The work of Frank Zappa spans three decades and contains 60 plus albums. On top of all that, he is completely unique compared to most rock musicians that came out of the 60’s and 70’s. A “Where to Start” playlist seems very necessary for one to dive into the ingenious world of Zappa.
Become a boomer for the memes – featuring artists like Warren Zevon • Harry Nilsson • Olivia Newton-John • Linda Ronstadt • Gordon Lightfoot • King Crimson • Talk Talk • Yes
Enjoy new sounds you may or may not have heard before! – featuring artists like CAN • K.C. Accidental • Fly Pan Am • Boards of Canada • Woody Guthrie • Robbie Basho • Arthur Russell • Air
This week is a shameless plug. I’ve been playing with Aurora Sect for a few years and we started getting some momentum with making some new music before the world shut down last year. A handful of songs are getting ready to be released and the first track with me on bass, “To Sea”, came out last week. Check it out and enjoy.
After a little break I’m back with a gem from one of my favorite albums. King Crimson changed the way I listen to music and always feels like home when I go back.
This playlist is a funk bunker. A refined collection of deeply curated groove. A trusted source for recently released tracks that have that feel and that funk, in any sense of the two terms. Featuring artists like: Otis McDonald • Soulive • Benny Sings • The New Mastersounds • Vulfpeck • Orgone • Medicinal Groove • MonoNeon
If I could have one wish, it would be that this song would start playing as soon as I enter a lucid dream (that beautiful space between waking life and deep slumber when my body is completely relaxed and weightless but I still complete control over my thoughts and movements.)