Monday, November 2, 2009

News 11/02/09

Bob Dylan Examiner: Bob Dylan Missouri set list, plus Salina concert footage;Three tour debuts as Dylan plays Kansas, plus watch more Dylan-Baez duets; Dylan rolls into Rockford with four tour debuts, plus audio from Tulsa.; Dylan's setlist from Chicago, night one (plus vintage video); Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan: Episode 26, "Halloween"; Dylan in Chicago, night two: 11 different songs, no guitar ;Rare Bob Dylan Halloween CD unmasked; Bob Dylan treats Chicago Halloween crowd, two songs performed live first time ever (with audio); >; Bob Dylan's official site does not include Tom Waits cover in set list

Rock’s Royal Genes, in Endless Recombinations Music Review | 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts /Rock’s Hall of Famers Mix It Up (NY Times)

Pink Floyd 30 Greatest Songs (Chronological) (Mojo)

Gail Zappa: The Future of Music (Huffington Post)

Patti Smith Bowery NYC December 29-31 (Ticketmaster)

Jesse Winchester: The Long Road Home (Crawdaddy)

Art Review | 'Who Shot Rock & Roll' Every Picture Tells a Story, Don’t It? (NY Times)

‘This Is It’: No. 1, but Still Disappointing
(NY Times)

Elton John Recovering in Hospital From Flu, E-Coli (AP/NYT)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

News 10/23/09

Soundtrack : Track Listings
1. Friday On My Mind-Easybeats
2. My Generation-The Who
3. I Feel Free-Cream
4. Wind Cries Mary-Hendrix
5. A Whiter Shade Of Pale-Procol Harem
6. These Arms Of Mine-Otis Redding
7. The Happening-Junior Walker - Cleo's Mood Supremes
8. She'd Rather Be With Me-The Turtles
9. 98.6-The Bystanders
10. Sunny Afternoon-Kinks
11. Father And Son-Cat Stevens
12. Nights In White Satin-Moody Blues
13. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me-Dusty
14. Stay With Me-Lorraine Ellison
15. This Old Heart Of Mine-The Isley Bros
16. Let's Dance-David Bowie

Mickey Hart to Appear on the History Channel (Relix)

WXPN Welcomes Ronnie Spector's Christmas Party (WXPN World Cafe)

Juliana Hatfield's New Album, Peace and Love, Coming in January (Paste)

Bob Weir and Phil Lesh Reunite in New York (Relix)

McCartney London presale (Paul McCartney)

Coming soon: photos of James McCartney's band "Light" (Charlie Whatley)

Pink Floyd articles, plus Woody Guthrie, Roger Daltrey (MOJO Magazine)

Pink Floyd Videos (Root)

Neil Innes: How Sweet To Be An Idiot (Dangerous Minds)

Fernwood 2Night: The Great Lost American Comedy (Dangerous Minds)

Pie-Splattered Comedian Soupy Sales Dies at 83 (NY Times)

News 10/22/09

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Unveils 2010 Nominees (American Songwriter)

1978 Recording Live at the El Mocambo Kicks Off The Costello Show Series of Live Albums From Elvis Costello (PR Newswire)

Howard Stern: Clarence Clemons Visits. 10/21/09. 8:15am (Mark's Frigin')

I want to know the story behind this picture: Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Randy Newman (A Well Respected Tumblr)(Answer : Farm Aid 1985, I think)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

News 10/21/09

List of complete albums Springsteen will play in a number of upcoming concerts (Bruce Springsteen)

Tiny Tim's 'I've Never Seen a Straight Banana': deeper truths about humanity from a sometime novelty (NT Daily News)

Clip Job: The Defend Bob Dylan Rally! (Village Voice)

Maxwell's NJ A crazy dream come true! The legendary Trashmen make their first ever New York area appearances this weekend! They will be performing their spectacular hit "Surfin' Bird" and much more "Trashmen music" (as guitarist Tony Andreason refers to it). Having witnessed them perform live as recently as last fall, we can testify to their amazing live show. As if that's not enough already, Sundazed Records has been kind enough to press up a live EP featuring unreleased tracks that will be given away to ticket holders. And two of the greatest rock'n'roll bands in the land, The Hi-Risers and The Neanderthals are also on the bill! This could be the rock'n'roll show of the year, if not the decade!
The same line-up is also at Southpaw in Brooklyn on Friday...(Maxwell's)


A Minute With: John Cleese on Appeal Of "Fawlty Towers" (Reuters/NY Times)

Bono Op-Ed GuestColumnist:Rebranding America
(NY Times)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

News 10/17/09

Monty Python take over Sirius XM channel(Sirius)

Bob Dylan Examiner :
More Dylan in Berkeley audio, plus Tuesday Los Angeles setlist
Video of Dylan live in L.A., plus set list for night two
Dylan tour debuts of "Chimes of Freedom" and "Rollin' and Tumblin'", plus video from L.A. night two
Joan Baez PBS documentary, featuring Bob Dylan, available for viewing here
Bob Dylan adds November 3 date to fall tour

