Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2014-02-12 Thread Pundit Sir
James Burton

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James Burton backing Roy Orbison - Black  White Night Concert

Roy Orbison performs Oh, Pretty Woman as the finale of the concert.
Backed by James Burton, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Glen D. Hardin,
Tom Waits, kd lang, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, JD Souther, T Bone
Burnett, Steven Soles, and Jennifer Warnes. Recorded September 30, 1987.

Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman (from Black  White Night)
http://youtu.be/_PLq0_7k1jk

American guitarist. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since
2001[2] (his induction speech was given by longtime fan Keith Richards),
Burton has also been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. His primary guitar has always been a
Fender Telecaster.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Burton
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Burton_Telecaster


On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 2:13 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:



 Bonnie Raitt

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 Bonnie Raitt plays Austin City Limits in 2002, photo Scott Newton


 http://www.glidemagazine.com/bonnie-raitt-mavis-staples-on-austin-city-limits/http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/televised-tune-bonnie-raitt-mavis-staples-on-austin-city-limits/

 Bonnie Raitt on Austin City Limits
 http://youtu.be/XK7bvVpkYmI

 Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar
 player. Raitt has received ten Grammy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in
 Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time[1]
 and number 89 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Raitt

 http://www.guitargirlmag.com/artist-bios/bonnie-raitthttp://www.guitargirlmag.com/artist-bios/bonnie-raitt--the-making-of-her-new-album-slipstr

 I Can't Make You Love Me - with Bruce Hornsby Live
 http://youtu.be/KgtfInCjWCE

 Nick of Time - Video HD
 http://youtu.be/es60unGCGKw

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 Nick of Time

 Released in the spring of 1989, Nick of Time went to the top of the U.S.
 charts following Raitt's Grammy sweep in early 1990. This album has been
 voted number 230 in the Rolling Stone magazine list of 500 Greatest Albums
 Of All Time.

 Something to Talk About - Video HD
 http://youtu.be/mJ58TVYNFro

 Thing Called Love - Video HD
 http://youtu.be/krF6LpUXODc

 Runaway - Live 1997
 http://youtu.be/HPzcZNgVfpA

 Love Sneakin' Up on You - Live
 http://youtu.be/ZiDG985CccA





 On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 11:48 PM, Richard Williams 
 pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Powerful stuff - that's what I'm talkin' about! Powerful Stuff - Jimmie
 Vaughan and The Fabulous Thunderbirds

 http://youtu.be/CaEHFxlmf-k

 From the album, 'Powerful Stuff'

 http://youtu.be/Ow-e4QQBKoY

 Live in Dallas Texas 1986
 http://youtu.be/JC4geMPc6pA Wrap it up - Jimmie Vaughan and The Fabulous
 Thunderbirds
 http://youtu.be/51270i8F3mU Tell Me Live from Austin Nov. 26th 1986
 http://youtu.be/-vxDjjTiqyY
 The Fabulous Thunderbirds are: Jimmie Vaughan Lead Guitar, Kim Wilson
 harmonica  vocal, Preston Hubbard bass, Fran Christina drums and Junior
 Brantley keyboards.


 On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 6:07 AM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Jimmy Vaughan

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 The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Tuff Enuff, live on Austin City Limits
 http://youtu.be/gqc3jWtE2CY

 Jimmie Vaughan, brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan, has played with Eric
 Clapton, Robert Cray, and BB King, and many others during the 2010
 Crossroads Guitar Festival. Vaughan has been awarded four Grammy Awards.
 The song Tuff Enuff was a Top 40 hit, peaking at #10 on the Billboard Hot
 100 in 1986. Since 1997 Fender has produced a Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex
 Stratocaster. One of my favorite albums:  Powerful Stuff, 1989.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Vaughan

 The Fabulous Thunderbirds:

 On the evening of February 16, 2000, The Fabulous Thunderbirds made
 history, becoming the first band ever to be broadcast on the Internet using
 high-definition cameras. The band's first four albums, released between
 1979 and 1983, are ranked among the most important 'white blues'
 recordings. There have been numerous personel changes in the band; the band
 started out in 1976 with Kim Wilson performing vocals and harmonica; Jimmie
 Vaughan on guitar; Keith Ferguson on bass; and Mike Buck and Fran Christina
 on drums.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fabulous_Thunderbirds

 Jimmie Vaughan loves classic and custom cars, and is an avid car
 collector. Vaughan has had many of his customs and hot rods displayed in
 museums, as well as featured in rodding and custom magazines.

