Ian Robins Dury was born in Harrow, West London on 12th May 1942. His mother, Peggy Dury, was a health visitor and his father, Bill, was a bus driver and chauffeur. His parents separated after the end of the Second World War and Ian and … Continue reading Ian Dury
For the record, the first rock festival in history was the little-remembered Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival in Marin County, CA, June 10-11, 1967. Most of the acts came out of the San Francisco scene and represented bands that had played at Avalon and … Continue reading Woodstock Revisited
“When I hear a rock riff, I hear something that’s very tied to the drums. There’s a funky aspect to the way it works. But a great rockabilly riff operates on so many levels. I hear blues, country, and jazz. I hear big bands and … Continue reading Album Review – 40 – Stray Cats
So if you meet me Have some courtesy Have some sympathy, and some taste Use all your well-learned politesse Or I’ll lay your soul to waste, So here we are, my fourth (should be fortieth) Rolling Stones concert. I’ve seen two by myself, one with … Continue reading Stones – No Filter Tour – Gillette Stadium, July 7, 2019
No, this isn’t a posthumous (Reed died in 2013) collaboration nor has Lou come back from the dead. This was a songwriting collaboration, and Nils has released this new album around it. Now I don’t follow either of these guys that closely so apparently some … Continue reading Featured Album – Blue with Lou – Nils Lofgren/Lou Reed
Eagles, circa 1976 (l-r) – Don Felder, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner “We were all reading books about the Hopis and in the Hopi mythology, the eagle is the most sacred animal with the most spiritual meaning. I think it’s a beautiful … Continue reading An Eagles Sixpack
I’ve been listening to music for a long time. And like you, there are songs I love and songs I don’t love. But as these things go, there is another category which I call: “Songs Which I Loved Once Upon a Time But Now Can … Continue reading Songs I Once Loved But Now, Well ….