The Friday Factor – Lingo – 3/5/2011

Every musician that I’ve met has gone through the same situation in some fashion. We’ve all had those gigs where either the crowd was absent, literally, or was there but didn’t care to watch or take part in the show. We also know that sometimes those nights are some of the best shows or “rehearsals” that the band does, when all preconceptions and predeterminations are tossed aside, and the band just plays and tests the limits of their craft. This show was one of those nights for Lingo. Thanks to “Taper” Steve Kwarten who decided to come out and see …..more →

Keith Emerson 1944-2016

I was deep into my Genesis phase as a kid when my mom came in one day and gave me a copy of Keyboard Magazine. I can’t remember the year of the edition, maybe 1990, but the cover story was about a keyboardist named Keith Emerson. Keith Emerson? The name did not ring a bell in my 14 year-old head, but I went ahead and read the article. I remember it being a very in depth article about this man and how he approached writing music, in particular a song called Eruption, the first of seven parts in his 20-minute …..more →

The Friday Factor (Repost) – Ancient Harmony – 4/13/2007

Here’s a quick tidbit. My process for Friday Factor shows deals with digital fate. I mathematically, randomly pick which show I would like to work on for the Friday Factor. Sometimes, the show that pops up from my stash just happens to be a show that is not only already up on Archive for all to hear, but in good enough quality too. A prime example of this is today’s Friday Factor of Ancient Harmony live at Charlie O’ Corley’s in Valdosta, GA on April 13, 2007. Uploaded by Marcus P, this is a classic Harmony show from what we …..more →