 Read more:

 Street Rodder Magazine
 January 1985
 p. 55

 Rod  Custom Magazine
 April 2000
 pp. 88-91





 On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Richard Williams 
 pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Oh, yeah! The Elevators, with Roky Erikson and jug player Tommy Hall,
 who used to play at the old Vulcan Gas 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2014-01-28 Thread Richard Williams
Bonnie Raitt

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Bonnie Raitt plays Austin City Limits in 2002, photo Scott Newton

http://www.glidemagazine.com/bonnie-raitt-mavis-staples-on-austin-city-limits/http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/televised-tune-bonnie-raitt-mavis-staples-on-austin-city-limits/

Bonnie Raitt on Austin City Limits
http://youtu.be/XK7bvVpkYmI

Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar
player. Raitt has received ten Grammy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in
Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time[1]
and number 89 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Raitt

http://www.guitargirlmag.com/artist-bios/bonnie-raitthttp://www.guitargirlmag.com/artist-bios/bonnie-raitt--the-making-of-her-new-album-slipstr

I Can't Make You Love Me - with Bruce Hornsby Live
http://youtu.be/KgtfInCjWCE

Nick of Time - Video HD
http://youtu.be/es60unGCGKw

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Nick of Time

Released in the spring of 1989, Nick of Time went to the top of the U.S.
charts following Raitt's Grammy sweep in early 1990. This album has been
voted number 230 in the Rolling Stone magazine list of 500 Greatest Albums
Of All Time.

Something to Talk About - Video HD
http://youtu.be/mJ58TVYNFro

Thing Called Love - Video HD
http://youtu.be/krF6LpUXODc

Runaway - Live 1997
http://youtu.be/HPzcZNgVfpA

Love Sneakin' Up on You - Live
http://youtu.be/ZiDG985CccA





On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 11:48 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Powerful stuff - that's what I'm talkin' about! Powerful Stuff - Jimmie
 Vaughan and The Fabulous Thunderbirds

 http://youtu.be/CaEHFxlmf-k

 From the album, 'Powerful Stuff'

 http://youtu.be/Ow-e4QQBKoY

 Live in Dallas Texas 1986
 http://youtu.be/JC4geMPc6pA Wrap it up - Jimmie Vaughan and The Fabulous
 Thunderbirds
 http://youtu.be/51270i8F3mU Tell Me Live from Austin Nov. 26th 1986
 http://youtu.be/-vxDjjTiqyY
 The Fabulous Thunderbirds are: Jimmie Vaughan Lead Guitar, Kim Wilson
 harmonica  vocal, Preston Hubbard bass, Fran Christina drums and Junior
 Brantley keyboards.


 On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 6:07 AM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Jimmy Vaughan

 [image: Inline image 1]

 The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Tuff Enuff, live on Austin City Limits
 http://youtu.be/gqc3jWtE2CY

 Jimmie Vaughan, brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan, has played with Eric
 Clapton, Robert Cray, and BB King, and many others during the 2010
 Crossroads Guitar Festival. Vaughan has been awarded four Grammy Awards.
 The song Tuff Enuff was a Top 40 hit, peaking at #10 on the Billboard Hot
 100 in 1986. Since 1997 Fender has produced a Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex
 Stratocaster. One of my favorite albums:  Powerful Stuff, 1989.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Vaughan

 The Fabulous Thunderbirds:

 On the evening of February 16, 2000, The Fabulous Thunderbirds made
 history, becoming the first band ever to be broadcast on the Internet using
 high-definition cameras. The band's first four albums, released between
 1979 and 1983, are ranked among the most important 'white blues'
 recordings. There have been numerous personel changes in the band; the band
 started out in 1976 with Kim Wilson performing vocals and harmonica; Jimmie
 Vaughan on guitar; Keith Ferguson on bass; and Mike Buck and Fran Christina
 on drums.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fabulous_Thunderbirds

 Jimmie Vaughan loves classic and custom cars, and is an avid car
 collector. Vaughan has had many of his customs and hot rods displayed in
 museums, as well as featured in rodding and custom magazines.

 Read more:

 Street Rodder Magazine
 January 1985
 p. 55

 Rod  Custom Magazine
 April 2000
 pp. 88-91





 On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Oh, yeah! The Elevators, with Roky Erikson and jug player Tommy Hall,
 who used to play at the old Vulcan Gas Company in Austin back in 1965 -
 that's where I met my ex-wife, Sally Mann. I also met Janis Joplin at the
 Vulcan on South Congress Street. Before I split up with Sally we saw the
 Elevators at The Fillmore West and The Avalon Ballroom when we moved out to
 San Francisco. They were a very cool band to dance to live, but like a lot
 of other guys, really hooked on ecstasy or something, probably weed. Go
 figure. Thanks for the memories!

 [image: Inline image 1]

 13th Floor Elevators - Youre Gonna Miss Me
 http://youtu.be/47SI1FddVqY

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_Floor_Elevators


 On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 1:29 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:



 Talking about Austin City: did you ever see The 13th Floor Elevators?
 They intrigued me because they pioneered both the raw garage approach to
 recording and the psychedelic soundscape. They're one of those bands most
 people today won't know but who were amazingly influential over the long
 term.



 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPBJsdE9V14

  

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2014-01-25 Thread Richard Williams
Powerful stuff - that’s what I’m talkin’ about! Powerful Stuff - Jimmie
Vaughan and The Fabulous Thunderbirds

http://youtu.be/CaEHFxlmf-k

From the album, 'Powerful Stuff'

http://youtu.be/Ow-e4QQBKoY

Live in Dallas Texas 1986
http://youtu.be/JC4geMPc6pAWrap it up - Jimmie Vaughan and The Fabulous
Thunderbirds
http://youtu.be/51270i8F3mUTell Me Live from Austin Nov. 26th 1986
http://youtu.be/-vxDjjTiqyY
The Fabulous Thunderbirds are: Jimmie Vaughan Lead Guitar, Kim Wilson
harmonica  vocal, Preston Hubbard bass, Fran Christina drums and Junior
Brantley keyboards.


On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 6:07 AM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Jimmy Vaughan

 [image: Inline image 1]

 The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Tuff Enuff, live on Austin City Limits
 http://youtu.be/gqc3jWtE2CY

 Jimmie Vaughan, brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan, has played with Eric
 Clapton, Robert Cray, and BB King, and many others during the 2010
 Crossroads Guitar Festival. Vaughan has been awarded four Grammy Awards.
 The song Tuff Enuff was a Top 40 hit, peaking at #10 on the Billboard Hot
 100 in 1986. Since 1997 Fender has produced a Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex
 Stratocaster. One of my favorite albums:  Powerful Stuff, 1989.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Vaughan

 The Fabulous Thunderbirds:

 On the evening of February 16, 2000, The Fabulous Thunderbirds made
 history, becoming the first band ever to be broadcast on the Internet using
 high-definition cameras. The band's first four albums, released between
 1979 and 1983, are ranked among the most important 'white blues'
 recordings. There have been numerous personel changes in the band; the band
 started out in 1976 with Kim Wilson performing vocals and harmonica; Jimmie
 Vaughan on guitar; Keith Ferguson on bass; and Mike Buck and Fran Christina
 on drums.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fabulous_Thunderbirds

 Jimmie Vaughan loves classic and custom cars, and is an avid car
 collector. Vaughan has had many of his customs and hot rods displayed in
 museums, as well as featured in rodding and custom magazines.