Broken Social Scene, Iron & Wine to Do Olympics Neil Young Tribute Show (Pitchfork)

Brian Ray on Playing with Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, Etta James and His Upcoming Album (Rock and Roll Report)

'Saturday Night Live' puts on a show sponsored only by Budweiser (no joke!)(Daily Finance)

Quite the Lineup: A Band Without an Album but With a History (or Three) (NY Times)

The Who - 1979 - The first seven shows of the 1979 tour! (Clock That Went Backwards Again)

Robert Klein Radio Hour with Aerosmith, George Martin (Wolfgang's Vault)

Monk's Moods (NY Times)

Dr David Gilmour - Doctor Doctor! (Neptune Pink Floyd)

White Stripes to Release Early Outtakes (Pitchfork)

Ravi Shankar Receives First-Ever George Harrison Humanitarian Award (George Harrison)

2009-10-10 - Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 - Crocodile Cafe - Seattle (Flicker)

Dave Rawlings Machine: New Album, Tour, and In-Store Performances (Facebook)

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY NAMED SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AT 29TH ANNUAL ASCAP AWARDS IN LONDON (ASCAP) Note: Sir Paul McCartney was named Songwriter of the Year and was recognized for the songs "All You Need Is Love," "Come Together" and "Hello Goodbye."

Live From Bonnaroo 2009 DVD
(Anti) Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, Beastie Boys, Snoop Dogg, Elvis Costello with Jenny Lewis, Andrew Bird, Coheed and Cambria, Rafael Saadiq, Santigold, Passion Pit, Amadou & Mariam, among many others.

D.C. Summit asks: who will save music? (Victoria Summit)

Flaming Lips to Cover Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (Pitchfork)

Let's get The Who to number one (I'm The Facebook)

Monday, September 28, 2009

News 9/29/09

SPRINGSTEEN to play complete albums at Giants Stadium (

LUCY (of 'In The Sky With Diamonds ' fame) dies (

YOKO ONO on The View Wednesday . .with Sean ! (ABC)


CRAIG FERGUSON: Late-Night Transplant Looks Back at His Path (NY Times)

DANIEL JOHNSTON: A Brain on Fire, Spreading to Phones (NY Times)

BOB DYLAN for Glastonbury 2010 ? (

RAY DAVIES to Tour Behind New Kinks Choral Collection (Prefix Mag)

Why I can't wait for a new GILLIAN WELCH album (Guardian)

Greenpeace to release 1970 concert recording of JONI MITCHELL, JAMES TAYLOR and PHIL OCHS on 10 November (Greenpeace)

RADIOHEAD'S THOM YORKE Enlists Flea, Godrich For Solo Live Gigs (Billboard)

News 9/28/09

McCartney prize-winning school essay discovered (Independent)

Report: Elvis Costello's Spectacle, with Levon Helm, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson,and Allen Toussaint (Relix)

Portland Rabbi lends kosher stamp of approval to BOB DYLAN: Prophet, Mystic, Poet (dylanprophet)

Bob Dylan to make "Must Be Santa" video? Plus Co-op bank ad(Examiner)

PETER and PAUL pay tribute to MARY (Relix)

Further tour dates, featuring BOB WEIR and PHIL LESH (

Updated track list for RAY DAVIES compilation (

TOM WAITS Glitter and Doom Live (Amazon UK)

Review: Nick Hornsby's new book, "Juliet, Naked" (NY Times)

BEATLES: Nagra reels saved for posterity (Yer Blog)

MADONNA to appear on Letterman Wednesday (CBS)

Friday, September 25, 2009

News 9/25/09


1. JEFF BECK and ERIC CLAPTON London Concert: February 13. (Eric Clapton)

2. HARPER SIMON (son of Paul) is on tour. (My Space)

3. LEVON HELM is on tour. (Levon Helm)

a. Springsteen to appear on ELVIS COSTELLO's "Spectacle" television program (to be recorded September 25). Other guests announced so far :
Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, Ron Sexsmith, Jesse Winchester (9/21)
Ray LaMontagne, John Prine, Lyle Lovett (9/23)
Levon Helm, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, Allen Toussaint, with Ray LaMontagne,Larry Campbell, and the Imposters(9/24)
b. U2 covers Springsteen in New Jersey. (NY Times)
c. Bruce working on a new song ? (Google Groups)
d. Paperless ticket problems. (Ticket News)

5. Limited Edition (500) of ROBYN HITCHCOCK's "I Often Dream Of Trains" DVD/CD. (Yep Roc)

6. DALTREY, TYLER, ZANDER to guest with Trans-Siberian Orchestra. (Roadrunner)

7. MOUNTAIN GOATS to appear on Colbert Report, October 6. (Pitchfork)

8. Jonathan Demme talks about new NEIL YOUNG film. (Rolling Stone)

9. BOB DYLAN adds six tour dates. (Examiner)

10. FARM AID adds more acts. (Farm Aid)