Ric Ocasek died on September 15th
while I enjoyed the first three songs from the photographers pit (we were given a draconian photo release to sign, and while I could care less, I might have cared if I made a living from it), the heat and the lack of interaction on instrumental dawdles put me to sleep the further away I got from the stage
I love Dr. John and I worship the ground Armstrong walked on, so what’s not to like, right? How about starting with this: I wasn’t crazy about Ske –Dat- De -Dat The Spirit Of Satch when it was released. “He came to me in this dream and said, ‘Do my stuff — your way,'” said the 73-year-old pianist
I am working up to a full Smokey Robinson review (sneak peek: I like it), but I am giving the honor to Dr. John because any time you’re recording an album of songs made famous by one Louis Armstrong is the time you have the album of the week. The Cash album? I’ve only heard two tracks but the Steve Earle one is killer. Midge Ure????