. Are You Gonna Go My Way feat. Lenny Kravitz
  13. Fool’s Paradise feat. Jimmy Buffett
  14. Empty Bed Blues feat. Carrie Smith
  15. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free feat. Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks
  16. What Have You Done?


Record Store Day Celebration

2021 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Music has been a part of Dogfish Head since before Dogfish Head. So it’s a natural fit for a brewery that makes ‘Analog Beer for the Digital Age’ to be the Official Beer of Record Store Day! A celebration of the unique culture of record stores and the special role they play in their communities, we’re getting in on the fun with our friends at Busboys & Poets!

Join us as we tap Dogfish Head’s new brew Dragons & YumYums … made in collaboration with The Flaming Lips! We’ll have live entertainment by DJ Sharkey and Alison Carney, as well as a slew of raffle prizes and giveaways, including a limited edition Crosley record player, the 2018 Music to Drink Beer & Make Love To record and a once-in-a-lifetime vinyl by The Flaming Lips titled The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon. It features two songs that were inspired by Dragons & YumYums and is filled with the beer itself!


*Exclusive beer-filled record giveaway at this location!






April – August

Original Release Date:


Pale Ale

An explosion of fruit in every sip, Dragons & YumYums is an intensely tropical – yet subtlety bitter – pale ale brewed with a combination of dragonfruit, yumberry, passionfruit, pear juice and black carrot juice. Clocking in at 6.5% ABV and 25 IBU, Dragons & YumYums is a first-of-its-kind beer and vinyl collaboration with American rock icons, The Flaming Lips.

A sensory enveloping experience at the intersection of creative beer paired with creative music, the energy of this union inspired Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne to use ingredients from the beer – dragonfruit and yumberries – as characters in two original songs, The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon and Pouring Beer in Your Ear … making this the first beer with its own theme song!

With dragonfruit and yumberry as the main elements, Wayne transformed them into storyful lyrics in the song like, “Yum Yum and Dragon went out for a drive, but Yum Yum doesn’t have any eyes….Yum Yum and Dragon, they’re happy they’re friends…”

The psychedelic influence of the label artwork, designed by Marq Spusta as part of Dogfish Head’s Off-Centered Art Series, was influenced by the legacy of the Flaming Lips and the culinary components in Dragons & YumYums shown through radiating lines, movement of fire, dancing lips, rainbows and bold pink colors.

Roger Daltrey – As Long As I Have You

Roger Daltrey commands a unique presence as a rock vocalist. His vocal range is striking and dynamic. Of all the rock and roll lead vocalists I have seen perform live and I’ve seen my fair share, he created the strongest stage impact I’ve ever witnessed. He’s the real deal and his voice reaches deep inside of my soul.

My son and I saw The Who eight row center at The Webster Arena in Bridgeport, CT on November 28, 2006. It was an electrifying evening for both of us. I was blown away by Roger’s singing that night. As he sang The Who classics my respect for who he is, increased dramatically.

My favorite moment was during the second encore when Roger came back out with a cup of tea and joined Pete Townshend to do, “Tea & Theatre” from  Endless Wire. It was a touching, intimate segment that is etched upon the music of our heart these past 12 years.

Here is a video from their 2006 tour filmed a few nights before at The Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ.

I was encouraged to see that Roger Daltrey has recorded a new solo studio album, As Long As I  Have You.  I think this offers a point of continuity from “Tea & Theatre”, as the album features Pete Townshend’s inimitable guitar on seven tracks.

As Long As I Have You will be available in a number of formats including CD, 180g Black Vinyl, Limited 180g Red Vinyl housed in Polydor Disco Bag (available exclusively via and Digital.

His album is available for pre-order and will drop on June 1, 2018. I’m eager to own the red vinyl edition 😉

“This is a return to the very beginning, to the time before Pete started writing our songs, to a time when we were a teenage band playing soul music to small crowds in church halls”Roger Daltrey 2018

“It shows Roger at the height of his powers as a vocalist” ~ Pete Townshend, 2018

Sir Doug & the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove

My quest to discover more about the roots of Americana music has led me to explore the sound and artistry of Doug Sahm. He started as the founder and leader of the Sir Douglas Quintet who had a huge hit in 1965, “She’s About A Mover” that I recall witnessing on NBC’s Hullabaloo a musical variety show (1965-66).


His legend in Austin, Texas grew from there. He was a major influence on many other musician’s careers.

sir dougI recommend the documentary, Sir Doug & the Genuine Texas Cosmic GrooveIt was produced by The Society for the Preservation of Texas Music. If you have an Amazon Prime account its available as a free download from their Website.

I have a thing for Tex-Mex music. I really enjoy the supergroup, the Texas Tornados that began with Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers, Freddy Fender, and Flaco Jimenez. As Fender once said, “You’ve heard of New Kids on the Block? We’re the Old Guys in the Street.”

Once this music gets in your bloodstream it never lets go of ya.