It Has Arrived: “Kansas City” – The New Basement Tapes

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After months of anticipation, The New Basement Tapes’ album, “Lost on the River”, has arrived. After an initial listen, I’m blown away. This amalgam of superstars fuse together seamlessly to create the sort of music we don’t hear enough of. My favorite track (so far) is titled “Kansas City”, featuring Marcus Mumford on lead vocals. Note Johnny Depp’s sitting in the studio on electric guitar.

Here’s my one request: Set a calendar reminder to stay in and order delivery food the night of November 21st. That night, Showtime’s “Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued”, a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the making of Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, will air for the first time.

PS – The photo above is of Bob Dylan in 1967, in the same house he wrote these lyrics in Woodstock, New York.

Monday Playlist: Creative Destruction

Creative destruction: A term coined by Joseph Schumpeter to denote a “process of industrial mutation that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one.”

In order to reach our full potential, we must conjure up a potent mixture of creativity, determination and luck. Learn from your mistakes and your successes, and keep your eye on the prize. Continue to hone your craft. Constantly raise your goals and standards. If you reach a level of complacency and stop pushing yourself, someone else will take your place before you can get through this playlist.  Watch your throne, and enjoy the tunes.