Monday, October 31, 2011
The new David Lynch album Crazy Clown Time is exactly what you would expect from America’s greatest contemporary surrealist: crazy clown shit.
Lynch's first solo album finds him meandering through a series of dark dreams and visceral meditations on modern life and society. Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs supplies guest vocals for the opening track, but otherwise Lynch is front and center.
It’s streaming right now at NPR.
Bob Dylan's drawings and paintings are marked by the same constant drive for renewal that characterizes his legendary music.
The Asia Series, a visual reflection on his travels in Japan, China, Vietnam, and Korea, comprises people, street scenes, architecture, and landscapes. Conversely, there are more cryptic paintings of personalities and situations. MORE HERE
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
October 29, 1971, Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on a Macon, Georgia street while trying to swerve to avoid a tractor-trailer. He was three weeks shy of his 25th birthday.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Last month 4AD released a compilation of the best of their 4AD sessions so far (free download here). While it was an amazing compilation, you couldn’t help but look at the tracklist and notice that they hadn’t yet had some of the best artists from their roster in to perform yet. One such artist was Annie Clark aka St. Vincent, but following the release of her Recommended third album Strange Mercy last month Clark and her band paid a visit to the Shangri-La studios in Brooklyn.
Check out the session, which includes four of Strange Mercy‘s best tracks.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
October 27, 1973, Gladys Knight and the Pips started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Midnight Train To Georgia'. It was the group's 18th Top 40 hit and first No.1.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Big Time is the 1988 concert film of the legendary singer songwriter Tom Waits. This is a must see. Unfortunately it is hard to find as it is not available on DVD. It is available streaming on Netflix though. GO HERE
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
October 25, 1969, ‘Sugar Sugar’ by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. It stayed at the top for eight weeks, and was also No.1 in the US, selling over six million copies worldwide. The Archies were a rock group based on comic book characters.
October 25, 1968, The double album 'Electric Ladyland' by the Jimi Hendrix Experience was released. It was also made available as two albums with changed artwork after complaints about the naked women who were pictured on the sleeve. The female models were each paid £5 for the photo shoot and another £5 if they posed completely naked.
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)...
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Country music legend Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized with pneumonia, according to the Ashland, Kentucky, theater where she was scheduled to perform Saturday night. MORE HERE
Here's a Loretta Lynn favorite ... Fist City...
Saturday, October 22, 2011
October 22, 1966, The Beach Boys ‘Good Vibrations’ made its debut on the US singles chart. Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, the track was recorded over 6 weeks in four different Los Angeles studios, at a cost of over $16,000. The recording engineer would later say that the last take sounded exactly like the first, six months earlier. The record would reach No.1 on the US charts in December 1966.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Rock & roll photographer Barry Feinstein, who shot the cover of Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, Janis Joplin's Pearl and countless other iconic works, died today in upstate New York of natural causes. He was 80. MORE HERE
Thursday, October 20, 2011
October 20, 1977, Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd were all killed along with manager Dean Kilpatrick when their rented plane ran out of fuel and crashed into a densely wooded thicket in the middle of a swamp in Gillsburg, Missouri.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I watched a screening of the film last night ...pretty damn good concert film ...the Stones were at another top spot in their careers ...
DVD & CD available soon ... see HERE & HERE
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
October 16, 1976, Stevie Wonder's 'Songs In The Key Of Life', went to No.1 on the US album chart. It was Wonder's third US No.1.And it was the first album I ever purchased.
The album includes so many incredible tracks; here's a favorite...Ngiculela - Es Una Historia - I am Singing...
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is getting yet another award for his critically acclaimed memoir, "Life," which immediately became an international bestseller when it was published in October 2010. The New York Post reports that former U.S. President Bill Clinton will present Richards with the Mailer Prize for Distinguished Biography at the Norman Mailer Center’s benefit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City on November 8, 2011. MORE HERE
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Today John Lennon would have been 71 years old.
IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be relit by Yoko Ono on October 9th 2011 in memory of John Lennon.
GO HERE at 8pm Reykjavik time, 9pm London, 4pm NY, 1pm LA, 5am Tokyo (see your local time here) It will be lit until Dec 8, then Dec 21-28, Dec 31, 2011 and then March 21-28, 2012.
On John Lennon's birthday, Sir Paul McCartney takes bride No. 3 MORE HERE
John's advice to protesters everywhere...
Scientists in England did a recent study and now think they know why some tracks are catchier than others, and claim to have uncovered to catchiest song of all time.
So which song gets the honour of being both the most catchy song ever? Queen’s classic anthem ‘We Are The Champions’. When asked what he though of the news, guitarist Brian May said “Fabulous, so it’s proved then? We truly are the champions”. MORE HERE
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Portishead squeezed a visit to "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" into their tour schedule last night (10/5/2011). The appearance marked the band's first U.S. television appearance since 1998. MORE HERE
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Bert Jansch, one of the most influential British musicians of modern times, has died at the age of 67 after a long battle with cancer. His complex, revolutionary and beautiful acoustic guitar-playing influenced countless musicians. MORE HERE
CEO of such a prominent company to be so genuinely considerate and supportive of the idea that everyone should have access to everything necessary to create. His immense impact will absolutely be felt for years to come and his humble attitude regarding his contributions will continue to be an inspiration long after his passing. MORE HERE
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
October 4, 1978, Country singer Tammy Wynette, was abducted, beaten and held in her car for two hours by a kidnapper wearing a ski mask. He held a gun on her and forced her to drive 90 miles from Nashville, Tennessee. She was later released and the kidnapper escaped.
"He opened the door, held the gun in his left hand and dragged me out of the car. Then he hit me with his fist. I thought, Oh, God, I'm gonna die..." MORE HERE
Newspaper article HERE
Monday, October 3, 2011
The photographer who shot some of the most famous images of The Beatles and other stars of the 1960s has died at the age of 71.
Robert Whitaker died on September 20, 2011 after a long battle against cancer. MORE HERE