Someone finally played Charles Barkley Bob Dylan’s Only a Pawn in Their Game.
Charles Barkley at Tuesday’s Turner-CBS NCAA Tournament Media Day: “The Republicans always do a good job of dividing and conquering. They do a really good job of making black folks, poor white folks and Hispanics not like each other. Everybody wants to talk about black and white, when the situation is really about rich people […]
Is there a future in pop music? I ask in 2002.
About 20 years ago, my best friend and I had a freeform college radio show that was on from 2-4 AM. If you were within forty miles of campus and you were somehow wired on cocaine, lonely and desperate you could listen to us. Despite the fact that we very likely had about seven listeners, […]
Goodbye Pat Dinizio
So sad just heard that Pat Dinizio has passed. He made the Maynard G Krebs look cool again. Wonderful voice. Wonderful Songwriter. Was hoping I’d get to see them open for Dave Davies, but that won’t happen now. Saw the Smithereens live in the mid-80s at Northwestern. Loved everything except Pat singing frown instead of […]
Happy New Haven Anniversary Jim
Today is the 50th Anniversary of the New Haven macing and subsequent arrest of Jim Morrison on stage. I’m also a big fan of the tribute to this show in the middle of Heath Ledger’s football field serenade during 10 Things I Hate About You
The Killing Revenge of the Ipod
I used to think what a marvel the Ipod and other new technology was. Here I could have all my music, my books, my TV shows, my movies and all my writing all in this tiny device where I could access it instantly. But now I realize the other edge of the sword. Whereas once […]
Little Richard National Treasure
I can’t believe that I’ve never seen this before – it is so mind blowingly awesome that I feel honored just to be in its presence.
I’m glad Dick Clark is dead
“The problem,” says Clark, “is that you’re a fucking idealist, and I’m a whore.” I’m too tired to get all up in arms again and make it artful because Dick Clark wasn’t about art – Google Brad Laidman and Dick Clark for the things I’ve written about him in the past. Here is what I […]
Goodbye Davy Jones
I wasn’t old enough to experience the Monkees the first time around, but this two clip from the Brady Bunch is forever etched into my memory. Look how concerned Davy is when he hears about Marcia’s plight. Then again why doesn’t he just leave the recording booth and talk to her and save a trip […]