Linda McCartney Retrospective – Vienna, Austria

Linda McCartney, London © 1968 Paul McCartney / Photographer: Eric Clapton

The music of our heart loves the photographic beauty captured through the lens of Linda McCartney.There is a new retrospective of her work featuring 190 of her iconic photographs. The Linda McCartney show is on view at the Kunst Haus Wien Museum in Vienna, Austria until October 6, 2013.

The curatorial work has been done by members of the McCartney family and Andreas Hirsch, curator of Kunst Haus Wien, in collaboration with Claudia Schmid of Linda Enterprises Ltd.

Paul McCartney, his wife Nancy and his brother Michael attended opening night. You can get more insight about that evening here.

Copyright 2013
Copyright 2013

Feel Flows – Transcendental Meditation

“Feel Flows” is a song written by Carl Wilson and Jack Rieley for the The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1971 album Surf’s Up. Carl Wilson’s lead vocals were recorded using reverse echo.

It is the true gem of Surf’s Up. I love this song, it contains a captivating mantra.

The Beach Boys on this recording are:
  • Carl Wilson – lead, backing and harmony vocals; piano, organ; guitar, bass guitar
Additional musicians and production staff
  • Charles Lloyd – saxophone, flute
  • Woody Thews – percussion

I respect that Charles Lloyd played a pivotal role performing on this recording. His spiritual connection with The Beach Boys formed a living, breathing ethos that raises the soul.

During the 1970s Lloyd played extensively with The Beach Boys as they all lived in Big Sur in those days.  Charles Lloyd toured and recorded with the Beach Boys, eventually founding the band Celebration with Mike Love and Al Jardine, both Transcendental Meditation followers.

Explaining the spiritual nature of his songs, Carl Wilson said, “We believe in God as universal consciousness. God is love, God is you, God is me, God is everything here in this room.”

Inside Llewyn Davis Soundtrack

The Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack has been announced on Nonesuch Records.  The soundtrack features songs by Bob Dylan and Dave Van Ronk, along with tunes performed by stars of the movie, including Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan, as well as Marcus Mumford (Mulligan’s husband) and the Punch Brothers.

The 14-song collection, produced by T Bone Burnett, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, is due out September 17th on Nonesuch (pre-order it here). Soundtrack pre-orders include an exclusive, 11″ x 7″ print from the film.

The Coen brothers have collaborated with T Bone Burnett for the fourth time, who won five Grammys for the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou?

“Hang Me, Oh Hang Me” (Traditional; arranged by Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett) – Oscar Isaac
“Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song)” (Traditional; arranged by Marcus Mumford, Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett) – Marcus Mumford and Oscar Isaac
“The Last Thing on My Mind” (Tom Paxton) – Stark Sands with Punch Brothers
“Five Hundred Miles” (Hedy West) – Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and Stark Sands
“Please Mr. Kennedy” (Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) – Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver
“Green, Green Rocky Road” (Len Chandler and Robert Kaufman) – Oscar Isaac
“The Death of Queen Jane” (Traditional; arranged by Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett) – Oscar Isaac
“The Roving Gambler” (Traditional) – John Cohen with the Down Hill Strugglers
“The Shoals of Herring” (Ewan MacColl) – Oscar Isaac with Punch Brothers
“The Auld Triangle” (Brendan Behan) – Chris Thile, Chris Eldridge, Marcus Mumford, Justin Timberlake and Gabe Witcher
“The Storms Are on the Ocean” (A.P. Carter) – Nancy Blake
“Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song) (Traditional; arranged by Oscar Isaac) – Oscar Isaac
“Farewell” (Bob Dylan) – Bob Dylan
“Green, Green Rocky Road” (Len Chandler and Robert Kaufman) – Dave Van Ronk

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Mo’ Meta Blues, The World According to Questlove

I enjoy learning what Questlove’s intellect harvests from the dynamics of the music scene. He has logically ascended to the role of music subject matter authority.  I’d love to hang out with him and go record shopping at his favorite record store haunts.

“You have to bear in mind that [Questlove] is one of the smartest motherfuckers on the planet. His musical knowledge, for all practical purposes, is limitless.” –Robert Christgau

It’s fitting that critic Robert Christgau has reviewed Questlove’s new book, Mo’ Meta Blues, The World According to Questlove,  for his Barnes & Noble Rock & Roll & column,  “Give the Drummer Some“. They are both notable vinyl music addicts who exert major influence on our tastes.

The book cover art is reminiscent of Milton Glaser’s famous Bob Dylan poster.

The summer reading list is smartly enhanced by Questlove’s book, co-written with Ben Greenman. I need to find a copy this weekend at my local Barnes & Noble 😉 So many music books, so little time.

Steve Gadd Band: New Album: ‘Gadditude’

Steve Gadd has a new band, The Steve Gadd Band. They are putting our their first album, Gadditude. You can help finance their project through Pledge Music.

“Here at PledgeMusic, you’ll be able to watch it all happen, step-by-step, in real-time. We’ll have behind-the-scenes clips from the recording sessions, exclusive videos that feature early versions of the tunes, and a rare chance to see what it’s like to be in the studio with us, day by day, as our new album takes shape.” -Steve Gadd

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New Earth, Wind & Fire Album – Now, Then & Forever

Earth, Wind & Fire are energetically back with a new album, Now, Then & Forever  It marks the return of the band’s signature sound. The album drops on September 10th and includes 10 brand new, vibrant songs. You can preview the newest single, “My Promise,” exclusively at!