Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 30

Rush – Limelight (music video)

I watched the documentary Beyond The Lighted Stage this weekend. A good reminder of what a great band Rush is. Those crazy Canadian rockers. Advertisements

March 28

Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon (Live on The Midnight Special in 1976)

One of my favorite clips from Burt Sugarman’s The Midnight Special.

Slick Rick – Children’s Story (music video)

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.

March 24

Bob Weir & Ratdog – Easy To Slip (Live in Chicago in 2014)

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 […]

March 23

Jerry Garcia Band – Mission In The Rain (Live in 1978)

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.

March 05

Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam (Live in 1965)

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 […]

March 03

Ben Harper – Rock and Roll Is Free (Live on Letterman in 2011)

“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 […]