I'm referring to albums where one musician plays all the instruments (and possibly also produces the tracks) as opposed to albums by solo artists with a crew of studio sidemen. At the moment I'm…Continue
The Kinks, Love, Badfinger, Tim Hardin, Big Star, Television, Buzzcocks, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Steely Dan, Camper Van Beethoven, Richard X. Heyman, The Posies, Matthew Sweet, Guided By Voices, Built To Spill, Dinosaur Jr., Jayhawks, Elliott Smith
And beyond the boundaries of rock and roll: Bach, James Brown, Parliament, Howlin' Wolf, Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan, Fela Kuti, Ennio Morricone
Interests & Hobbies
Politics, vegetarian cuisine, British shit, chess, stuff...
"Anything by Todd Rundgren, he's in a class by himself on this topic.
But I am ecstatic to see the mention of Adam Schmitt up above.
Any lovers of power pop generally, and of Tommy Keene especially, need to hear his 3 records.
"I still love the Steve Ward CD Opening Night which I might have bought from Not Lame in 2000. And Peter Adams' "I Woke With Planets In My Face" from 2008 is a nice Beatley slice. Both these guys doing it all in their mom's…"
"Quinn - Cool! But I'd say don't even bother trying to find the Sonata Form CD, it was a limited release and I had to chase it for two years before finding a copy. "Cornerstone" and "Basic Glee" are two of my favorite…"
"One important distinction to make is the point of view of a given lyric. For example, one artist might tell stories of life on the streets as a sympathetic observer, like a journalist might and the message is very different than someone else…"
"I strongly support the First Amendement and oppose censorship. However, I don't think there's any question that young people are impressionable and that they imitate those they perceive as their role models. Especially in cases…"
Boogaloo Omnibus & Girlsoul have lost all their sense & invited me to blast a special birthday set of old 45s with them! With Josh Styles, an innocent bystander, on the bill, too! They call it Discophonic Walk & it’s Friday, May 24, 11PM-4AM @ The Commodore, 366 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211. FREE!See More
"It's truly incredible, how his attitude seems to have changed. He PERFORMED with the remaining Monkees, something I swear he said he would never do again after the '80s. It is baffling. As for the meeting, he was so gracious and answered…"
"Harry, I was moved to buy that song based upon your post. And Anna, it is WAY cool to meet Mr. Nesmith. In all of my readings, he was very reclusive and didn't make public appearances...and damn sure didn't reaffirm his former…"
"......hey Eddie....I hope we don't crash cuz (Stan breaks into song...) "I Wanna Go Back!"......you know what I mean pal....I need the plane to "Take Me Home Tonight!" (rim shot.....tip your bartenders..)"
So Mike Nesmith. Yeah. WTF, right? Private, reclusive, mysterious for many years. A couple of years back, he got on Facebook and he posts long, winding tales about himself, his dogs, his home, his past, and a really lovely Mother's Day post last weekend. Photos go up. The whole thing. It's like he disappeared and then came back on his own terms. I didn't know how to take it. I'm a huge Monkees fan, no doubt. And, being a woman/girl of a certain age, I have a favorite and that favorite is Mike.…See More
"My latest brush with "greatness" was being about 2 seats from Eddie Money on a small turboprop out of Waco, Texas, about four weeks ago My friends came up with many great lines that I could have dropped, but my fave was "Hey…"