The Summer That Sting Set Himself Free

A vivid memory has kicked off a few days of music nostalgia. It's 1985 and I'm driving home from the only job in my life that gave me any working-class cred, a summer gig pulling up and replacing carpets at apartment complexes across East Dallas. My thumbs are healing from cuts because I'm too inept to use an X-Acto knife properly, which my boss Eric predicted would happen on day one and considers quite hilarious. The DJ on KEGL makes a big deal out of playing for the first time the first song ... (read more)

'Place to Be' by Hiromi Uehara

Heard this song for the first time tonight on the Concord Records site and couldn't believe how great it was. ... (read more)