 Read more:

 Street Rodder Magazine
 January 1985
 p. 55

 Rod  Custom Magazine
 April 2000
 pp. 88-91





 On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Oh, yeah! The Elevators, with Roky Erikson and jug player Tommy Hall, who
 used to play at the old Vulcan Gas Company in Austin back in 1965 - that's
 where I met my ex-wife, Sally Mann. I also met Janis Joplin at the Vulcan
 on South Congress Street. Before I split up with Sally we saw the Elevators
 at The Fillmore West and The Avalon Ballroom when we moved out to San
 Francisco. They were a very cool band to dance to live, but like a lot of
 other guys, really hooked on ecstasy or something, probably weed. Go
 figure. Thanks for the memories!

 [image: Inline image 1]

 13th Floor Elevators - Youre Gonna Miss Me
 http://youtu.be/47SI1FddVqY

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_Floor_Elevators


 On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 1:29 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:



 Talking about Austin City: did you ever see The 13th Floor Elevators?
 They intrigued me because they pioneered both the raw garage approach to
 recording and the psychedelic soundscape. They're one of those bands most
 people today won't know but who were amazingly influential over the long
 term.



 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPBJsdE9V14

  






Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-31 Thread Richard Williams
Janis Joplin

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Me and Bobby McGee - from the album Pearl
http://youtu.be/6iX-EcRKXJw

Cheap Thrills
http://youtu.be/VobLiLA9qAk

Janis Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas the same year I was born. I met
Janis at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio - we both graduated at
the same time in 1960 and later in Austin when she came back from the San
Francisco scene. Later back in San Francisco we met up again at the Family
Dog in 1968 when she was performing with Big Brother and the Holding
Company. She and the band moved into a commune house up in Lagunitas -
later Janis rented a house in Larkspur.

Their biggest hit record was the album Cheap Thrills which featured cover
art by Robert Crumb. The album was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for
eight weeks in 1968. Cheap Thrills was ranked number 338 in Rolling Stone's
the 500 greatest albums of all time. After she split with Big Brother she
formed a new band called the Full Tilt Boogie Band. Her album Pearl was
ranked No. 122 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums
of All Time.

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Janis was ranked number 46 on its list of of the 100 Greatest Artists of
All Time in 2004, and and number 28 on its list of the 100 Greatest Singers
of All Time. Time magazine called Joplin probably the most powerful singer
to emerge from the white rock movement, and Richard Goldstein wrote for
the May 1968 issue of Vogue magazine that Joplin was the most staggering
leading woman in rock...

Read more:

http://www.rollingstone.com//100-greatest-artists-of-all-timehttp://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-artists-of-all-time-19691231/janis-joplin-20110420

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Joplin

'Rock Chicks'
by Alison Stieven-Taylor
Rockpool Publishing, 2007



On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 9:36 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Jefferson Airplane

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 Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit 1967
 http://youtu.be/WANNqr-vcx0

 In this song you can hear Grace Slick's great contralto voice. Two hits
 from the album Surrealistic Pillow are Somebody to Love and White
 Rabbit, listed in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

 I first saw them at the first Human Be-In held in Golden Gate Park in
 1967 and later at Chet Helm's Family Dog venue in San Francisco and at the
 Avalon Ballroom. I once played snooker with Mac Rebennack (Dr. John, the
 Night Tripper) at the Airplane mansion down in the basement which was
 located at 2400 Fulton Street. My ex-wife, Sally Mann, married Spencer
 Dryden (RIP), the Airplane drummer, after he got fired from the band,
 according to Tamarkin. Go figure.

