Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Stand Up Barack" went up last night and the Joan Rivers presidency never ends, does it? If there were any room left under the bus, I'd tell you to join us. Mary Alice Blackwell (Charlottesville News and Advance) reports:
It seems many bands form while musicians are jamming with friends of friends in someone’s living room or while seated around a dining room table.
That’s where David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash say they formed their partnership, way back around 1969. At least, that’s the year they received a Grammy for the best new artist of the year, although these “new” artists were pretty well established by the time they joined forces.
Now, 40 years later, they are still dropping in on friends, sharing their three-part harmony on a tour across the globe. They just ended up a month long gig with Tom Petty, and tonight, Crosby, Stills and Nash will be back in Charlottesville for a 7:30 show at the Pavilion.That concert has taken place and I wish I'd seen it Thursday (the article) because I would ahve included it. I love Crosby, Stills and Nash and I love the way the article was written. Cass, Joni, they're all there. And Carly Simon's in the news via Nicky Wire of England's Manic Street Preachers. From an article by Aidan Smith (Scotsman):
"You would have found us at the rack marked R for Roxy Music," he says.
"Their album sleeves were the only pornography available to lads from Blackwood, Wales. And R was conveniently right next to S for Carly Simon. I used to stare at the shot of her on her knees on the Playing Possum cover for whole afternoons. And what was that other LP of hers, the one featuring her in that tight T-shirt?" No Secrets, I say.
"Ha, that was it! But listen to us – what a couple of pervs. What were we talking about before?"
Let's see: the death of the record shop and the closure of the Cadbury's factory in Keynsham. The lack of bands writing about Tony Blair, New Labour and Iraq, the lack of bands reacting to the recession, the lack of bands with magic or even a bit of good old-fashioned nihilism – and the rise of the middle-class rocker. In short, the end of a lot of what Wire believes in.
Carly's album covers were considered as shocking as Madonna's videos would be a decade later. And rounding out our salute to rocking women, we'll note the opening to Pat Cerassaro's article on Lesley Gore (Broadway World):
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"