This performance of “Dirty Blvd.” was recorded at David Bowie’s 50th birthday celebration at Madison Square Gardens in 1997. Lou Reed came out on stage for a few songs – including “Dirty Blvd.” and “Queen Bitch”, Bowie’s tribute to Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. “Dirty Blvd.” is from Lou Reed’s 1989 record New York.
Slow Train Coming has been one of my favorite Dylan albums since the first time I heard it. Recorded at Muscle Shoals and produced by Jerry Wexler, it’s got a swampy R&B sound to it. Mark Knopfler plays guitar. It’s the only album from his evangelical Christian era that excites me. It’s got “Gotta Serve […]
In my ongoing hunt for the best musical guests from Late Night With David Letterman, I’ve found that all the clips that are available are digitized from video recorded at the time the show originally aired. So to get access to these clips, it requires someone being obsessed enough to record it on a VCR […]
It’s been a big week. The Supremes upheld the Affordable Care Act, and legalized gay marriage. A good week for America; a good week for Americans. So we’re going to celebrate by posting the last musical guest ever on Late Night With David Letterman on NBC: Bruce Springsteen performing “Glory Days” with the Late Night […]
Just saw Paul Weller a week and a half ago in Boston. So I am, of course, revisiting all the great Weller videos on YouTube. This is one of them. Paul Weller and band doing Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” in 1999 at Greenwich Naval College. It was filmed for a Japanese broadcast.
This was my first time seeing Paul Weller. I just happened to be in Boston that Saturday, and picked up a ticket on Stubhub – Paradise Rock Club is a tiny venue, and the show sold out almost immediately after tickets went on sale. So I felt lucky to get in. And excited to see my […]
The late 80s and early 90s were full of the sounds of Rob Wasserman on bass. Bobby was touring with him, and those shows were circulating among tapers. He was all over the place on Lou Reed’s 1992 album Magic & Loss. He released his own record, with people like Jerry Garcia and Edie Brickell sitting […]