Weather: the harshest winter I can remember living through continues with a cold snap that has left even the thieves and murderers unwilling to brave the weather and all of us stranded in our apartments and houses. God help the homeless, deadly cold and brutal loneliness.
Live:with the NBA All Star game at MSG and fashion week in full swing, New York City was the center of the media world, again. West performed an outdoor concert, showed up at the Snoop-Diddy gig, introduced his sneakers to an unsuspecting public and played live at the SNL 40 show. Meanwhile, McCartney played at Irving Plaza on Valentine’s Day.
Recorded: a good week with fine new releases from Drake, Rhiannon Giddens, Martin Sexton, Lil Snupe and more.
Tickets: The Best Buy D’Angelo gig went on sale, along with Rhiannon, Ty Segall, Natalie Prass and Courtney Barnett concerts.
Television: The 40th Anniversary SNL Special was very funny and very very star studied.All four musical guests were first rate.
Politics: Libya, Jordan, and Egypt, are bombing ISIS as I write. Translation, they don’t want to have to learn Farsi.
Death: 60 minutes correspondent Bob Simon, a Jewish man, spent a month in the clutches of Saddam Hussein in 1991 and survived, it took a New York limo driver to kill him.
Sharon Van Etten At The Troubadour, Sunday March 19th 2023
“I always dreamed of playing the Troubadour”
Single by Single review Of Paul McCartney’s The 7″Singles Box Reviewed
a master of melody and less so a master of genre
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1985 (Volume 17, Number 2)
Bill Holdship’s piece on Prince is excellent
Going Steady: New Singles 3-17-23 – 3-23-23 Reviewed
it is like a change in the drill direction
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – June 1985 (Volume 17, Number 1)
Creem, at this point, seemed to be looking for new feeding hands to bite.
US Top Ten Albums Tracking 3-10-23 – 3-16-23
a potential top album of the year.
Dawes At Beacon Theatre, Saturday, March 18th, 2023, Reviewed
Refreshingly honest and considerate