There are a lot of music—what? Not purists, exactly. And not scholars. I guess music…grouches—out there crowing about the recent ruling against Robin Thicke and Pharrell re: “Blurred Lines.” I love Marvin Gaye as much as the next guy and also believe artists should be compensated for their work, but this verdict is nonsense. And … Continue reading The Sue Me, Sue You Blues and “Blurred Lines”
Video: Bo Diddley – “Hey, Bo Diddley” and “Bo Diddley” (1966, The Big TNT Show) Rock and roll pioneer Bo Diddley has died of heart failure at age 79. My favorite thing about Bo Diddley is that he always claimed to play rock and roll. Not the blues, not R&B, not pop. But rock and … Continue reading Bo Diddley, Dead at 79
Rolling Stone Interview with Bo Diddley: “I built that motherfucker, but I built that motherfucker too big,” Diddley says, sighing.