5 essential rainy day albums: The Jayhawks, Sarah McLachlan, Khruangbin, Johnny Cash and The Cure

It's Saturday and the sky has finally opened up over Durham. After a really good deluge this morning, it's dreary, drizzly and a perfect day to stay in and listen to records. To make the most of it, you have to choose the right music for the mood. Lucky for you, I've got five suggestions … Continue reading 5 essential rainy day albums: The Jayhawks, Sarah McLachlan, Khruangbin, Johnny Cash and The Cure

Jukebox selections: MASTER BOOT RECORD, The Jayhawks, Paul McCartney meets Khruangbin

Been a bit between posts, so here's another run at the jukebox for all my readers looking for a few good tunes to pass the time. Some oldies, some goodies, nothing boring and all good for your soul. Zenith (Riktam Remix) by MVMB & ALL'IN - IbogaTech This is a melodic psytrance piece that runs … Continue reading Jukebox selections: MASTER BOOT RECORD, The Jayhawks, Paul McCartney meets Khruangbin

“Hollywood Town Hall” by The Jayhawks (No. 86)

The Jayhawks are usually categorized as "alternative country" or "country rock," but neither label suffices to describe the band at its full power. Hollywood Town Hall, released in while founding member Mark Olson was still with the band, is definitely a snapshot of The Jayhawks operating on all cylinders. Like R.E.M., The Jayhawks span multiple … Continue reading “Hollywood Town Hall” by The Jayhawks (No. 86)