Category archives for Music

Davy Jones Died

Davy Jones suffered a heart attack and died, in Florida, at 66 years of age. Davy Jones, the lead singer of the 1960s group The Monkees, died of a massive heart attack Wednesday in Florida, his spokeswoman said. He was 66. His publicist, Helen Kensick, confirmed that he died in Indiantown, where he lived. Jones…

LeRoy Bell’s Music

As you know, my nephew, LeRoy Bell, was a contestant on the XFactor singing contest. You may also know that he was voted off the show last week. I’m not going to say much about that other than to note that LeRoy was NOT the 8th or 9th best singer in the group. He was…

I went to an Indian Restaurant last time I was in Arkansas and this was the entertainment. The problem with a Sitar Sarod is that you can’t jump around on the stage while you are jamming with it. Hat Tip: Miss Cellania

eTown is a music and community-building radio show broadcast on a number of stations across the US. Well, it’s not all music. They do a wide variety of things, including a kind of pickup-game with well known artists and not so well known, but very talented, musicians.

“A Change Is Coming” LeRoy Bell

A Change Is Coming, by Leroy Bell, who happens to be my nephew. Pretty good, huh!?

“Indigo Girls” has a New Album

It’s called Staring Down the Brilliant Dream. I’m especially excited about the new versions of Shame on You and Wild Horses The disk is a collection of 31 songs selected from live shows during 2006-2009. Brandi Carlile and Jill Hennessey do some of the singing. Technically, it comes out on the 29th, but Staring Down…

Shut up and play yer guitar. –

LeRoy Bell

Since someone is posting love songs, I figured I could do that too. Peace Monday! OK OK so that was not a love song. But the love song is not a video, just a still with the music in the background, and that just isn’t commercial. Well, maybe with a couple of Margaritas in the…

That was the lyre bird. This is the liar bird:

Rokia Traore: “M’Bifo”

Rokia Traore sings the moving “M’Bifo,” accompanied on guitar and on the n’goni, a lute-like Malian stringed instrument with a soulful tone. A quietly mesmerizing performance.