Joe Satriani’s Strange Beautiful Music grew from a cathartic Hendrix experience

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOV. 21, 2002 By Steve Newton Joe Satriani named his latest CD Strange Beautiful Music, although the music on it isn’t much stranger or more beautiful than what the Bay Area guitar wizard has been conjuring over the past few years. The story behind the title has more to … Continue reading Joe Satriani’s Strange Beautiful Music grew from a cathartic Hendrix experience

Affable hipster David Bowie enthrals in Vancouver

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JAN. 29, 2004 Boy, talk about goin' through ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. Although he's always been one of the most charismatic rock stars of all time, David Bowie hasn't always been able--or willing--to connect with a live audience. I recall seeing him at the Pacific Coliseum on the Station to Station tour of '75, … Continue reading Affable hipster David Bowie enthrals in Vancouver