The Race For The Presidency: John Oliver’s evisceration of Donald Trump on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” might not be his finest moment, for one thing even at its cleverest it is self evident, and for another, it won’t reach the audience it needs to, who wouldn’t care even if it did, but once you’ve said that you’ve said everything. Trump is surreally indifferent to the facts. He will say anything to anyone at any time, My gut is Clinton will destroy him in a debate. Incidentally, Oliver got payback for Trump calling out Jon Stewart for changing his name from Liebowitz. Apparently, Trump’s original name was Drumpf…
Recordings: I find the coolness towards the new Kanye West album bewildering. Listening to it as I write this, TSOP is a flawed masterpiece, its flaws are two fold: it lacks focus (the original version was very focussed, the additional tracks diffuse it), and the lyrics are sometimes simply horrible. John Oliver’s West dis “A bored sociopath with a finger-free anus,” is vaguely amusing but completely irrelevant.
Live: So it is Tuesday and I am still thinking of the Who at MSG on Thursday… if this is the last time around… but is it? If it was Friday, well maybe.
Broadway: Out of Towners are getting sick of Broadway and I don’t blame em. I miss the strip clubs and the drug dealers…
Sports: Headline of the day? “Philye: Phil Jackson’s tweets on Stephen Curry make Knicks coach look more like Kanye West”
from Dermot to Nickelback is a highway to hell
seven days later she falls to earth
emotional vocals crooning over a gently plucked acoustic guitar
nostalgia as the last exit to oblivion
The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 11-25-22 – 12-1-22, Jimi Hendrix And Zayn’s “Angel” Reviewed
I can’t see how it can be a hit but it sure deserves to be
Thank you readers, thank you Alanis, thank you, thank you, karma.
a weekend of stardust-spangled grandeur
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – September 1980 (Volume 12, Number 4)
excellent work by future editor John Kordosh
let’s share the music, laughter and love of this past year
an explosion of sounds, images, colors, confetti, and bright lights