I picked up a copy of Def Jam’s Greatest Hits at a thrift shop the other day. There’s a bunch of great tracks on it, like “Regulate” by Warren G and “Shut ‘Em Down” by Public Enemy. Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story” is also on it. And guess what? It’s got a video.
Bob Weir & Ratdog just wrapped up their first spring tour in five years. I was lucky enough to see three of the shows, and each one was a unique and joyous experience. In Chicago, we were right up front. Literally leaning against the stage. It was epic, and we didn’t pay any extra for the […]
Check out this outstanding footage from a Jerry Garcia Band show in 1978, where the band does an impassioned “Mission In The Rain”. Jerry’s voice needs a rest, you can tell, but it adds a nice patina to the vocals. And Jerry is having a good time.
On December 25 in 1965, Nina Simone did a show at the Mickery Theater in Loenersloot, a town outside Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Simone and her band – Rudy Stevenson on guitar, Lisle Atkinson on bass, and Bobby Hamilton on drums – played a short set of six songs, and “Mississippi Goddam” was one of them. It’s […]
“Rock and Roll is Free” popped up on shuffle when I was working out earlier, and I can’t get it out of my head now. It’s a Beatles feeling rocker from Ben Harper’s 2011 album Give Till It’s Gone. It was the lead single off the album, and has a cool animated lyrics video. This […]