Sunday, August 30, 2009
Ellie Greenwich's obit here.
A lively article (if a little too Greil Marcusian) on the influence of the song from Warren Ellis.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
(Read the NYTimes obit here.)
from Marv Golberg's Flamingos article on his R & B site.
“We had a gentleman by the name of Bunky Redding who wrote the song, but we added a little bit here and there. [Bunkie Redding was a friend of the group; actually, he and Johnny Carter wrote the song.] We started rehearsing that song at my mother's apartment on 46th and
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Many thanks and happy birthday to the amazing Tom (TG the TA) for sending the disc along.
Party on, Tom!
Update (review): The Prof and his pals were shocked and saddened three Mays back by the sudden passing of Grant McLennan, co-leader of the beloved Go-Betweens. Grant and Robert Forster had kept the band going despite the many headaches and heartaches rock showbiz threw their way. Then they called it quits. In the last decade the pair revived the band with more modest goals, but with no loss in the quality of tunes and words, and in three succeeding albums they pulled the old fans into the 21st century and recruited a new cadre of the faithful.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
And to you, too, Mr. President, sir! And to Percy Bysshe Shelly (1792), Helen Kane (1903), William Schuman (1910), Frankie Ford (1939), Frank Vincent (1939), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Roger Clemens (1962).
And R.I.P. Billy Lee Riley.