The personal journal of Chris Brummel, who is currently evaluating his pizza-in-a-cup options.
The original Woodstock soundtrack only has a few songs from Sly & the Fam’s legendary set, and for the last several years
I’ve been listening to a Woodstock bootleg that comes from a pretty crummy board mix (still interesting to hear the differences in the performance from the edited official release and the bootleg release). BUT FOR NO LONGER: On June 30th, Sly & The Family Stone: The Woodstock Experience (2CD) will be released featuring the best live performance ever (TRUTH).
Also, somehow KCRW was able to coax Sly out of hiding for his first on-air interview in over a decade. Interesting bits in the interview: If You Want Me To Stay is a literal edict to fans that he’ll stick around as long as people want him around; and that he used to get into arguments with Charles Manson at Doris Day’s place around the time he recorded Que Sera Sera. Listen below:
Great six-page article on my favorite stand-up comedian. He single-handedly made a poor movie watchable. Good call on Todd Phillips’ part on letting Zach be Zach for this film, which is more than can be said for this piece of shit.
By 1997, Cheap Trick had become so disapointed with the quality of the recording for In Color that they decided to re-record it with producer Steve Albini. They’re right. Think about it: The version of I Want You To Want Me that everyone loves is from their live album and not the original recording.
Someone posted this unreleased re-recording and also somehow came across a great cover that John Lennon did of I Want You To Want Me around 1980 that is a touch more minimal (w/ clarinet!):
Looks like someone got their hands on some footage for the sequel to my favorite video game of all time:
It’s just like Dougie Bendle in reverse! In ’86, his parents took him at the age of 14 months to see the Dalai Lama. He was enthroned as the reincarnation Lama Yeshe, the reincarnated lama of a spiritual Buddhist leader. Now he’s 18 and has escaped. Now wants to use his Kiss tickets and make out with Patty Matthews.
I’m jealous. Great poster proposals for the 2012 Olympics in London.