Bob Dylan. The greatest songwriter America has ever produced. The greatest writer since Shakespeare, I’ve even been told. By someone who’d given it a lot of thought. To celebrate Dylan’s individual brilliance and unique contribution to U.S. culture, each day in December, I’ll be posting a video from YouTube that is either 1) Bob Dylan […]
The title track from Prince’s 1987 album, Sign “O” The Times. A great album, and a great song. But you won’t find the video for it on YouTube – not the Prince version, anyway. I did come across this brilliant cover of it by Muse, though. Recorded earlier this year at the BBC. [Ed. Note: […]
[Ed. Note: They took down the music video for some reason. We found this live version from Three Sides Live instead.] I saw this video on MTV back in the day dozens of times. It’s burned into my memory banks. Gotta love those silver jackets when they’re playing the horn section.
1987. The year I turned 16. And the year Love and Rockets had their biggest hit, due in large part to the airplay this video got on MTV. Classic MTV. 120 Minutes. Remember that show? That was the cutting edge back in those days!
Rod Stewart has a new autobiography out. There was an excerpt in the Rolling Stone. Apparently, he and Elton John are buddies. Rod Stewart makes me think of Faces. Which makes me think of Ron Wood and Ian McLagan, too. And this song. “Stay With Me”.
I first became aware of Pharoahe Monch when I heard the single “Clap” last year. This was in the lead up to the release of his record W.A.R. (We Are Renegades), his first since 2007. There was a lot of hype proceeding the release – he is considered one of the greatest lyricists in hip […]