Monday, October 01, 2007

Music for A Monday

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have cut their own album, Raising Sand, and it is a most interesting collection of duets, out later this month.Take a listen here at NPR's All Songs Considered. The website for the album has more details on this CD, produced by T Bone Burnett. Some video on the project here.

Other music featured on the Sept. 28th episode of All Songs Considered include DJ Mark Ronson's re-mix CD of Bob Dylan, Martin Simpson, Small Sins and more. I do like what I have heard so far on the Dylan re-mix.

Radiohead fans get to pick the amount they wish to pay for their new album. No, really.

Traffic to the site has made access difficult for fans at times, but the band's spokesman said it was being worked on.

This will be Radiohead's seventh album, but it is their first without a record label, having fulfilled their contract with EMI following 2003's Hail to the Thief."

Also nominees were announced for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (does codifying these musicians run contrary to your idea of rock and roll?), and the nominees are: Madonna, the Beastie Boys, the Dave Clark Five, Leonard Cohen, Afrika Bambaataa, John Mellencamp, the Ventures, Donna Summer and Chic have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

Speaking of musicians past and present, Springsteen gets his own satellite channel and Eric Clapton's autobiography is out on Oct.9. Details here.

A friend of mine went to see the first Van Halen show with David Lee Roth since 1984 in North Carolina this past weekend. I'll let you know what he thought.

Finally, a very fine live performance by Weather Report at Montreux Jazz in 1976:

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