 Work cited:

 'Got a revolution!: the turbulent flight of Jefferson Airplane'
 Jeff Tamarkin
 Atria Books, 2003
 p. 197


 On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 8:34 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Grateful Dead

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 Cover art by Mouse

 Grateful Dead - Touch of Grey 1987
 http://youtu.be/wOaXTg3nAuY

 Rolling Stone ranked them 57th in the list of the Greatest Artists of
 all Time. I attended several Dead performances in San Francisco in 1966 at
 the Fillmore Auditorium and at the Avalon Ballroom along with Owsley
 Stanley. The Dead are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as
 performing the most rock concerts - 2,318 concerts. Founding members: Jerry
 Garcia - guitar, vocals; Bob Weir - guitar, vocals; Ron Pigpen McKernan -
 keyboards, harmonica, vocals; Phil Lesh -bass, vocals; and Bill Kreutzmann
 - drums.

 Read more:

 'Rock of Ages: The Rolling Stone History of Rock and Roll'
 by Ed Ward, Geoffrey Stokes and Ken Tucker
 Rolling Stone Press


 On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 1:48 PM, Richard Williams 
 pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Heart

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 Heart - Crazy On You (live 1977) HQ
 http://youtu.be/V44HiAX91Hs

 One of the greatest rock bands of all time, Ann and Nancy Wilson. Number
 57 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. They performed at the
 first Texxas Jam on the July 4 weekend in 1978 in Dallas, Texas, and at the
 Cotton Bowl in front of 100,000 people, along with Aerosmith, Van Halen,
 Ted Nugent, Journey, Frank Marino, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Head East, and
 Walter Egan. Heart is among the most commercially enduring hard rock bands
 in history. This span of over four decades gives them the longest span of
 Top 10 albums by a female fronted band.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_(band)


 On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 1:02 PM, Richard Williams 
 pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Doug Sahm

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 Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About A Mover
 http://youtu.be/XboE3_7KZ3Y

 Taking advantage of the British invasion! This song has a unique,
 haunting sound - a credit to Augie Meyers' signature playing on a Vox organ
 that I had to lug around in a U-Haul for two months in 1965.

 Notes:

 Back in 1964 I met Doug Sahm at the Blue Note Lounge in San Antonio,
 Texas back in 1964. Sahm was a child 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-29 Thread Richard Williams
Arthur Lee

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My Little Red Book - from the first album Love - Monaural vinyl LP
http://youtu.be/PnFBZcsFQmQ

Hey Joe - from the first album - Love
http://youtu.be/wbr7vpIIb3I

Forever Changes - Full album - Vinyl LP
http://youtu.be/Q1L11Y0I5E0

Da Capo - Full album - Vinyl LP
http://youtu.be/iz6VfFNLAlM

Back in 1965 I saw Arthur Lee perform with his band Love at Bido Litos in
Hollywood. Lee bought a house called The Castle across the street from
where I was living on Lookout Mt. Road in Laurel Canyon. Lee was widely
hailed as a musical genius with endorsements from Jimi Hendrix and Eric
Clapton. Lee was a character every bit as colorful and unique as was his
music. At the time I knew him, he was known as the Prince of the Sunset
Strip.  His album Forever Changes is a seminal work with elements of
rock and roll, garage rock, folk and psychedelia. I still own their first
first vinyl album and The Best of Love, on a Rhino CD.

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Love was an American rock group of the late 1960s and early 1970s. They
were led by singer/songwriter Arthur Lee who wrote most material, though
some of their best known songs were written by Bryan MacLean. While finding
only modest success on the music charts, Love would come to be praised by
critics as one of the finest and most important American rock groups of
their era. Their third album Forever Changes (1967) is generally regarded
as a masterpiece. Rolling Stone ranked the album number 40 on the list of
The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Read more:

Love:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_%28band%29

'Forever Changes'
by John Einarson
Jawbone Press, 2010



On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 11:57 AM, Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net wrote:



 On 12/13/2013 09:37 AM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:



 Almost as interesting as playing the same bill with the Airplane at a
 couple of concerts and hanging out with them. ;-)


  What was your band called?


