Barbara, Tom and Roy

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In The Wall Street Journal this week,
I interviewed Wesley Schultz of the Lumineers on the band’s new single, Where We Are, for my “Anatomy of a Song” column (go here). An amazing story of how a new song’s lyrics were influenced by a car crash 11 years ago that just missed seriously injuring or killing Wesley and his girlfriend (now wife) Brandy. Photo above of Wesley and Brandy, an hour after the accident, at a salvage yard in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Here’s the song…

Also in the WSJ,
I interviewed Barbara Eden (above) for my “House Call” column in the Mansion section (go here). Barbara starred in the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. Here’s Barbara in action…

Here’s more of you reading my latest book, Rock Concert: An Oral History

In London, above, composer-pianist Simon Wallace at the piano. His latest album with wife and vocalist Sarah Moule is Stormy Emotions (33 Jazz), featuring songs Simon wrote with Fran Landesman. For more on Simon and Sarah’s relationship with the late lyricist, go here.

In Denton, Texas, Paul Roark, above, hipped one of the Vinyl Lounge’s DJs (also above) to Rock Concert. The place looks like fun! As the Denton Record Chronicle noted—”New, switched-on Vinyl Lounge: It’s ‘Austin Powers’ meets Tommy Bradford’s van.”

Passion or obsession?
Tom Fine sent along a link to a wonderful documentary on members of the Audiophile Club of Athens in Greece who are seriously into their high-end stereo rigs. Here it is…

Antonio Carlos Jobim radio.
Mark your calendar: On Tuesday, WKCR-FM in New York will play the composer’s music for 24 hours (ET) in celebration of his birthday. You can listen from anywhere in the world by going here.  

Roy Eldridge.
Next Sunday, January 30, WKCR-FM in New York will play the music of Roy Eldridge for 24 hours (ET) to celebrate the trumpeter’s birthday. You can listen from anywhere in the world by going here.  

And finally, here’s Bloodstone singing Natural High in 1973…


Written by: Marc Myers

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