Especially when I know you’re not around….. Seeya next year….
I had discovered Stevie Ray Vaughan in an article around December 1982. This was the winter before Bowie’s Let’s Dance album came out with his guitar work. There was a small mention in Rolling Stone magazine about Mick Jagger and Keith Richard having this guitar player named Stevie Ray Vaughan at a party they […]
Manny’s Music, like other New York Institution’s: CBGB’s, Big Nick’s Burger Joint and so many more, disappeared from the NYC landscape in 2009. Manny’s Music was the place to go in New York City for over 70 years if you were a musician or just a wannabe. You never knew who you would bump into […]
Cover song of the day today is the theme from the 1969 Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, Midnight Cowboy. I saw Los Straitjackets perform this song live first in New York City. I told guitarist, Eddie Angel that is was amazing version years ago. In New York during the holiday season, I […]
Los Lobos covers Ray Charles’s song Lonely Avenue Cover songs are always something I’ve enjoyed. My inspiration was someone I used to work with who had a band named Francis Xavier and the Holy Roman Empire. His band covered Jimi Hendrix’s Hey Joe as a polka. He said if you are going to cover a song make it […]
Are the Rolling Stones in the Hip Hop Hall of Fame? WHY NOT? O yeah the Rolling Stones are a rock n roll group not a hip hop group. Why then are hip hop acts like Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and Public Enemy in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame? Does […]
Brian Wilson, the Beethoven of our times, mastermind of the Beach Boys made a rare appearance in 2005 in Times Square and i was there. The Hard Rock Cafe opened in New York City in the early 80′s on 57th street. It was a few blocks from my college, the New York Institute of Technology. […]
A 45 rpm single, what’s that? Not someone on a fetish dating website for lonely people who want to buy love. 45 singles I bought my first 45 when I was in 6th grade. Like so many things in later life, I did it for a woman. I actually bought my first 45 to try […]