 Magic Fern.  You've never heard of them unless you saw the movie
 Strange Wilderness with Steve Zahn and produced by Adam Sadler's company
 where our 1967 single of Maggie is heard on the soundtrack.  We were a
 regional band who opened for a lot of acts in the Seattle area and made one
 foray to play California Hall in San Francisco during the Summer of Love
 opening for the Youngbloods.  We opened for the Airplane in Portland and
 Vancouver BC.  The Byrds were also on the bill in Portland. Roger McGuinn
 had a cassette of the Sargent Pepper album the Beatles had given him
 pre-release so we sat around listening to it with Grace Slick and Marty
 Balin.




  



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-26 Thread Richard Williams
Rockpile

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Pet You And Hold You
http://youtu.be/1RT2-JdxV6Ie

Teacher Teacher - Live TV 1980
http://youtu.be/BpWCS-iFeDg

Heart - Billy Bremner
http://youtu.be/otoxobp6NUE

Rockpile was a British rock and roll group of the late 1970s and early
1980s, noted for their strong rockabilly and power pop influences, and as a
foundational influence on new wave. The band consisted of Dave Edmunds
(vocals, guitar), Nick Lowe (vocals, bass guitar), Billy Bremner (vocals,
guitar) and Terry Williams (drums).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockpile


On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 11:57 AM, Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net wrote:



 On 12/13/2013 09:37 AM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:



 Almost as interesting as playing the same bill with the Airplane at a
 couple of concerts and hanging out with them. ;-)


  What was your band called?


 Magic Fern.  You've never heard of them unless you saw the movie
 Strange Wilderness with Steve Zahn and produced by Adam Sadler's company
 where our 1967 single of Maggie is heard on the soundtrack.  We were a
 regional band who opened for a lot of acts in the Seattle area and made one
 foray to play California Hall in San Francisco during the Summer of Love
 opening for the Youngbloods.  We opened for the Airplane in Portland and
 Vancouver BC.  The Byrds were also on the bill in Portland. Roger McGuinn
 had a cassette of the Sargent Pepper album the Beatles had given him
 pre-release so we sat around listening to it with Grace Slick and Marty
 Balin.




  



[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-26 Thread s3raphita
Re The band consisted of Dave Edmunds (vocals, guitar) and Nick Lowe:

 

 Now we're talking. Loved those two. 
 I Knew the Bride, I Hear You Knocking and Girls Talk were some of my 
favourites. If you like English (OK, Edmunds is Welsh) pub rock you should like 
Dr Feelgood from the same period . . .
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3gVzE2YxWw 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3gVzE2YxWw

 

 . . . and Wreckless Eric:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUFL8WSxTgY 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUFL8WSxTgY

 



[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-26 Thread s3raphita
And here's a British skinhead band, Sham 69, really belting it out. I saw this 
band a lot back in the seventies. I don't think they ever got noticed in the 
States:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GQMIXGRjaw 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GQMIXGRjaw

 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-26 Thread Richard Williams
Chuck Berry

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Johnny B-Goode
http://youtu.be/rVT65M4mRnM

You Can't Catch Me - 1956
http://youtu.be/bcblXxc4oqo

Maybellene - 1955
http://youtu.be/LvKDr8AgvK8

Rock and Roll Music - Toronto, Canada - 1969
http://youtu.be/1U_hRhImaBU

Nadine
http://youtu.be/Cm8ktxzaumg

Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986, with the comment that he laid the
groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance.
Berry is included in several Rolling Stone Greatest of All Time lists,
including being ranked fifth on their 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists
of All Time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock
and Roll included three of Chuck Berry's songs: Johnny B. Goode,
Maybellene, and Rock and Roll Music.

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Berry


On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 11:57 AM, Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net wrote:



 On 12/13/2013 09:37 AM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:



 Almost as interesting as playing the same bill with the Airplane at a
 couple of concerts and hanging out with them. ;-)


  What was your band called?


