Music

Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party and Mick Jones of The Clash

Mick Jones of The Clash on Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party PT 1 After reading through the Vanity Fair article online about New York City in the decade of the seventies (James Wolcott, June 2009 issue), I came across a mention of Glenn O’Brien, and what was described as a gritty, interview-style, hour-long television show. Because [...]

Steve Reich’s “Double Sextet” Wins Pulitzer Prize

Steve Reich’s Double Sextet Wins Pulitzer Steve Reich, the New York-based composer, has finally won the Pulitzer Prize for music with his piece Double Sextet. Nominated 3 separate times in the last decade, the panel of judges finally awarded the richly percussive piece that was entered on his behalf for pieces composed in 2008. Double [...]

Keith Richards “Nearness of You” Video

Keith Richards: Nearness of You Video Quoted From You Tube: Keith alone singing and playing piano performing “Nearness Of You” by Hoagy Carmichael and “Sing Me Back Home” by Merle Haggard. These two recordings come from a Keith bootleg called “A Stone Alone,” which features recordings that Keith did back in 1977 when he couldn’t [...]

Looking Glass: Brandy Video

Looking Glass: Brandy Video (1972) Getting into anachronistic culture is fine – I mean, it’s got to have its limits, for sure. The horrid fashion and haircuts that always seem to come back around, where everyone looks like Ron Wood from the time when he was in The Faces with Rod Stewart? Come on, people. [...]

Gerry Rafferty Easter Sunday

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday – to ME! Gerry Rafferty Right Down the Line Video