If your complaint about Michael Mc Donald’s brand of city-slicker soul – dating all the way back to the Doobie Brothers – was that it lacked a certain grease-popping earthiness, “Judgement Day” certainly bolsters the argument.Paired with groove-merchant Robben Ford, Mc Donald’s “Judgement Day” has a ballsy gumption that smoothed-out pop hits like “Real Love” — not to mention his more recent plasticine Motown remakes — could scarcely aspire to.Given a chance to cut loose here, though, he does just that — playing with a snarling attitude. As first tastes go, “Judgement Day” couldn’t create a bigger appetite for their upcoming extended collaboration.Nick De Riso has explored music for USA Today, All About Jazz and a host of others.This led Brandon to graduate from Cornell a semester early, giving him five months of freedom to hike the Appalachian Trail with his sister and her best friend.Emily was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, in the city proper.Part of a forthcoming EP called Unfinished Business that’s due digitally on May 7, 2013 via Chonin Records, “Judgement Day” is quite frankly one of the very best things Mc Donald has done. He unleashes a nasty solo — it’s simmering, and then serrated — that works in perfectly attenuated counterpoint.Ford, of course, is as capable of delicately conveyed thoughts as anyone of his generation, having sat in with everyone from Miles to Beatle George to Joni Mitchell.
I said we need to have a chat about sexual history. I also told him that herpes changed my life, quite unexpectedly for the better. We'll use protection and if I feel any symptoms at all, there's plenty of other things we can do. I'm on 1 gram alacyclovir daily and haven't had an outbreak in over a year now with rare occurrences of the tingling sensation that accompanies viral shedding.
Honored as columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, he oversaw a daily section named Top 10 in the nation by the AP before co-founding Something Else!
Nick is now associate editor of Ultimate Classic Rock.
Emily then moved back to Chicago, enrolled at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC), and picked up a job as a cocktail waitress at a high-end concert venue in the city.
Though a city chick at heart, Emily has always had a love for the outdoors.
Though much of his time at Cornell was spent in a lab, Brandon also has an extensive background in performance.