 Magic Fern.  You've never heard of them unless you saw the movie
 Strange Wilderness with Steve Zahn and produced by Adam Sadler's company
 where our 1967 single of Maggie is heard on the soundtrack.  We were a
 regional band who opened for a lot of acts in the Seattle area and made one
 foray to play California Hall in San Francisco during the Summer of Love
 opening for the Youngbloods.  We opened for the Airplane in Portland and
 Vancouver BC.  The Byrds were also on the bill in Portland. Roger McGuinn
 had a cassette of the Sargent Pepper album the Beatles had given him
 pre-release so we sat around listening to it with Grace Slick and Marty
 Balin.




  



[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-18 Thread doctordumbass
That was really fun! He has such a distinct sound. I enjoyed seeing Crosby and 
Nash just watching Gilmour's solos, with deep appreciation, and getting into it.



[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-18 Thread emilymaenot
Yes, can't miss that sound - signature.  This was great to watch I thought too. 
 They were having so much fun. I love their harmony.  


[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-18 Thread s3raphita
If this doesn't get your feet tapping you're already dead.
 

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CHjYHwNzx0amp;list=FLJad8vN225Nr5hDIzlEOYMAamp;index=22
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CHjYHwNzx0amp;list=FLJad8vN225Nr5hDIzlEOYMAamp;index=22

 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-17 Thread Richard Williams
In addition to Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick, I also cited Heart with
Ann and Nancy Wilson in this thread. Previously, I cited Suzi Quatro in my
thread entitled For all you romantics out there. So, I'm posting this
Suzi Quatro session from 1973. Suzi is the first female bass player to
become a major rock star. This broke a barrier to women's participation in
rock music.

[image: Inline image 1]

Suzi Quatro - Can The Can (1973)
http://youtu.be/xYoogY-UGio

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzi_Quatro


On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 8:46 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:



 Richard started this thread 100 Great Rock Artists to celebrate his
 favourite musical acts. It's striking that his choices only include one
 band - Jefferson Airplane - that has a woman. Now Airplane were one of my
 favourites; and one vital draw was Grace Slick. She wrote those wonderfully
 quirky songs like Lather and White Rabbit and her voice was not just
 great for those tracks where she was the lead singer but also for when she
 *just* supplied backing.

 Now I claim that women have a greater emotional range than men. If you
 don't buy that, you must at least concede that having a female singer in a
 group means you've got a greater vocal range than an all-male band. That
 being the case, it's surprising that more groups didn't have a woman
 member. Not having one is like denying yourself the use of, say, organs and
 pianos. Why not take full advantage of the auditory opportunities that are
 available?

 I think I'd rate Slick as the greatest of the rock singers (female
 division). She was at the same time both high priestess of psychedelia
 *and* the biker rock chick type; aspects which complemented each other.

 This track is s beautiful.


 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh3SBp9qzTM


  



[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-17 Thread s3raphita
Re S3, I remember this album really well:

 

 First time I heard this was a Christmas Eve when a group of us dropped acid 
and put the album on the turntable. A perfect combination.  
 I've always wondered about acid rock: did those who never partook of LSD 
really *get* the music they were listening to? 
 On the other hand, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd mentioned in a recent interview 
that he only ever took LSD twice - but found it too weird! David Gilmour said 
he took it a few times. Bit sad really. You want rock gods to live their 
lives to excess. Of course Syd Barrett more than made up for his band mates' 
sobriety! 


[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-17 Thread doctordumbass
Yay David Gilmour!! Fave.

[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-17 Thread emilymaenot
Gilmour with Crosby and Nash:
 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2H65mHd9Vk 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2H65mHd9Vk
 



[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-16 Thread s3raphita
Richard started this thread 100 Great Rock Artists to celebrate his favourite 
musical acts. It's striking that his choices only include one band - Jefferson 
Airplane - that has a woman. Now Airplane were one of my favourites; and one 
vital draw was Grace Slick. She wrote those wonderfully quirky songs like 
Lather and White Rabbit and her voice was not just great for those tracks 
where she was the lead singer but also for when she *just* supplied backing.

