The First 22% Of The 21st Century: pretty disastrous though figure that the first 20% of the 20th century included the Great War and table setting for a great depression and WWII. This century opened with an attack on New York and spiralled out of control ever after, even a worldwide pandemic was only part of the story.
But musically: there was a tipping point that reached us with streaming and it had an adverse effect on music as such. Omnipresent isn’t a simile for omnipotent and stretched to its outer limits there is no centrifugal forced here.
Streaming: the 2022 streaming experience was pretty darn good, show me a world in which I can stream every season of “Death In Paradise or “Murder, She Wrote” and I’ll show a better mousetrap.
What’s My Line: Not all of it but the seventeen years o CBS Sunday are amongst the greatest game show of all time. Being able to be this far back and seen as a whole it was a truly remarkable and seeing so many stars of the 50s and 60s, great names from the 40s like Walter Brennan and Barry Fitzpatrick show up, Alfred Hitchcock, Phil Silvers. I may write more about the show at a later date but for now give yourself a treat.
On Broadway: is it back yet? I went to quite a few plays last year are from “& Juliet” to “Some Like It Hot” they have been disappointing in the extreme. That upcoming Britney Spears musical is more of the same.
Movies: the Christmas season was horrible and at some point in time, what will we do about movie theatres??
Why Is Everyone Playing Arenas?:I noticed it with Red Hot Chili Peppers and from The Weeknd to Morgan Theatre it has been all 60K seaters plus
it has been four years since her last long player
quickly get your music noticed
A fast rock & roll song performed with a retro punk vibe
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – April 1983 (Volume 14, Number 11)
the final issue edited by Susan Whitall
hard rock meets classic rock meets Americana
Chuck D is at the Grammy Museum
On The Red Carpet For The Screening Of “The Beast Inside” At The Angelica Cinema, Sunday, January 29th, 2023: pictures by Billy Hess
a powerhouse performance by Sadie Katz and SohoJohnny as you never thought you’d see him
that SNL gig was excellent
Miley rises to top of the celebrity food chain
captivating, hooklined, country pop songs