I blame Aretha Franklin and Greg Belson for me buying seven gospel soul albums this weekend. I think that’s fair. As I mentioned last week, I’ve been listening to Belson’s radio show online and hoping to find some gospel soul records of my own. This weekend I found five at my local record store and … Continue reading Satisfied


When I think of the band Crazy Horse, I naturally think of Neil Young. One could give him credit for bringing the band their popularity after using a few of their members on his albums Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and After the Gold Rush. I’ve recently become a fan of Crazy Horse’s self-titled album, … Continue reading Downtown

The Time For Peace Is Now

I recently stumbled on DJ Greg Belson who specializes in finding old gospel 45s that sound more like Motown hits rather than religious songs. He has a radio show called Divine Discotheque (listen here on Mixcloud) that highlights these finds. Greg also compiled thirteen songs for a compilation called World Spirituality Classics 2: The Time … Continue reading The Time For Peace Is Now


Vice published an interesting article this week entitled, Why Your Favorite Alt-Rock Legends Are Remixing Their Old Albums. It explains the logic behind recent reissues by R.E.M., Pearl Jam and the Replacements. I haven’t heard the Replacements remix yet and honestly I wasn’t a huge fan of the Pearl Jam Ten remix, but these albums … Continue reading Remixed

Need You Tonight

This is another unexpected cover song I heard last week…this time Bonnie Raitt covering the INXS hit, Need You Tonight. I would not have imagined this working as well as it does. Bonnie’s band does a great job of keeping things loose and funky, sometimes feeling like things are about to fall apart, but they … Continue reading Need You Tonight

Fight for Your Right

What happens when two members of Supergrass cover the Beastie Boys? They form a band called The Hotrats and give the classic 80s anthem a sort of garage rock Who-esque vibe that I find irresistible. The band released an album of cover songs in 2010 called Turn Ons that included their take on artists such … Continue reading Fight for Your Right

Rock Steady

I’m still in an Aretha Franklin rabbit hole after watching Amazing Grace. It’s funny how the universe will bring more of what you’re interested in just at the right time. Today, driving into the office, I heard Aretha’s Rock Steady on the radio. I’ve also been in a huge Prince rabbit hole so when I … Continue reading Rock Steady