“Moving on …”

Chad .. you’re in way, way over your well-coiffed head.

Can ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ Be Redeemed?

I hope we piss off the right people by changing these words,”  Early James said before Marcus King and his band got rolling alongside him. James went on to deliver a version of the Band’s song with enough key lyrics altered to transform it from an elegy for the Lost Cause to a forceful argument for leaving those lies in the dirt.

Source: Can ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ Be Redeemed? – Rolling Stone

The ‘Hidden Meaning’ Behind Anthony Bourdain’s Most Famous Quote, Revealed By Top Chefs & Food Critics

“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans … are the enemyof everything good and decent in the human spirit. To live life without veal or chicken stock, fish cheeks, sausages, cheese, or organ meats is treasonous.”

Source: The ‘Hidden Meaning’ Behind Anthony Bourdain’s Most Famous Quote, Revealed By Top Chefs & Food Critics

She’s The One

TP reconvenes The Heartbreakers to put together some music for Ed Burns’ movie of the same name. Rick Rubin help Tom and Mike Campbell with the production and the result ends up being arguably one of the best movie soundtrack albums.

BTW, pick either version of “Walls” and I think you’ve got some of the best melodies and songwriting around.

Festival for Peace turns 50

August 6, 1970 ~ Festival for Peace, Shea Stadium. The concert hoped to raise funds for anti-war candidates on the 25 anniversary of the atom bomb drop on Hiroshima. It was the first time that the world’s biggest rock, jazz, blues and folk performers came together and donated their performances to aid a specific social/political agenda.  

Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steppenwolf, The James Gang, Miles Davis, Johnny Winter and dozens of other artists and bands.

Purple Rain

Let’s go crazy … Prince releases his sixth album on August 6, 1984. It’s the soundtrack to the movie of the same name and the first album to feature the billing of his band, The Revolution. 

It’s #76 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry list of sound recordings that “are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important.”

The spirit of Jimi Hendrix must surely smile down on Prince Rogers Nelson. Like Hendrix, Prince seems to have tapped into some extraterrestrial musical dimension where black and white styles are merely different aspects of the same funky thing. Prince’s rock & roll is as authentic and compelling as his soul and his extremism is endearing in a era of play-it-safe record production and formulaic hit mongering.”

Kurt Loder, writing for Rolling Stone