Amazon.com: Book - The Rolling Stones.
Coming December 15. An amazing list of photographers’ work in here.
Telegraph.UK: Did Bach’s wife write his finest works?
“Many of her papers are said to have been destroyed after her death, leaving little trace of her legacy.” Somewhat suspicious in itself. None of us create in a true vacuum.
Mashable: No (Country) Strings Attached - Swift’s ‘1989’ Proves Her Pop Prowess.
You don’t actually have to read the link; just a lever for an opinion. In spite of the little young innocent routine, Ms Swift is a canny businesswoman already. Did you know “Swift earned $18 million in 2009, $45 million in 2010, $45 million in 2011, $57 million in 2012, $55 million in 2013 and $64 million in 2014.” [Wikipedia] Hadn’t occurred to me. I look at her completely differently knowing that. With over a hundred million bucks in the bank, I could ‘shake off’ a whole lot too.
BBC: Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies, aged 71.
We all now reside in the white room with black curtains. RIP, man.
Vimeo: Roy Kafri - Mayokero (Music Video).
Demented and well-done.
Geek out. First time I’ve heard John Glenn’s flight since that orange 45RPM record that came with my GI Joe space capsule.
Sharing my personal work-in-progress ‘70s playlist on Spotify. The first eight hours are pretty solid; I have to work on the last half to get the mix better. Take that, Peter Quill.
UPI: Led Zeppelin sees ‘Stairway to Heaven’ lawsuit move forward.
You knew this would happen. LZ will settle out of court, yet again. I point you back here, for the umpteenth time. Settled out of court for “Dazed and Confused.” Settled out of court over “Whole Lotta Love.”
Joss Stone Feat. Jeff Beck – No Man’s Land: Green Fields of France.
Video. In remembrance of those lost in WWI. Can purchase the single November 2.
YOU+ME: rose ave., album out now.
Been waiting for this. I think it’s great. Alicia is, of course, Pink! in pop venues. She’s so Doylestown, even still. It’s endearing. Come to Santa Fe, play the Lensic you two. I’ll be there.
Youtube: Glen Campbell - I’m Not Gonna Miss You.
The famed singer is in the final stages of cognitive decline, and it seems his record company saved this for us.
Vanity Fair: Why a Street Criminal Stole a Multi-Million-Dollar Violin.
“If you look at it another way, there was something dangerous and almost deranged about it, the kind of crime Abbott and Costello might plan, after consultation with Cheech and Chong and Martin and Lewis.”
The New Yorker: Copywrong.
I expect better of you, New Yorker. You’re on my watch list now.
OpenCulture: Prof. Iggy Pop - BBC’s 2014 John Peel Lecture - “Free Music in a Capitalist Society”.
Info on where to find it in the last para.
Youtube: Haiku - ‘Chasing Jeff Beck down a dark alley with a loaded guitar (studio).’
Heh. Totally unfamiliar with the group.
NPR: Neil Young’s Writes Of His Love Affair With Cars.
Youtube: Sia - Chandelier - Tango improvisations by Charlotte & Cedric.
Something different. It always shames me as a male when guys don’t bother to even try to dress the part.
Mashable: Best Guitar Solos - 50 Songs That Shred.
This is like asking rock stars for political opinions. Like we all look to Mashable for guidance on our musical tastes?
Face melting? Try the opening minute or so of Jeff Beck’s “Gets Us All In The End.” I think that album, Flash, so overproduced by Nile Rodgers, is the reason Jeff hasn’t delved back into any pop/rock. Where can one go from that effort? The opening solo is so insane, so over-the-top, he can say he’s done everything there is to do in the genre and walk away with his head held high. As some wag commented, “it’s the sound of Jeff Beck being electrocuted by his toaster.” And it’s glorious.
Colossal: Polyphonic Overtone Singing Demonstrated by Anna-Maria Hefele.
Youtube: The Story of You+Me.
Alecia Moore and Dallas Green. See if you recognize Alecia. She remains so charmingly “Doylestown.”
ABC: Experts - Chopin’s Heart Shows Signs of TB.
“The experts said heart is ” very well preserved,” but they did not open the jar.” The benefits of a long soak in quality cognac.
Vimeo: Fleetwood Mac “Rhiannon (Luxxury Edit)”.
Slate: A brilliant cellist embraces the Devil’s Music.
It’s gonna be one of those days, methinks. Dracula, Devil’s music ...
Youtube: Jack White at Château de Fontainebleau - A Take Away Show.
Unplugged. Definitely cool.
94.7 WCSX: ZZ Top/Jeff Beck Tour CANCELLED.
Dusty Hill of ZZ Top fell on his hip onboard the tour bus, and got injured. Best wishes for a fast recovery, Dusty!
Later: Hold the phone. Jeff’s going to pick up some of the dates as a solo. Stay tuned to your local venue.