Norah Jones Two Needed Better Material

by Kevin Burton    Had a quick notion a few years ago to poke my musical head out of the seventies and try some 21st-century artists.    A friend recommended Maroon 5, John Mayer and Norah Jones. I loved the debut records from those three so much, I bought their follow-up records.    Then for …

Opening Another Can Of John Mayer Music

by Kevin Burton    It turns out my inelastic brain, not just a fondness for The Stylistics and Little River Band, keeps me spinning old tunes, not trying the new ones.     In a recent post I explained that my brain’s corticofugal network recognizes the music I am hearing and keeps me grooving by helping …

My Brain Prefers Old-School Music

by Kevin Burton    Regular readers of my Tuesday posts may be shocked to learn there is music from the current millennium that I like.    No, I’m not all about the Beatles and Steely Dan.        There are three albums in particular that I have played in heavy rotation at times.  They are not …