Thursday, March 14, 2019

High On Rebellion


"It's just Halloween. I've got my Bob Dylan mask on. I'm masquerading." -Dylan, 1964

Photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Strikes Again


Hal Blaine
Rest In Peace

Fare thee well to the heartbeat of the Wrecking Crew. Hal Blaine played on “Be My Baby,” "He's A Rebel," "Da Doo Ron Ron," "River Deep – Mountain High," "Hungry," "Kicks," "You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies," "Let's Live for Today," "Surf City," "Strangers in the Night," "Dizzy," "Good Vibrations," "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Another Saturday Night," "Eve of Destruction," "California Dreamin', "Sweet Young Thing," "Along Comes Mary," "Return to Sender," "Stoned Soul Picnic," three of my all-time favorite albums (Forever Changes, Bookends, and Pet Sounds), and on and on and on... The man recorded an estimated 6000 singles!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Portrait Of The City As A Young Yuppie


It's heartbreaking to get the news that the White Horse was sold to real estate scum, who will surely strip every bit of history from that storied room. Dylan Thomas must be spinning in his grave.