Tag Archives: Linda Ronstadt

August Desk Clearing: Shovels & Rope, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, NRBQ and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Another busy month in the music world. What with Sir Paul re-signing with Capitol. R.E.M. announcing a big reissue of Out Of Time to celebrate the CD’s 25th anniversary. News that Bob Weir will release his first new solo album … Continue reading

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Helping Ivan Julian And Remembering Buffin, Blowfly and Glenn Frey

To many In Memoriams, sad to say. Although first I wanted to mention a way to help an ailing musician. Ivan Julian, who was the Voidoids‘ original guitarist and currently plays with the cult supergroup The Fauntleroys with the Alejandro … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 28-Oct. 5 (The Tragically Hip/New Mastersounds edition)

October gets off to a quite busy start, with Saturday being particularly busy. There’s the Bluegrass Situation Festival, which has expanded to the Greek. The Word and Amy Helm at the Fonda, Mavis Staples in Cerritos and Randy Newman at … Continue reading

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Thinking A Little About Linda Ronstadt

I saw the news today about Linda Ronstadt revealing that she has Parkinson’s disease, which has robbed her (among other things) of the ability to sing anymore. Like most people who grew up in the ’70s and early ’80s, I … Continue reading

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