Thursday, January 28, 2010

"I Slept With Joey Ramone"

The LA Times has a review of a new "family memoir" about Joey Ramone with the provocative title listed above. It's actually more of a synopsis, beginning with...
It's hard to remember a time when the Ramones were not, well, the Ramones. But Mickey Leigh can. Not only was he the band's first roadie and sang on their first record, he was Joey's little brother. In "I Slept With Joey Ramone" -- co-written with veteran music journalist Legs McNeil -- he traces the arc of the band's success, and his brother's role in it, in a way no one else could.
Nothing too exciting in the article, but the book could be good. Legs McNeil contributed, for what it's worth.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Prince Gets Inspired by the Vikings

From Fox:

Prince has released a new song about the Minnesota Vikings, inspired by a big win over the Dallas Cowboys and days ahead of the NFC Championship game in New Orleans.

“I saw the future,” said Prince.

Prince was in attendance for the Vikings 34-3 win. He said he went home night after the Cowboys game and wrote the song, "Purple and Gold," which he says came easy and fast.

"Purple Pride" was given exclusively to FOX 9's Robyne Robinson on Thursday. The Vikings love it and put the song on their website Friday afternoon.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Bob Dylan's Great Version of "Jokerman" on Late Night

I love how chaotic this performance is, complete with search for the proper harmonica. I also like how little it has to do with the version on the record. Just great all the way around.