To the honor of the late MCA Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, Coldplay covers their #1 chartbreaker from 1986 “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)” at the Hollywood Bowl on May 4, 2012. Adam was my age… and a part of some of the best times of my life. May you RIP MCA!
I’ve heard that song thousands of times, seen it on stage like 100s more and was sure, that no other band can do more justice to it, than Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes… But now, I think that there are some serious competitors rising their voices & saxophones… Bruce wrote the piece almost 4 decades ago, and the Kingfish did play it like 2936 times before this night, last week in Tampa, Florida… So – no real surprise, how well they did play it! Well they did indeed! And: What a surprise! Phenomenal!
In 1977, Elton John announced his “retirement” on his last show of his tour at the Wembley Stadium in London, UK. 35 years later, today, Elton John celebrates his 65th birthday, which would be – in Germany – the line to cross for legal reteirement… As the first retirement didn’t really happen, here’s hoping that Sir Elton will continue to bring his songs to many concert vernues all around the globe for a few more rounds, before retiring in Las Vegas (That one is for you, John!) in, lets say… 15 years or so… I’m sure, I’d still go to see him…
Happy Birthday Sir Reginald!
She & myself went to see Johnny Winter at Münster’s Jovel last night. My ears are still bleeding, from what has been a fab show. Sound was excellent. people were plenty, beer was pricey and Johnny was all himself. Felt like an old friend of the family came by and stoped to say Hello!.
Here’s a video of a song which his mastership did last night… Phew…!!!
Punkrock ain’t dead (yet!). There are not many things which can excite me more than a new song from Willie. And when it comes with such a masterfully done video, it’s art! This video has been done shooting more than 5000 photos, everything has been copied and scanned with hand made animations. A labour of love! Long live Willie Nile!
Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band – We Take Care Of Our Own – from the new album “Wrecking Ball”, to be released on 03.03.2012!
Last night’s performance and 2012 debut of the E-Street Band at the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA left me speechless… and I want to share that until FOX or the FBI take down the video on YouTube. It’s really THAT good!
The Matt Wade Band – City Song – at the Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park, NJ, USA – February 3rd, 2012
I don’t really know, why it took me as long as almost a whole year to get back to Matt Wade and his (in)famous horn driven Band from Point Pleasant, NJ… Life had a couple of too many ups and downs, I guess… muy trabacho and that kind of stuff, probably, yeah. But since I am subcribed to Chris Rotolo’s YouTube channel, I had the pleasure, to get Matt’s most recent live-video delivered today, very conveniently, right into my mailbox…
I love Matt… almost as much as I love technology!
It’s really a rare thing for me to have much sympathy for any presidential candidate (and sitting president that is…) wherever in the world, as I find myself having for Monsieur N’Dour…
Rio Reiser with Pankow & the Eurohorns, live at Palast der Republik, Berlin, 1989…