Category Archives: Frankie Says…

Stream of Consciousness Review: The Sunday Buzz with Sloof, King Bongo, and Sara Rose

Live Show – The Sunday Buzz @ Cafe Nine, State Street, New Haven –  04.10.16   SLOOF: (That’s FOOLS backward) Imagine that Phish and Weezer joined forces to start a surf band. The rhythm section sings and writes the songs, and the drummer plays barefoot. I like that. Fun and sloppy. Personable stage presence. King

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Stream of Consciousness Review: Belle of the Fall

Stream of Consciousness Review by Frank Critelli Belle of the Fall – Earthbound   Beautifully recorded. Lovely vocals. Simple but effective instrumentation. Persistently understated. A playful slow-dance. “They’ll” probably play the fun tracks on the radio. And although they are a welcome distraction, those tracks aren’t necessarily characteristic or representative of Belle of the Fall.

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Stream of Consciousness Review: The Record Company

The Record Company – Give It Back To You  Stream of Consciousness Review by Frank Critelli. Yes.This is exactly what I need to hear: self-help for badasses. Riffy acoustic country blues. Heavy front porch music. Great bass player. Appropriately sloppy – loosely in the groove. “It feels so good doin’ what you want when you know you shouldn’t.”

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Mercy Choir Interview

I joined CygnusRadio.com with the hope of starting an interview program similar to Inside The Actor’s Studio, only on the radio instead of the television. And I had planned to have Paul Belbusti of Mercy Choir as my first guest. I’ve known Paul for years, and I’ve always both enjoyed and/or respected his work. It took a good long while, but I

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Interview with Henry Rollins

  On July 23, Frank Critelli of CygnusRadio.com conducted a 42-minute telephone interview with Henry Rollins (2.13.61). The conversation was recorded on location at The Coffeehouse Recording Studio, engineered by Michael Arafeh. The Mark Twain House hosted Henry Rollins in a spoken word performance on September 15. Visit MarkTwainHouse.org for more information. Cygnus Radio

Newport Dump

I’m pretty sure I don’t know how to blog, so this is mostly up to you.  I’ve been to four consecutive Newport Folk Festivals, and they’ve all been worthwhile experiences. Here’s my quick, down ‘n dirty thoughts on this year’s festival. Day One: Joe Pug would “trade the harvest for the seed.” Thats’s some deep

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