On My Mind
Heylo Bassers! Here is another installment of my InterMagsView where I sit down and bribe really cool bass players with food and wine to talk to me about really cool stuff!
My interview below is with Sal Maida. We had a very nice chat about his new book, playing bass in the 70s and just shot the breeze over dinner this spring at Kefi on the Upper West Side –
Mags: When you sat down to write Four Strings, Phony Proof, and 300 45s what was your intention? …
Heylo Bassers! Here is another installment of my InterMagsView where I sit down and bribe really cool bass players with food and wine to talk to me about really cool stuff! My interview below is with Zev Katz. We had a very nice chat over brunch this spring at Serafina’s on the Upper West Side – Native New Yorker, Zev Katz has played with Roxy Music, Hall & Oates, Jeff Beck, Sheryl Crow, and the list goes on-and-on. Currently, he holds the bass chair on the Broadway show “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”.
Hello Internet Folks!
I’ve been busy this past year. You know, doing really important things like making life. Anyway, Ted and I welcomed our baby daughter on February 2nd, Charlie-Catherine. Some people have told me that being a mom will be the most difficult thing that I’ll do in life. Yes, being a mom is difficult, but you want to know what the most difficult thing that I have ever done in life?
Heylo Bassers! This is my first installment of my InterMagsView where I sit down and bribe really cool bass players with food and wine to talk to me about really cool stuff! My first interview is with Mike Visceglia.
Cheap Trick is one of my feel good, favorite time bands. Oh Caroline may not be my favorite Cheap Trick song, but it has definitely made an impression on me.
The opening drum beat and hot lick… then Robin Zander sings:
Oh Caroline – My life shined when you walked in
Oh Caroline – My world shined when you came in
His heart dropped; he was struck by a lightening bolt – he fell in love IMMEDIATELY! He would (go to the end of the world) for your love!
The song starts off so sweet, and sincere, and full of love and hope – and then….
Anyone who’s reading this is a fan of Mags (who isn’t?) so when she asked me to be a guest columnist on her blog, I was pretty flattered. Well, first I was kind of vomity, but then I was flattered. I’m not a musician and I’m not a music critic, I’m just a chick who likes her tunes and tries to keep an ear to the ground, but if Mags figures that’s enough, then I’m down with it.
So, yeah, I know that “The Best of” or “The Top” lists are pretty much fraught with conflict, and you’re just setting yourself up for someone to say “You totally should have included this!” or “How could you have missed that?” I get it. Everyone’s got their faves…