In this clip from Elvis Costello’s Spectacle program, Jesse Winchester destroys all vestiges of sarcasm and irony left in the universe. Cry along with Neko Case at this piece of pure unadulterated beauty.
Marie Severin, Marvel Comics artist, dead at 89.
She was probably best known for Not Brand Ecch, a series satirizing Marvel’s (and everybody else’s) heroes, but she also co-created Spider-Woman.
Ms. Phair doing an in-store performance supporting Whip Smart. Be still my heart.
Season 2, episode 3 of The Young Ones, featuring Terry Jones as the drunk vicar and musical guest The Damned. (Original air date May 29, 1984.) For all of MTV’s evils, it did introduce the US to this crazy, offbeat British sitcom. I loved it immediately, and watching it now, I feel like it’s aged pretty well. Alexei Sayle was absolutely the show’s secret weapon.
If I had to pick, “Nasty” is my favorite episode. A horror movie theme and a punk band?
It’s an interesting question, although Rick Beato’s rambling and boring video is more a diatribe against artists who don’t allow their videos on YouTube.
I say rock is obviously becoming the new jazz. it’s still valid, of course. (I’m sure y’all have seen the deluge of clickbait articles the last few years announcing rock’s imminent death.) I mean, yes, it had its moment in the spotlight as the dominant form of popular music – a nice, long run – just as jazz did before it. But it’s not going anywhere.
Rock has taken a backseat as niche music now, and I’m okay with that. I’m curious to know what you guys think.
This is pretty old but still worth a look. Lots of vintage synths and some great stories about them.
The Death of Johnny Thunders
by Bob Mehr
The guy who wrote the Replacements Book.
Free Registration Required, but woith it.
Apparently Neil Young has married Darryl Hannah. Either she’s a cinnamon girl, or maybe the man just needs a maid. *rolls eyes*
From 2002, produced by Mick Jones. You know you’re old when you still think a sixteen-year-old song is recent.