Los Angeles, CA
Another weird and busy week. Here's what you may have missed...
Lizze, Stef, and Hugh Freeze - What's in a name? I like power names. But in today's social media age, it's not as easy to use a mysterious stage name, lie you could get away with 60 years ago.
Full Moon Fever and Dirty Blvds. - Three albums dominated the summer I was 16 years old. Tom Petty. The Pixies. Lou Reed. The soundtrack to a crazy summer in NYC.
Southern Fried Radio and Rise of the Machines - Radio is dead. I had mixed emotions about the radio stations in different cities where I lived. The future of music (distribution) is in the hands of tech geeks and other internet innovators.
Police Helicopters, Beiber's Monkey, Alley Possums - A helicopter woke my ass up. What te hell was going on in the slums of Beverly Hills?
Chasing Numbers - Do numbers chase you around? Haunt you? Do you see weird numerical signs everywhere?
Obey Shepard Fairey Lecture - Street artist Shepard Fairey gave a great lecture.
Over at some of the other places I write...
Bronx Bums Report: Steaming Cleveland and Beating King Felix [Ocelot Sports]
Monday Morning Key Bumps: Jake Bugg [Coventry Music]
Sunshine Daydream: Veneta, Oregon [Coventry Music]
Levon Helm Documentary: Ain't In It for My Health [Coventry Music]
Friday Night UNTZ: The Beastles [Coventry Music]