[Originally Published: October 6, 2009]
Baba O’Riley is the first track on the 1971 album Who’s Next by legendary British rockers The Who. Did you know that the song’s title is a reference to both Meher Baba and Terry Riley? I did not until today.
I don’t know about you, but when writing this I kept having memories of a scene in Freaks and Geeks when Seth Rogen’s character scolds Lindsay Weir for referring to this song as Teenage Wasteland. I would wager a number of our readers have had a similar experience.
Acoustic Syndicate: Leading off this week is this great band formed in 1992 from North Carolina. They disappeared for a little while, but Acoustic Syndicate is back and have two shows scheduled in NC the weekend of Thanksgiving. Source: 5-29-2005[audio:https://glidemag.wpengine.com/hiddentrack/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/acousticbaba.mp3]
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Trey Anastasio Band performing at the E-Factory in Philly on February 11th, 2010.
With the anticipation of the release of The Rainwater LP behind him, Clarence Greenwood (a.k.a. Citizen Cope) is back to his cool and collective musical ways. The New Yorker took the Bowery Ballroom stage last Friday, performing a collaboration of new and old Cope classics for a jam-packed Lower East Side crowd.
Southern sounding singer-songwriter Ken Will Morton’s latest release True Grit brings to mind a cross between Tom Waits, Marah, Steve Earle circa Exit O and Ryan Adams. Whether it’s the safe but solid opening title track to the roots-rock nugget “Gamblin’ Man’s Blues,” Morton can pen a song with an equally strong melody. And thankfully Morton doesn’t ease off that quality pedal for a moment judging by the mid-tempo “Hard Weathered Life.”