Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ray Manzarek Remembers, Remembered

Ray Manzarek died earlier this week.  As a founding member of the Doors, certainly one of the most memorable bands from that rock era, Manzarek was all about blues.  Here, alongside blues guitarist Roy Rogers, with whom he often partnered, Manzarek reminisces:

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Norma and Cecelia

Hate to get swept up in advertising, but here are the trailers for Cecelia Bartoli's forthcoming recording of Bellini's Norma.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

The Breeders and Last Splash

Remember The Breeders? This indie rock band, spun off from the fabled Pixies, has recently reunited for at least a concert or two. Here you can experience their acclaimed 1993 album, Last Splash, including the memorable "Cannonball":