Friday, January 29, 2016


What an odd, unrealised, occasionally sublime, more often half-cocked group they were, the Airplane

Rickety not-quite rock, songs that seemed half-written, erratic or strained vocals, variable quality and painfully of-their-time lyrics, embarrassing posturing ... yet moments of piercing beauty

Not that many featuring Kantner as sole songwriter, or singer,  it has to be said, but this cowrite with Balin on vocals is diamond

Otherwise - mirroring my Fleetwood Mac strong bias to Nicks and nothing but (not totally true but near enough) - it's all about Slick and her songs for me

one of my favorite record covers, though, After Bathing At Baxter's

Never quite managed to get into this despite "liking the idea"

overall the San Francisco scene seems like one of the largest ever discrepancies between Legend and what can be gleaned from the actual recorded relics

you really had to be there

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

the Enshitenment (#1)

what would Bryan find more appalling?

the shite-ification of one of his greatest songs?

or the trousers that DB's wearing?