Today in Rock History – January 23nd


1964, The Searchers were at No.1 on the singles chart with the Sonny Bono song “Needles And Pins.” 1966, Big Brother & the Holding Company play their first gig on the second day of the Trips Festival at San Francisco’s Longshoreman’s Hall, this show did not include Janis Joplin, who would join the band in […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Year Of The Cat” by Al Stewart


So, 2013 is not the year of the cat…it’s the year of the snake, but that’s just the hook that led me to choose this fine tune as the first Song Of The Day of a new year. Besides, the Chinese New Year is still a few months off in the distance…so, Happy Rosh Hashanah […]

A Conversation with Alan Parsons


I was privileged to have the opportunity to interview legendary engineer, producer, and artist Alan Parsons. he was promoting a new album he produced by ukelele (that’s right, ukelele) virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro.  “Grand Ukelele” was released on October 2nd.  Link to “Island Fever Blues” Alan checked in via Skype, and we talked about his new […]