Música de Semana

Lennon/Stones I saw 2 documentaries on TV this last week. One was “Imagine,” which I thought was a really good documentary about John Lennon; it was put together in 1988. It made me miss John. The other was the 1982 Stones concert film directed by Hal Ashby in 1982, and I thought it basically stunk. This from a long-time Stones fan. It looked to me like a bad time in their musical lives. Mick’s prancing not just weird, but creepy. It looked like everyone was coke- or speed-fueled.

The Wrecking Crew My musician son Will got me a ticket to a screening in a few weeks in San Francisco of the 2008 documentary, The Wrecking Crew. They were a mostly unheralded group of musicians who played backing for the Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, the Mamas and Papas, and were Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound. It’s hard to see this, as it’s never been released (I think they can’t get funding to pay for copyright permissions for all the songs) and I’m excited to be able to see it.

Grooveshark I’ve said it before, but this is a tremendous resource for music lovers. You can play any song or any album. Not download, but play. I’m surprised by how complete it is.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Música de Semana

  1. Salut Lloyd

    Last thursday in Paris, the Stones played a secret show at La Trabendo club – it was a short warm-up before their anniversary concert in London.
    Only 700 tickets were put on sale, price : 15 euros (19 dollars US).

    Some views on : http://www.muzu.tv/therollingstones/live-at-la-trabendo-paris-music-video/1594233/

    French magazine ''Les Inrocks'' puts on-line 10 ''chansons oubliées'' (forgotten songs) :


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