Tag Archives: 2011

black metal August 09

My Morning Jacket – Holdin’ On To Black Metal (music video)

This is one of my favorite tracks from My Morning Jacket’s 2011 album Circuital. I was reminded of that when it came up in one of my Spotify mixes this morning. Kind of psychedelic, and definitely rocking, “Holdin’ On To Black Metal” has some great horn lines, plus a chorus of female back up singers. […]

Ben Harper – Rock and Roll Is Free (Live on Letterman in 2011)

“Rock and Roll is Free” popped up on shuffle when I was working out earlier, and I can’t get it out of my head now. It’s a Beatles feeling rocker from Ben Harper’s 2011 album Give Till It’s Gone. It was the lead single off the album, and has a cool animated lyrics video. This […]

common February 14

Common – Celebrate (music video)

I’m celebrating today because it’s Friday, I’m taking next week off to spend with my son, and the second season of House of Cards is out on Netflix today. And I’m celebrating what a great emcee Common is. You should, too.

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Erykah Badu with My Morning Jacket – Tyrone (Live in 2011)

My Morning Jacket did an Unstaged event with American Express back in May of 2011. They had two special guests – Erykah Badu and Rachel Dratch. Erykah Badu was featured on at least two tracks – “Tyrone” and “Wordless Chorus“. “Tyrone” is an Erykah Badu track, and Jim James joins her on vocals. He takes […]

My Morning Jacket with Erykah Badu – Wordless Chorus (Live in 2011)

“Wordless Chorus” is one of the standout tracks from My Morning Jacket’s 2005 record Z. This live rendition of the song is from an American Express sponsored series called Unstaged. The video and audio quality are outstanding. Erykah Badu lends her amazing stage presence and voice to this version of “Wordless Chorus”, taking on one verse […]

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Beck with Neil Young – Pocahontas (Live at the Bridge School Benefit Concert in 2011)

Marlon Brando, Pocahontas and me.

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Gary Clark, Jr. – Move On Up (live in London in 2011)

Gary and band jamming a 9 minute version of the Curtis Mayfield classic “Move On Up”. Live at Bush Hall, London, October 2011.

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