Oscar Win: My choice, Anthony, didn’t win it, but at least Lady Gaga didn’t win Best Song either. “Writing On The Wall” is a fine song, and despite Sam Smith, looking dapper indeed, gave a bad performance (as I’ve noted many times, he is terrible live), swinging back and forth, like a five year old reading the pledge of allegiance, I am not displaced.
More Oscars: Lady Gaga was unwatchable performing an atrocious song.
More More Oscars:Happy now, Leo? Oh one more thing, kudos to Chris Rock for walking through the minefield of racial big bang boom, to make at least one excellent point: why were the 1960s Oscars with no blacks represented not protested? Because black black people were busy protesting real things.
Live: Benjamin Clementine killed it at Mercury Lounge, and I did a good back to back: The Stone Roses on June 30th, Paul Simon on July 1st. And as for this week, still prevaricating over the Who on Thursday.
Reading: Bob Mehr’s The Replacements biography is out March 1st, I’m surprised we haven’t had one before. Also, Barney Hoskyns’ ode to Woodstock “Small Town Talk” is out March 8th. I am pushing through the Bruce bio without too much joy. Did nothing interesting really happen?
Race For The Presidency: “Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke,” Mr. Trump said in an interview with CNN. “I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists.” This guy baffles me.
essential crossover pop just after disco’s height
a nihilist’s anthem
Do You Believe In the Paranormal?
too on the nose
into rock god land
The venue is deeply symbolic
Rock Star Review – ARO Rose “Tarrant”
The Monkees Micky Dolenz & Mike Nesmith’s Farewell Tour At The Town Hall, Sunday, October 24th, 2021, Reviewed
Micky carried Mike for two hours, paid tribute to the Country Americana pop song writers skills, and made certain Nez looked swell
a lame 94K EAUs
“Hard” begs for a live show