Music industry veteran Bill Bentley on recent releases by The Bo-Keys, The Bones of J.R. Jones, John Doe, Brian Eno, The Mike Eldred Trio, Michael Fracasso, Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue, MIchael McDermott, The Suffers, and Them.
For someone who is best known as one of the foundations of ambient music, Brian Eno has cut a broad swath through the pop world. The strength of his creations is that he bows to no one, does exactly what he wants and, really, never looks back.
Astrologers and Dr. Drew discourse on Amy Winehouse's passing while her album sales soar, Marianne Faithfull talks girl Power with Cat Power, Mastadon singer's house for sale on Craigslist, and Jimmy Page says he'll never tweet or blog.
Eno doesn't have time to promote his new album, he's too busy making time; Nikki Sixx gives lecture to photography students in Los Angeles; and Poly Styrene leaves her rather small estate to her daughter.