Archive for the 'Frankel' Category

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

If you’ve followed to the tale of Frankel over the past few years you may have noted that the reclusive bard rarely, if ever, performs live anymore.  Frankel’s interpretation of Nick Drake’s “Know“, off the Pink Moon LP, was a highlight of the Frankel solo set (read: without his occasional backing band).  Using loops and […]

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Those who have been around a minute may recall that in 2007 Frankel’s debut LP, Lullaby For The Passerby, ranked as one of my absolute favorite albums of the year.  It remains so today.  Frankel is the songwriting/recording vehicle of Michael Orendy who hangs his hat in the hills of L.A.’s Silver Lake neighborhood.  A […]

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Los Angeles: huge, sprawling, and eclectic, has been likened to microcosm of the country as whole — truly a melting pot of various cultures, ethnicities, tastes and influences.  So is her music.  With various scenes and sub-scenes, rarely has there been a defining “sound” that marks the overall zeitgeist of what is happening in the […]

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Off The Record is a recurring, feature here on the Drunkard, that marries two of my greatest interests; music and travel. Having a locals perspective when visiting a new locale is the difference between experiencing it through the lens of a tourist and of that of a native. Off The Record gathers some of my […]

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Earlier this year, L.A. based singer/songwriter Frankel (Michael Orendy) released what has become one of our very favorite albums of 2007 – Lullaby For The Passerby. An absolute must for fans of Nilsson, Lennon/McCartney, et al. Below is the b-side “Love Leash,” plus two tracks off Lullaby that regularly make my radio show tracklist rotation. […]

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Spring has sprung, and all that jazz, so Frankel’s dreamy indie-pop charms are well suited for the weather. Other than the quality of the music itself, all you really need to know is: Frankel is the nom de plume for L.A.’s Michael Orendy, who plays and produces everything on his new LP Lullaby For The […]