How Much Energy is Left in the Cosmic Fuel Tank?

500x_DrDanger_01 Everyone knows that everything ends, with the possible exception of Madonna's career, but only scientists can take omniversal extinction and put it into equation.  Some scientists have summed up everything that ever was, is, or will be, and put a number on how much can be done before "Heat Death" stops being an awesome name for a band and starts an eternal reality.

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Rosanne Cash "Black Cadillac" -Today's Hot Playlist Pick

Shutterstock_840492_1Being Sunday, I thought Rosanne Cash's beautiful, moving ballad, "God is in the Roses" would make a fine choice. Jon Parelles wrote recently in a review of Black Cadillac for the New York Times that "while the world mourned Johnny Cash, his daughter mourned her father. The songs on “Black Cadillac” aren’t country. They’re stately, Celtic-rooted ballads swimming in rich guitar tones, and they hold back tears as they ponder family and memory, continuity and sorrow." I've linked to the free, full-length Rhapsody tracks (if ou don't have a Rhapsody player, it takes just seconds to download). Posted by Casey Kazan.

Black Cadillac and God is in the Roses

Daily "Hot" Track Pick

Built_to_spill_02l_1Another hot pick by our NYC-based colleague and music whiz, Andrea Graham.

Carry the Zero Built To Spill

Elton John nailed it when he asked 'Why do the sad songs say so much?' Joking aside, the sad songs just hit deeper in the chest, they strike a chord in our broken and bruised hearts, and that makes them much more interesting than sunshine. Masters of melancholy Built to Spill use their expertise in misery to craft this wonderfully reflective and vindictive ode to a passing relationship. Doug Martsch’s writing is just excellent, “You’ve become what you thought was dumb”, simply fantastic. Fans of Teenage Fanclub and the Doves will certainly want to check out Built To Spill.

Today's Playlist Pick

Images_4The daily track for your listening pleasure by our NYC music whiz, Andrea Graham.

Wordless Chorus My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket has been quite the darling of rock critics lately. But every nice word is decidedly deserved. Its hard to sum up this band, but they are really quite incredible. The track I picked for today is “Wordless Chorus” which is part of the live concert/film CD Okonos, which is full of amazing songs. Some of their musical influences include The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, The Band and The Who, not bad eh?

Today's Playlist Pick

Debris The Faces

B_ipod_blk_front_nrThis is our first daily pick of an artist or track for your playlist listening pleasure. Today's review is written by our New York colleague and music whiz, Andrea Graham. Enjoy, and please pass it on.

The Faces have to be in my opinion, the most underrated rock band ever. And, I'll admit it, ten years ago I would have dismissed The Faces simply for the fact that Rod Stewart was their lead man. Adult easy listening stuff aside, Stewart's pre-frosted spikes era with the Faces is some phenomenal stuff. This song, in particular, Debris, features the amazing Ronnie Lane on lead vocals and acoustic guitar joined by Ronnie Wood doing his famous lazy guitar swagger and Stewart adding a nice touch on back up vocals. Its  a relatively quiet song on rock standards, but something about it really captures a sweet nostalgia of a not so perfect relationship. Check out the box set Five Guys Walk into A Bar, almost every song shines in the 80 plus track collection.