Billy Preston

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008

    Video Savant: Timmy Thomas' “Why Can't We Live Together”

    If you're like me (and I hope this is the only way in which you are like me, for your own good), you go through phases where you obsess on certain songs for days. Recently my musical OCD latched upon Timmy Thomas' “Why Can't We Live Together.” This 1972 hit haunted me during my youth, as its mo ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    What Would Jesus Play?

    Dusty Rhodes and the River Band Raise Classic Rock to a Higher Power

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    Less Grunge, More Strings

    Twelve years after 'Tomorrow,' Silverchair are distorting expectations, not guitars

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Everlasting Sounds

    Ten of the years most timeless records

  • Film

    November 30, 2006

    Not Ready for Prime Time DVD

    OnDVD: Saturday Night Live: The Complete First Season, 1974-75

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2006

    Tonight @ Rhythm Lounge: Brenton Wood

    Late notice for a Long Beach appearance by brown-eyed soul star Brenton Wood, fixture at New Orleans' world-class rock & roll fest the Ponderosa Stomp and lots more. Says Ponderosa: Brown-Eyed Soul isn't about color. It's a way of life—music that is passed from generation to generation li ... More >>

  • Music

    September 11, 2003
  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    Nothing to Prove

    Ikey Owens and the sonic politics of race