Opening night with Janet Jackson at the Hollywood Bowl
“She has consistently created melodies as memorable as those of best pop writers”
completely original and enjoyable with its polyphonic approach.
a swelling song that immediately sounds timeless
‘These songs came about just before the pandemic hit’
What an impressive number of gigs!
Temples, Eels, and newcomer Ratinoff among these press releases
some artists are braving the pandemic
plenty of emotions and mindsets to explore
the triumphant return of
‘But if you look for it, there is still great beauty to be found’
I have seen many incarnations of the Eels, and the one at the Orpheum on Wednesday night was a very lo-key, intimate and subtle one, with very quiet moments and people listening without making a noise, deeply submerged into Mark Oliver Everett’s son
Perry has not sung with Journey since 1991, and Mark said he hadn’t performed in Los Angeles for 20 years! Nevertheless, his voice is still great, and although he said he was a bit out of breath after singing ‘Lights’, he can still totally hold the high notes in a very amazing way.
I’m surprised to see Eels on the UK charts, I didn’t realize he had a following in the UK and kicking myself for forgetting Paolo Nutini tickets were going on sale for his June 12th gig at Webster Hall. I did the same thing with Amy Winehouse years ago and didn’t scalp a ticket… maybe this time?
I noticed specifically in the tour we did last year that I did not feel that anymore. I felt like such a rock star some nights that it was scaring me. I was probably able to convey it earlier, but I never really felt it until recently. I’m still totally awkward in life.’
The Pains etc would get a lot further with me if they were either better or had a shorter name and Sebastian Bach? Keb Mo? Kelis? Eels? I am in wait and seek mode. Which leaves me with UK folkies To Kill A King, mostly because Cannibals With Cutlery is a great name for an album
Anything interesting here? Lessee Afghan Whigs, Woods, Eels (Eel’s release too much music, you can never catch up), Rodney Crowell, G Love… Relax, I’m joking about G. Love, Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos, The Pains Of being Pure At Heart, Neil Young… Neil Young? Apparently.
Who can remember the Eels’ last effort, ‘Wonderful, Glorious’? Not a very memorable one but it is possible that the prolific songwriter is back.