. . . Is An Asswipe." I don't know the man, of course, but this made me laugh.
Unsurprising, but some states apparently don't have much to brag about musically.
Trailer for forthcoming documentary on Tower Records. For those old enough to remember Tower it looks interesting.
"300m album sales, £85m in the bank - but can you name this low profile rock legend who now wears sensible anoraks and grey trousers?"
I couldn't, but your mileage may vary.
As usual with such lists some entries should be ranked lower and some should be ranked higher. But as a whole, it's a credible and interesting list.
Link courtesy of Michael Greenspan.
Kyle Smith does part of a good job. What he misses is that a few of Springsteen's best songs are an awful cheat, the biggest cheat in rock-and-roll I know of. They combine discouraging, sad, even tragic lyrics with upbeat, even exhilarating, music.
But it's one heck of a cheat, so all is forgiven.
A few people--I won't dig up the cites now, but, trust me, I saw them--did indeed predict there wouldn't be an "apocalypse," just a new business model.
And I, for one, don't think the loss of $18 CDs and A&R guys, with their mountains of coke and cheap women on offer, are a big social loss.
A reflective Keith is in good form here. And as long as he remains with us, I hold out hope that almost anybody can live to a ripe old age.
Especially useful if you feel that some of the music of decades ago is better than the great majority of today's music.
Crosby, Stills, & Nash, "Change Partners," Winterland, 10-7-73.
Van Morrison and The Band, "Caravan," Winterland, 11-25-76.
Aretha, "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Fillmore West, 3-6-71.
And Randy Newman performing his savagely satirical "Sail Away," Passaic, NJ, 2-11-78.
That's the truth.