Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
|Sweetest man I've ever known|
Sunday, December 23, 2012
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Lenny Kaye on the Nuggets LP, released 40 years ago: "And of course the bottom line is that all of these are great songs. They're just not genre pieces. There has been a lot of archaeological dig in the world of garage since Nuggets. But to me, what made the album initially attractive beyond any musical philosophizing was the fact that every one of these songs were great songs beyond genre."
Hat tip: Allen Larmin.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Posted by Shouting Thomas Torment at 10:15 AM
Monday, December 17, 2012
Posted by Ted Barron at 2:36 PM
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Milt Jackson & Sly Stone for Schlitz Malt Liquor (:58)
Review and Photos: Jacob Blickenstaff
The Monkees, reunited with guitarist Michael Nesmith for the first time since disbanding in 1971 (not counting a few fitful UK dates in 1997), played the final show of their US tour at the Beacon Theater on December 2, 2012. The reunion with Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork came after - and possibly as a result of - the untimely death of Davy Jones last February.
Even while reverting to playful bits of vaudeville humor between songs, The Monkees mostly avoided schtick and focused on the great and under appreciated value of their music (cough, cough, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, cough). The group dug deeply into album tracks, including sections devoted to "HEAD" and lesser known tracks from "Headquarters," the self-produced album that The Monkees released to assert their autonomy as a band. This did not detract from their well-loved and exceptionally crafted hits, many of which, as Dolenz pointed out, were written by stellar talents such as Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, Gerry Goffin and Carole King, Neil Diamond, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill, and Harry Nilsson, among others.
Embracing their innovative role within television and film, the stage setup prominently featured a continuous video projection that collaged and referenced everything from campy cash-in TV commercials to clips from the subversive, satirical film "HEAD." Video montages were used twice to pay tribute to Davy Jones, and when it was time for "Daydream Believer" (Jones' signature song) Dolenz invited a young woman from the audience to lead an audience sing-along.
Despite the absence of Davy Jones' irreplaceable charm and charisma, the concert scratched a deep itch on Monkees fans' backs, honoring the depth and creativity of their music while becoming again, for two vivid, flickering hours, the multimedia pop-culture stars they are. By embracing both their creative and pop-culture powers (as their best work always has) the concert resolved the paradox of The Monkees; born inside a cathode ray test tube, they emerged as musical artists yet remained inside the medium, reconciling the artistry and artifice with integrity in a way that no 90's boy band or American Idol has yet to do.
Set List - Beacon Theater, December 2 , 2012
Compiled by Teri Landi
Last Train To Clarksville (Micky lead vocal)
Papa Gene's Blues (Mike lead vocal)
Your Auntie Grizelda (Peter lead vocal)
She (Micky lead vocal)
Sweet Young Thing (Mike lead vocal, Micky on brushes and box)
I'm A Believer (Micky lead vocal)
I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone (Micky lead vocal)
I Wanna Be Free (Davy Jones video tribute)
You Told Me (Mike lead vocal)
Sunny Girlfriend (Mike lead vocal)
You Just May Be The One (Mike lead vocal)
Mary, Mary (Micky lead vocal)
The Girl I Knew Somewhere (Micky lead vocal)
For Pete's Sake (Peter lead vocal)
Early Morning Blues And Greens (Peter lead vocal)
Randy Scouse Git (Micky lead vocal & kettle drum)
Daily Nightly (Micky lead vocal, Mike making Moog synth noises)
Tapioca Tundra (Mike lead vocal)
Goin' Down (Micky lead vocal)
Porpoise Song (Micky lead vocal)
Daddy's Song (Davy Jones video tribute, dance clip from movie - band synchs to Davy's vocal & original track)
Can You Dig It? (Micky lead vocal)
As We Go Along (Micky lead vocal)
Circle Sky (Mike lead vocal)
Do I Have To Do This All Over Again? (Peter lead vocal)
Davy Jones video tribute (various songs)
Daydream Believer (audience sing along with Micky)
What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round? (Mike lead vocal, Peter on banjo)
Listen To The Band (Mike lead vocal)
Pleasant Valley Sunday (Micky lead vocal)
Friday, December 14, 2012
Watch out, mister...here comes the TWISTER!
Posted by J.R. Williams at 2:11 PM
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Posted by Kogar the Swinging Ape at 4:53 PM
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Posted by Kogar the Swinging Ape at 4:07 PM
Otis Redding Memorial statue, Macon, Georgia.
9/9/1941 - 12/10/1967
Note the Macon Coliseum in the background.
Monday, December 10, 2012
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Monday, December 3, 2012
Attention North Texas Ichibaners/Nortonites: Don't miss the D/FW Norton Records Benefit Show in Fort Worth! Sunday, Dec. 9th! Details Here!