… for the boys’ first visit to the Emerald City, on Dec. 2, 1965. But you had to be a parent accompanying your screaming teen, and you were placed in a special section where you were forced to hear Mick, Keith & pals play new songs like “That’s How Strong My Love Is” and “Get Off Of My Cloud.”Read more
It took me a while to unearth this report that I wrote after attending a small press gathering with Prince at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on December 13, 2005.Read more
It’s sad to see the two sons of Frank Zappa engaging in a bitter public battle over money and birthright. The New York Times detailed the feud in April, sparking an open letter from Ahmet to his older brother, and an angry response [both links fixed; the brothers deleted their posts] from Dweezil.Read more
I’m a terrible person . . . to take on vacation.
You might want to lounge on the beach, or go shopping or eating. I just want to visit celebrity graves and miscellaneous death sites.Read more
(Click here to buy the “Satisfaction” 12-inch vinyl reissue.)
Back in 1985 when I was in my last year at boarding school and filled with the usual teen anxieties, one of my greatest fears was that the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” would pass without appropriate recognition.Read more