Tanya Tucker opens up about her new album ‘While I’m Livin’,’ produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings.
b. August 21, 1952
See him at The Barrymore on October 20 …
He’s called “The Greatest Metal Vocalist of All Time.” Happy birthday, Percy …
Orpheus releases Slow Train Coming on August 20, 1979. Like many of his albums, it’s controversial among fans. Dylan lays his personal faith on the line which doesn’t sit well with many of his tight-ass fans. But the album also welcomes many new fans to the work of Orpheus. He wins a Grammy for best male vocal performance and the album gives him his first hit single in three years.
b. August 20, 1923, Jim Reeves was perhaps the biggest male star to emerge from the Nashville sound. Detractors call the sound country-pop (or plain pop), but Reeves was capable of singing hard country (“Mexican Joe” went to number one in 1953.)
Gentleman Jim was at the height of his career when his private plane crashed outside of Nashville on July 31, 1964. His popularity actually grew over the years — in fact, there wasn’t a year between 1970 and 1984 when there wasn’t a Reeves single in the charts, either at the top or in the lower regions. Reeves was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1967, and two years later, the Academy of Country Music instituted the Jim Reeves Memorial Award.
Fan or not (I’m a fan,) this is an exquisite essay on SLJ. And his thoughts on Trump are simply him putting into words what many of us are thinking but maybe, because of our circumstance, just can’t put out there quite the same way as he can.
This motherfucker is like ruining the planet and all kinds of other crazy shit. And the people think that’s okay. It’s not fucking okay. And if you’re not saying anything, then you’re complicit. And I wouldn’t give a fuck if I was a garbageman and I had a Twitter account; I’d tweet that shit out. I’m not thinking about who I am and what my job is when I do that shit.
Don’t you worry about antagonizing fans?
I know how many motherfuckers hate me. “I’m never going to see a Sam Jackson movie again.”
Fuck I care? If you never went to another movie I did in my life, I’m not going to lose any money. I already cashed that check. Fuck you. Burn up my videotapes. I don’t give a fuck.
“You’re an actor. Stick to acting.”
No, motherfucker. I’m a human being that feels a certain way. And some of this shit does affect me, because if we don’t have health care, shit, and my relatives get sick, they’re going to call my rich ass. I want them to have health care. I want them to be able to take care of themselves. This is how I feel. And I count to one hundred some days before I hit “send,” because I know how that shit is.
August 19, 1969 ~ Mere hours after the epic festival, Crosby, Stills and Nash appear on the Dick Cavett Show, giving a first-hand account of the Woodstock festival that took place over the weekend. Joni Mitchell, who skipped the festival to make sure she could keep her appearance on the show, performs a song she wrote about it called “Woodstock” and also “Chelsea Morning.” The Jefferson Airplane appear, too, and Grace more than a few times calls Dick Cavette “Jim.” Finally, Cavette responds, “You’ve got to learn my name, Miss, Joplin!”
And, suddenly … all is right in my world.
Neil Young released his most recent album, The Visitor , back in 2017. His last LP with his Crazy Horse band, Psychedelic Pill , came out in 2012. This October, he will release a new Crazy Horse album, COLORADO. And according to the Neil Young Archives website , the first single is out next month.