Doing a bit of reading today, apparently. They did another oral history with Rolling Stone with some actors and producers but this one was better....
Cool little article on how his live band came together. Loved Live at Sin-è before Grace came out n still didn’t get to see him, damnit. Who here did?
YDG's favorite reader, Ricky Soltero, posted this awesome article. Very cool tale n shots.....
I’ll never forget renting Babe and this together. Best....double feature.....EVER. Nothing’s gonna stop the flowwwww...
Today’s FB memory on a morning I was working at my Alma matter. Awww, you never forget your first press. SDSU has always been on the verge of cutting funding to its radio station that very few people listen to. It's understandable but it's also my favorite experience from my college years. I happened to be on the air when the Daily Aztec stormed in and insisted on putting me on the cover.
...and Shaggy would've gotten away with it too if it weren't for you, meddling Mueller!
As if you didn't like this song enough already, Mike Viola admits to copping the intro from a Pixies classic and telling Frank Black about it. Shockingly, no mention of it anywhere online. You heard it here first at YDG! Well....and that house concert.
Saw Metropolis (1927) for the first time last night with amazing live organ accompaniment by Russ Peck. Went home and immediately listened to the Church and watched this video for the first time in decades. Apparently, Freddie doing a song for the 1984 remake is what allowed them to use footage in this video. Thought it was going to be more retro-future sci-fi but still was so visually stunning, it didn't matter. Can't wait to dig into how it was made. They found never-before-scenes in a print in Buenos Aires in 2008?! Crazy.
Have had this song on the brain since finally recently seeing the Shape of Water, which was amazing, but you probably already know that. An old recording of me singing it with a very short-lived classic rock coverband just came on shuffle. Some of the worst rhymes ever written.
RIGHT ABOUT NOW!!! Holy exercise video. So much pacing.
R is for archives. Y'all know how obsessed I am with behind-the-scenes/oral history type stuff. Forgot about how flattered I was when I was asked to write one about my band's first album for San Diego Music Matters Magazine (RIP hi Jen Hilbert!). Probably shouldn't say who I was ripping off so much.
Fun find from 2004. I added some links, pics and videos.
A bit of ridiculousness from the end of the VHS video comp, Gone Jellyfishin': Jellyfish at a McDonald's in Baltimore in 1990. Possibly my biggest music nerd moment was asking Roger about the music in the background. He gave me a fearful look of "Really?" that I totally deserved but, if any band was going to do something deliberate n' sneak something fun into something already silly, it was them. It turns out, I was right. That's Jason and Chris overdubbing everyone else's voices. Shazam says that Anita Baker's "Just Because" is playing in the background at the McD's. NOT the hip nod I was looking for but at least I can finally sleep.