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50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 40

Rolling Stone issue #40 had a cover date of August 23, 1969. 40 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Jerry Garcia by Baron Wolman. Features: “The Grateful Dead” by Michael Lydon; “James Taylor on Apple: ‘The Same Old Craperoo’” by Jerry Hopkins; “The Dope Story” by Joe Pilati; “Newport 1969” by Jan Hodenfield; “The Doors … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 40

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 39

Rolling Stone issue #39 had a cover date of August 9, 1969. 40 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Brian Jones by Jim Marshall. Features: “Brian Jones: Sympathy for the Devil”; “Brian Jones Obituary” by Greil Marcus; “The Wild: Things” by Eric Ehrmann; “Ronnie Hawkins” by Ritchie Yorke; “Doug Kershaw” by Patrick Thomas; “Fuzz Against … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 39

New Highwomen video: Redesigning Women

Video: The Highwomen – “Redesigning Women” Directed by Elizabeth Olmstead. From The Highwomen, due September 6 on Low Country Sound/Elektra. The Highwomen are Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires. And they’re telling it like it is. Full-time living on a half-time schedule Always trying to make everybody feel special Learning when to … Continue reading New Highwomen video: Redesigning Women

New SWMRS video: Lose Lose Lose

Video: SWMRS – “Lose Lose Lose” From Berkeley’s On Fire, out now on Fueled By Ramen. Well it’s hard to argue with a sentiment like this: 2019 is a fucking disaster Dear Vladimir Putin, stop fucking up my shit ‘Cause I know I can fuck it up faster So it goes. SWMRS: web, twitter, amazon, … Continue reading New SWMRS video: Lose Lose Lose

New ShitKid video: Grown-ups are Kids!

Video: ShitKid – “Grown-ups are KiDS!” Video by Erik Pousette. From [DETENTION], out now on PNKSLM. There are no guns or chickens in the latest video by our favorite Swedish troublemakers, but it’s still pretty good. All of the grownups Always think Yeah think they know what’s best for me Oh but they don’t According … Continue reading New ShitKid video: Grown-ups are Kids!

New Andrew Bird video: Olympians

Video: Andrew Bird – “Olympians” Directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin. From My Finest Work Yet, out now on Loma Vista. Andrew Bird is having way more fun in his new video than the lyrics of the song might suggest. Why don’t you come to bed Instead of stumbling into the light Of medicine cabinets? Shaking … Continue reading New Andrew Bird video: Olympians

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 38

Rolling Stone issue #38 had a cover date of July 26, 1969. 40 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Jim Morrison. Features: “The Rolling Stone Interview: Jim Morrison” by Jerry Hopkins; “Crashers, Cops, Producers Spoil Newport ’69” by Jerry Hopkins; “Bringing it all Back Home” by Peter Giraudo; “Fuzz Against Junk: The Saga of the … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 38

New Michael Hurtt video: I’m Gonna Be Gone

Video: Michael Hurtt & His Haunted Hearts – “I’m Gonna Be Gone” From an upcoming single on Swelltune Records. Filmed at the 2018 New England Shakeup festival. On my first trip to New Orleans I got way too drunk and abused my host’s hospitality. She had one rule: no puking in her house. We had … Continue reading New Michael Hurtt video: I’m Gonna Be Gone

New Pip Blom video: Tired

Video: Pip Blom – “Tired” Video by The Industry. From Boat, out now on Heavenly Recordings. Pip Blom’s previous single, “Daddy Issues,” is one of my favorite songs (and videos) of the year so far. This new one has a similar ramshackle charm. Pip Blom: web, twitter, amazon, apple, spotify, wiki.

New Prince video: Manic Monday

Video: Prince – “Manic Monday” From Originals, out now on NPG Records. I don’t remember exactly when I discovered that Prince wrote the Bangles hit “Manic Monday,” but I’ve been hoping to hear his original demo ever since. It was certainly one of the first things I searched for after I downloaded Napster. But of … Continue reading New Prince video: Manic Monday