261: Kurt Elling/Sting, ‘Practical Arrangement’

Love songs ain’t what they used to be.
Love ain’t what it used to be.
Kurt Elling brings something new to the table.

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095: Derek & The Dominos, ‘Little Wing’ (Jimi Hendrix)

One doesn’t usually go to Hendrix for his songs, rather for his disassembly of world order. However, ‘Little Wing’, is on jelly bread of a song, inspiring oodles of admirable covers, most notably Derek & The Dominos’ rapturous amalgam of 1967 Haight-Ashbury, ephemeral bliss with the very corporeal guitars of Eric Clapton and Duane Allman.

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011: The Idea of North, ‘Fragile’ (Sting)

“Art is a matter of taste.” No one has the right to say what’s ‘good’ and what’s ‘bad’. Everyone’s entitled to his/her/its opinion. Well, I guess I begrudgingly go along with the idea that everyone is entitled to vote. But I wouldn’t go so far as to say that everyone has a right to an […]

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