Tumbleweed Connection is the Huckleberry Finn of rock. Like beer and unconditional love, it is a gift to the planet, and serves as unassailable proof of the existence of God. You won't find a better singular album, except for maybe Sgt. Pepper's or Revolver.
This book is really two great books in one. The first part deals with her experiences working with a difficult person (referred to as a DP in the book). Most of us, when faced with the day-to-day realities of having to deal with an Alzheimer's patient would run the other way. I speak from experience, as I had two months of this in 2009 when I had to care for my mother, who could no longer live alone because of this disease.
The fact that Larkins actually chose this burden to advance her spiritual growth is amazing for several reasons. First of all, who would actually do this? Secondly, who would choose something this hard to advance spiritually? I mean, if it's all the same to… Read more
Gary Clark Jr. has made a nice, bluesy-sounding pop album. His time has come to shine in the spotlight, and we should give him his due.
But if you are going to make blues guitar gods out of people without including the name Roy Buchanan, that just means you haven't heard his music yet. Wow - are you in for a real treat!
Roy could get more sounds out of one unfiltered Telecaster than Eric Clapton with a hundred stomp boxes. Don't get me wrong - he did use signal processing occasionally, but his raw Telecaster stuff makes you want to smile, grit your teeth, and hurt all over, the way real blues does when it gets down into your bones.