American music; Ringo’s 80th and Debbie’s 75th; RIP Carl Reiner, Johnny Mandel, Pete Carr, Max Crook and The Left Banke’s Tom Finn.
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The start of a weird summer. Also, John Prine’s farewell, The Chicks, Public Enemy and The Clams.
Another show heavily influenced by current events, with newbies from Bettye Lavette and Bob Dylan.
Songs for a national protest. Also, new offerings from Dion and friends, Billie Joe Armstrong and Spygenius.
Birthdays: Curtis Mayfield, Suzi Quatro and me; and Black Lives Matter vs. cops behaving badly.
Lys Guillorn and Her Band I’m a Boy 5-song ep (Stream of Consciousness Review by Frank Critelli) March, 2017 Starts strong right our of the gate. This Townshend tune sounds particularly powerfully coming from Lys Guillorn. Definitiely a cool early-60s vibe happening here. Mystery. Darkness. Importance. Melodic. Imagine Patti Smith fronted the early Who, Zombies,
Live Show – The Sunday Buzz @ Cafe Nine, State Street, New Haven – 04.10.16 SLOOF: (That’s FOOLS backward) Imagine that Phish and Weezer joined forces to start a surf band. The rhythm section sings and writes the songs, and the drummer plays barefoot. I like that. Fun and sloppy. Personable stage presence. King
Stream of Consciousness Review by Frank Critelli Emitt Rhodes – Rainbow Ends Being an abused husband can be toe-tapping and melodic. Clean. Well-recorded. All the right notes (for better or worse). Actually, Emitt is fairly badass for an old softy. Shit – now I actually feel sorta sorry that this swell fella had to
The Record Company – Give It Back To You Stream of Consciousness Review by Frank Critelli. Yes.This is exactly what I need to hear: self-help for badasses. Riffy acoustic country blues. Heavy front porch music. Great bass player. Appropriately sloppy – loosely in the groove. “It feels so good doin’ what you want when you know you shouldn’t.”
Talking with Henry Rollins was an interesting experience from start to finish. I’d always admired his work and his outspoken crazy wisdom (I’ve even used several of his videos from The Big Think in my senior English class as inspiration during the week before graduation), and it was July when I saw on Facebook that