Category Archives: Frankie Says…

Interview with Paul Belbusti – December 2016

Paul Belbusti and Mercy Choir continue to write and record beautiful and challenging music. Each new record becomes my favorite in Belbusti’s ever-growing discography.  This interview was recorded in December 2016 at The Crow’s Nest, Branford, CT, engineered by Rick Allison. Paul talks about his songwriting and this new record, Like a Fountain Stirred.    

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Stream of Consciousness Review: “I’m a Boy” ep by Lys Guillorn and Her Band

Lys Guillorn and Her Band I’m a Boy 5-song ep (Stream of Consciousness Review by Frank Critelli) March, 2017 Starts strong right our of the gate. This Townshend tune sounds particularly powerfully coming from Lys Guillorn. Definitiely a cool early-60s vibe happening here. Mystery. Darkness. Importance. Melodic. Imagine Patti Smith fronted the early Who, Zombies,

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Stream of Consciousness Review: The Sawtelles – 8×3

Yep…it’s The Sawtelles, alright. I’d recognize them anywhere. Yet… wait. What’s happening here? Why do I like this more than usual? It’s more minimalist, and it’s minimalist w/ more. The sax just slugged me. I’m knocked out loaded. Peter’s lyrics and as good as Dylan’s. Or Lou Reed’s. Julie’s drums are an ever-evolving and deepening

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Stream Of Consciousness Reviews: Shovels & Rope / Dana Twigg

Stream of Consciousness Reviews by Frank Critelli Shovels & Rope Little Seeds Breaking open the plastic, I already know I love this record. They’ve sharpened. But they’ve maintained the same spirit on O! Be Joyful! The new (but minor) studio tricks they’ve learned haven’t made them slick. That’s a good thing. “Honey, take a bow!”

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