Monthly Archives: October 2013

October 31

Mazzy Star – Fade Into You (Live on Conan in 1994)

Mazzy Star released Seasons Of Your Day –┬átheir first album in 17 years – about a month ago. It’s pretty good, and I was excited to see that they’re coming through Detroit in a few weeks. They’re playing at the Majestic Theater. Here they are playing their most well known song – “Fade Into You” […]

October 30

Lou Reed & John Cale – Smalltown (music video)

I remember when I was discovering the Velvet Underground as a freshman in college. The first time I listened to The Velvet Underground & Nico, I was like, “people like this shit?” A few months on, I was drinking their stuff up like an astronaut drinks Tang. I bought the Songs for Drella record – […]

October 29

Lou Reed – Busload of Faith (Live on Letterman in 1989)

I’ve been trolling the Tubes for Lou Reed videos as part of my mourning process. I’ve stumbled across a couple of gems along the way. Here’s an example. Lou Reed with Paul Schaffer and his band, with Buddy Guy and James Cotton. And look at those mullets! The guitar player in Letterman’s band and Lou? […]

October 29

The Clash – Straight To Hell (Live in 1982)

Here’s The Clash doing one of my favorite tracks from Combat Rock. Lyrically, it’s pretty intense. “It ain’t Coca Cola, it’s rice.”

October 28

My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges (Live on Austin City Limits in 2008)

Before seeing the Americanarama tour this summer, I had a passing familiarity with My Morning Jacket. I’d listened to Circuital, had enjoyed some of their nicely executed covers, but they just hadn’t grabbed. Then I saw them at Pine Knob (aka DTE Music Theater) on the Americanarama tour. They opened up with “Evil Urges”, and […]

October 27

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young – Southern Man (from Journey Through The Past)

“Southern Man”, for me, has always been one of Neil’s great, epic rockers. It exists in that rarified air with “Cowgirl In The Sand”, “Like A Hurricane”, and “Cortez The Killer”. It has one of those Neil solos you can get lost in, if only for a minute or two. When I look at the […]

October 26

Lou Reed – Dirty Boulevard (Live on Night Music in 1989)

Lou Reed’s New York album came out in January 1989. I was 17. It’s a gritty, sometimes angry and thought provoking album. At least to my 17 year old mind. The songs and their subject matter resonated with me, and they still do today. “Dirty Boulevard” was the big single from the record.┬áHere he is […]