Tag Archive | The Byrds

Video Clip of The Week: Woods, “New Light”



As someone who goes out of her way to live in the past, I am always intrigued by bands whose members could not possibly have been alive when the groups whose songs their music reminds me of were cranking out the chart-topping hits. That means either I’m so out of touch with what’s popular that I miss all the contemporary references (likely), or the guys in Woods are raiding their (Grand)parents record collections (also possible). Either way, all that matters to me is that I can connect a song like “New Light” with The Byrds’ “My Back Pages” and any Beatles or Rolling Stones song from the mid-sixties that threw a little then-revolutionary backwards-recorded guitar into the mix. Because that is how I roll.

This fun animated clip for “New Light” seems like it would be ideal for viewing on a Sunday morning (check) when you are just waking up from an Acid Hangover. Ask me how I know. The lo-fi animation is inspired by the cover art from Woods new album, With Light And With Love (released July 8th, 2014) – clever and relevant!

Woods is on tour across the USA into late August, and then they take off for Europe through September 27th. Consult the Google to find tour dates in your area. Enjoy!

Woods Band

Video Clip of The Week: The Donkeys, “Blues in the Afternoon”


Oh boy, a road trip video soundtracked by music that recalls the mellow California sound of the 60s as epitomized by bands like Buffalo Springfield and The Byrds: just the perfect thing for enjoying on a Sunday morning while your coffee brews in the kitchen! At just One Minute, 48 Seconds, The Donkeys‘ video for their sublime “Blues in the Afternoon” reminds me of taking the train into Grand Central after a weekend spent in Connecticut, arriving back into the city and suddenly finding yourself heading down town on the subway like the trip out of Manhattan never happened. Maybe it was just a dream. Dreamy.

The Donkeys apparently carry this ‘California Dreaming’ vibe across eleven tracks on their new album, Ride The Black Wave, due for release on June 3rd, 2014 on Easy Sound Records. You can pre-order that at This Link. Enjoy!

Donkeys Band

Remembering Gram Parsons

On This Date, September 19th, in 1973:  Gram Parsons (born Ingram Cecil Connor III) died of a lethal combination of morphine and alcohol in Joshua Tree, CA.  He was 26 years old.