"3 Seconds to Cross," a new song by Luscious Jackson, begins somewhere in New York City. The narrator lies awake longing to be in California, though it becomes apparent a New Yorker like her really wouldn't fit in: "It only takes just a little to get yourself lost."
California, we're told, is a land unfriendly to pedestrians, where an L.A. traffic light might give you three seconds to cross the street.
Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 9:51 pm
Johann Sebastian Bach has been a central figure in the life of British conductor John Eliot Gardiner since he was a youngster. On his way to bed, he couldn't help glancing up at the famous 18th-century portrait of Bach that hung in the first floor landing of the old mill house in Dorset, England where Gardiner was born.
Robert Hilburn, author of the memoir <em>Corn Flakes With John Lennon (And Other Tales From a Rock 'n' Roll Life)</em>,<em> </em>was a critic and music editor for the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> for 35 years.
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In early 1968, country singer Johnny Cash gave one of the defining performances of his career when he played for inmates at California's Folsom State Prison. Robert Hilburn, a music critic early in his career at the Los Angeles Times, was the only reporter to cover that legendary concert.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Ernie Hendrickson grew up on a steady diet of Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Cat Stevens, and Jerry Garcia. These early heroes opened the gates to the deep well of American roots music which he continues to draw inspiration from. In 2007 he self-produced and released a highly acclaimed solo record, Down the Road, of which the Illinois Entertainer deemed "Groundbreaking" and pushed him straight onto the Midwest's radar as an emerging singer-songwriter.
San Fermin's music bursts with ambition, talent and extreme joy. Its self-titled debut is charged with great storytelling and amazing vocals by both Allen Tate and Lucius singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe. Then there are the arrangements: little gems that turn these songs into cinematic vignettes using trumpet, sax, keyboard, violin, guitar and drums.
World Renowned British fingerstyle guitar maestro Adrian Legg is coming to Cincinnati as part of an 18 city USA tour.Guitarist magazine’s “Acoustic Guitarist of the Decade” and winner of multiple “Guitar Player” magazine awards will perform Sunday, October 20th at Cincinnati’s , Monastery Recording Studio.
The ”One More Girl on a Stage” Festival is returning to the Tri-State area the weekend of October 25th. Organizer Kelly Thomas says this year’s event will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Ms. Thomas described what they have in store to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (get more information at www.kellythomasonline.com/omgas )