Monday, February 25, 2013

Guitars, Girls, and Gentle Weeping

The Scorsese Documentary Revisited on George's Birthday



Martin Scorsese's epic three-and-a-half-hour documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," is a tender exploration of what sets George Harrison apart, both in his work and life.

The Importance of Being Dhani Harrison


 The Son of The Quiet Beatle Finds His Voice
'My dad (George Harrison) treated me like an adult - I got involved, he taught me how to make records from an early age. I grew up in a recording studio,' said Dhani Harrison

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Truly an artist that rocked


Patty Smith and the Cosmic Sylvia Plath Connection


Last fall marked the 35th anniversary of Smith's Horses, her landmark debut album, which helped usher in the punk rock era. She observed the occasion by playing two sold-out shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York (and blowing critics away), and by releasing Auguries of Innocence, a slim book of verse robed in a modest gray dust jacket without any accolades from fellow authors.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Words and Music by Jim Morrison


          Poetry in Motion by The Lizard King




American Prayer - Although it went platinum, this is the album that producer Paul Rothchild called " The Rape of Morrison" Should it have been scrapped and never heard? Well that's just crazy talk, anyone who loves the Doors and has been influenced by Jim Morrison has to greatly appreciate that these kind of projects and recording are " here for a reason".

Thursday, February 7, 2013

David Bowie and William S. Burroughs in conversation

William S. Burroughs and David Bowie in conversation



In 1974 William S. Burroughs and David Bowie got together for a little chat, documented by Rolling Stone. Here’s a particularly weird part where Burroughs and Bowie talk about the alien and reptilian nature of Andy Warhol: