Sunday, July 31, 2016

Spirits, by Erik Scott

On his latest album, rock veteran turned solo instrumentalist Erik Scott (Sonia Dada, Alice Cooper) embarks on unique sonic excursions, using his fretted and fretless basses, baritone guitar, keyboards and drum and percussion programming to create ethereal and mystical sounds that bring listeners along on a cosmic ride.

In addition to his 12 enticing original compositions, Scott presents a stunning take on the Lennon/McCartney Beatles classic "Yesterday."

Scott's band on this outing includes Larry Beers on drums, Chris Cameron on organ and piano, Steve Eisen on flute, Hank Guaglianone and John Mader on drums, Shira Kammen on violin, Phil Miller and David Resnik on electric guitar, John Pirrucello on steel guitar and mandolin, Glen Rupp on acoustic guitar, and Ron Schwartz on effects and percussion.

--Raj Manoharan

Friday, July 8, 2016


John Lennon is my least favorite Beatle, and I’m not a John Lennon fan by any stretch of the imagination.

But “Imagine” is one of the best songs of all time, and it is my favorite John Lennon song.

So, in the spirit of John Lennon, just IMAGINE.

--Raj Manoharan

Noel Neill (1920-2016)

For comic book movie and TV fans, you were our first, Noel.

Thank you for your gift.

Please give our regards to Kirk, George, John, Bob, and Jack.

Up, up, and away!

--Raj Manoharan