The Tonys: The Hamilton inauguration, winning a whopping 11 awards. I think I am the only person who has one word for the show: OVERRATED. Still, I am happy I saw it, or I’d be down $1500 checking out the zeitgeist.
Theatre: A new block of tickets went on sale for Hamilton at 1115pm just after the Tonys. I was fast asleep of course but I woke up at 5am, noticed the email, and the best I could get was premium single which was an eye popping $1K (about). Having seen it, I passed on the double dip.
Pulse: The thing not to do is try and protect yourself from senseless acts of violence which are really unprotectable from, through security laws always with a secondary purpose: to take away freedom. From Brussels to Baghdad,Paris to Jerusalem, citizens live with the truth: we can be killed by terrorists as easily as not killed by terrorists.The way to fight terrorism is ECONOMICALLY and through small proxy wars. Till then, live through it.
Live: Dixie Chicks tonight, and the more I listen to their catalog the happier I become. What a terrific band they are, I expect big big things.
Recorded: Listening to the Heavy, Dixie Chicks opening act, and listening to a whole big buncha new releases, I reckin 21 good albums were released last week, a rare feat indeed. Number one? Allen Toussaint. Followed by Amy Klein and The Gotobeds.
Sports: The Penguins win the Stanley Club, amazingly Peru eliminates Brazil from Copa America, Yanks lose, Mets lose, talk about a lost weekend.
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – September 1985 (Volume 17, Number 4)
Rock ‘n’ roll is dead. We’re just dancin’ on its grave
Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 3-17-23 – 3-23-22
a coming of age for modern Arabic pop and not Arabic Sahara garage
Back in 2009 We Went To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Museum New York Annex Here Is Our Report (Before Its Abrupt Closure!!)
kids picking out songs on guitars and discovering they too can do it
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – August 1985 (Volume 17, Number 3)
squirming around on her back like she’d just received a double dose of injectable pig wormer
Money, Money, Money: Buying Tickets In 2023
one of the worst endings to a major concert
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