She once had $100m, how is this possible?
All the rage in the 80s, some were pretty terrible, but I offer this one as not just extending the song, but creating a new masterpiece (from what was already a great song):
The greatest album ever made (maybe) in a 6 Disc SDE format and reasonably priced (compare and contrast with Roxy Music).
Walter Kerr Theatre, New York, NY
Shut the fuck up”, his first words from the stage to the adoring “Brooooce” chanting faithful. Letting us know this would be no ordinary show.
He then launches not into a song, but a monologue explaining he is a “fraud” and performance is a “magic trick”. He made a fortune singing about the ordinary working man yet never went to a workplace 5 times a week in his life (until this Broadway run!), later he informs us that at the age of 21 he had never properly driven a car.
The first song played is from his very first album is Growin’ Up, thus we are set for a roughly chronological journey through his life. The performance is more of (scripted) words with songs rather than the other way around. He moves between guitar and piano, sometimes talking off mike and even singing the odd verse unamplified (most memorably in The Promised Land). He speaks/sings of his hometown, his parents, Catholicism, Clarence, Patti, making a start in the music business, Vietnam and many places in-between.
The theatre is tiny, on entry from 48th St one goes not into a lobby, » Continue Reading.
You thought it would never happen (and it hasn’t).
Sounds like a pretty awful idea.
Cauliflower steaks, ready made soft boiled eggs etc. What idiots come up with these ideas? And saying that packaging can be recycled is a red herring, it still costs money to manufacture it and takes energy and more money to do the recycling.
Meanwhile oceans are full of plastic bottles and billions of coffee cups are used once only. It’s appalling.
Begs the question as to whether sport should be played in temperatures of 47 deg C. I think not…
Complete recordings 1983-2004 for 8.99, 7 CDs in a box set! I think I know 2 songs, are they any good?
I avoid mass gatherings and extreme drinking. Anyway the celebrations here in Ottawa will be slightly diluted by -25C temperature. My daughter is just leaving on a trip with her mother. Will have a quiet drink with my visiting brother probably at a local pub, some food and try and stay awake until midnight. You?
The annual re-entries coming thick and fast: It’s the only time these days I recognise records that are in the charts!
5 All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey 6. Last Christmas – Wham (sigh) 10 Fairytale of New York – Pogues 16 Do they Know it’s Christmas? – Band Aid 21 Merry Christmas Everyone – Shaky 24 I Wish It Could be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
Outside the top 40, we have Brenda Lee, Slade, Elton, Chris Rea, John and Yoko, Paul McCartney, Andy Williams, Coldplay, Bing, Buble and Kylie.
Seems to be pretty poorly.
“Don’t underestimate the symbolism of a royal marriage. From now on, it will be impossible to argue that being black is somehow incompatible with being British”
1. Who said that she wants to be British anyway? 2. Who are the people arguing this ridiculous point? 3. How will anything change because of a minor royal marriage that doesn’t affect the lives of 99.99% of people in the country?
I never even noticed or thought about her colour, but I’m (nearly) Canadian.
Has there been a review of this? Did I miss it?
It’s absolutely fucking amazing. A revelation. Talking mainly of the live performances which I am still wading through.
I first saw him in Birmingham in July 81, a few days after the Earls Court show that is included in full (in the big edition). This was when he was including some classic tracks rather than just the Christian songs. I had somehow removed this show from my memory. Putting it down as an aberration and happy to see a more normal Dylan at Wembley in 84.
That show was (partially) captured on the “Real Live” album which is no one’s idea of a great live album. The live material on Trouble No More is revelatory, Bob is as passionate as at almost any other time in his career and, dare I say it, this era is only challenged by the 66 tour for peak live Zimmy. Funny how it took me 36 years to fully appreciate it …
All Springsteen live downloads are half price (Black Friday sale). You can pick up 3 CDs worth of classic live stuff for around $5 (as mp3s). Bargain! Unfortunately I had just purchased Stockholm ’88, but picked up some recent ones that I didn’t have. Namely the 77 shows, 2000 one and the solo Ghost of Tom Joad one. About 9 CDs worth for $20. Amazing value! (if you like him)
Didn’t take long for it to potentially become a court battle over the ownership of the Steely Dan name and brand. It’s all about business.
Just letting those who are interested know that if you purchase the vinyl set from amazon uk, the download included is all 8 audio discs from the deluxe set. Was the case earlier anyway.
Gerard Butler injects himself with bee venom and ends up in hospital. A few days later he does it again with the same result! I bet they were glad to see him again …
I read this link on bbc main page as “Taylor Swift breaks 3 swimming records”! Is there anything this woman can’t do?
However, this one brings up a lot of albums I have never heard. I think I only own (exactly) a quarter.
A good innings. Legend of 70s Saturday night entertainment.
Interesting. Will be trying to get a ticket for this!
Neil’s unreleased 1976 album Hitchhiker is coming out in Sept. Also hints of Archives 2 (finally) on his website.
(Link changed but check SDE website for info)