Tag Archives: Lou Reed

Ronno Doco: New Mick Ronson Documentary!

If you are a rock fan of a certain age, or a fan of rock music from a certain era (that era being the Seventies), the name Mick Ronson will make your eyes light up. He was that blond guitar … Continue reading

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November Desk Clearing: Tift Merritt, Chuck Prophet, Wild Reeds And Morphine

The Grammy Museum has added 25 important songs to its Hall of Fame. The new tunes are: Arlo Guthrie – “The City of New Orleans” The Beach Boys – “I Get Around” Billie Holiday – Lady Sings the Blues Blind … Continue reading

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Friday Desk Clearing: Jerry Lee Lewis, Allen Ginsberg, Dylan, The Dead and the rest (updated)

I wanted to catch up on some recent and somewhat recent news. It seems like it is a particular popular time for covers albums. You have probably have heard that Bob Dylan is following up last year’s Shadows of the … Continue reading

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Good Times For Monkees Fans & More

Recently I wrote about Rhino’s Monkees reissue campaign in honor of the band’s 50th anniversary. More news now on the Monkees front. Mike, Micky and Pete have recorded their first new album in 20 years. Good Times! reached the inspired … Continue reading

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Sunday Desk Clearing: The Velvets, The Monkees & Loretta Lynn

As often happens, you post one thing and then you remember something else and two more things come in…so, here you go. This year is the Year of the Monkey in the Lunar calendar. It is also the 50th anniversary … Continue reading

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What’s Old Is New: Van Morrison, Lou Reed and the Carter Families

The first Velvet Underground album I bought was an odd MGM repackaging of White Light/White Heat. It was cool, mysterious and a little bit frightening for a Midwestern teen. Loaded, however, was my second VU album and the one that … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 5-11 (The smallpools/Wild Reeds edition)

This week holds a couple of big Nashville country bills, some AOR rock icons (Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Oyster Cult), a Beatle, a Springsteen sideman and some real music biz characters (Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Rush), among other cool … Continue reading

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