Alright With Me
A few cool downloads for today:
Robert Randolph is a guy who's been on the fringe of my musical consciousness for a while. He played a gorgeous steel guitar on the Dixie Chicks' "I Hope," done for a Hurricane Katrina charity record last year. (He's not on the inferior remake of "I Hope" on the Chicks' Take the Long Way.) Earlier this week, he was featured on Monday Night Football. Today I came across a track from his new album, Colorblind, and holy smokes, it's great. It's a cover of the Doobie Brothers' "Jesus Is Just Alright," and it's scary-good enough to make Satan keep his distance. It's posted at the (unfortunately-named) Music Nazi, and it's the Tune of the Day.
Blogworld is abuzz with tunes from Lindsey Buckingham's first album in 14 years, Under the Skin. The mighty Jefito has some tracks from that album, as well as Buckingham's "lost" album, Gift of Screws.
A friend of Jefito's, Jason Hare, has been doing some hilarious stuff lately, riffing on 70s "mellow gold," and he's also doing a weekly chart feature that's not unlike some of the stuff you read here, so go over there and browse.
If you download any of the tracks mentioned here, just remember to delete them from your computer after a few days and go out and buy the albums, kids. It's the friendly thing to do.