 

 Now I claim that women have a greater emotional range than men. If you don't 
buy that, you must at least concede that having a female singer in a group 
means you've got a greater vocal range than an all-male band. That being the 
case, it's surprising that more groups didn't have a woman member. Not having 
one is like denying yourself the use of, say, organs and pianos. Why not take 
full advantage of the auditory opportunities that are available?
 

 I think I'd rate Slick as the greatest of the rock singers (female division). 
She was at the same time both high priestess of psychedelia *and* the biker 
rock chick type; aspects which complemented each other.
 

 This track is s beautiful.
 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh3SBp9qzTM 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh3SBp9qzTM

 



[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-16 Thread doctordumbass
S3, I remember this album really well - thinking back, my dad was quite 
tolerant when I'd crank up the, up against the wall..., part, on my JVC 
portable turntable stereo, with detachable 3w speakers. 

Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, Enya, 
Annie Lennox, Pat Benatar, Natalie Merchant, B-52s, Talking Heads - all 
excellent. 

[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-16 Thread awoelflebater


 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:

 Richard started this thread 100 Great Rock Artists to celebrate his 
favourite musical acts. It's striking that his choices only include one band - 
Jefferson Airplane - that has a woman. Now Airplane were one of my favourites; 
and one vital draw was Grace Slick. She wrote those wonderfully quirky songs 
like Lather and White Rabbit and her voice was not just great for those 
tracks where she was the lead singer but also for when she *just* supplied 
backing.

 

 Now I claim that women have a greater emotional range than men. If you don't 
buy that, you must at least concede that having a female singer in a group 
means you've got a greater vocal range than an all-male band. That being the 
case, it's surprising that more groups didn't have a woman member. Not having 
one is like denying yourself the use of, say, organs and pianos. Why not take 
full advantage of the auditory opportunities that are available?
 

 I think I'd rate Slick as the greatest of the rock singers (female division). 
She was at the same time both high priestess of psychedelia *and* the biker 
rock chick type; aspects which complemented each other.
 

 This track is s beautiful.
 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh3SBp9qzTM 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh3SBp9qzTM

 

 I could go along with this. Jefferson Airplane were great. I grew up listening 
to them thanks to my older sisters. I think I was all of 9 sitting in my living 
room with the album going full bore listening to White Rabbit. 
 





[FairfieldLife] Re: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-14 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 I agree the Dead has the energy of the live band sound; bluegrass
jams are often like that - they are sooo goood in person and just don't
translate as well to albums.

Why I think many people missed the Grateful Dead and don't understand
them is that 1) they're musically naive, and think only in terms of pop
songs that are so simplistic that they can comprehend and appreciate
them, and 2) they missed the dynamic of what I call seven people
soloing at the same time.

Lesser bands -- and I would certainly class Eric Clapton and many of the
others named in a previous post in that category -- were easier for some
people to get because their music was simpler, and written to a
formula. Simple time signature, simple melody, a bass line that rarely
changes, and then occasionally one person takes a solo. Not to mention
the songs themselves being songs, by which I mean they fit into the
radio format, being short and not requiring much of an attention span.

The Dead weren't like that. At their best -- and I am the first person
to admit that they were *not* always at their best -- it really wasn't
one person taking a solo. It was all 7 or 8 of them soloing at the
same time, each of them riffing off of each others' thoughts and ideas
as if they were in some sort of psychic mind-meld.

Phil Lesh was the most classically trained musician in the group, and
there are those who class him as possibly the best bassist that rock has
ever seen. He wasn't limited to the dumb, repetitive (but memorable,
which is what the rabble seem to look for) bass lines that proliferate
in rock 'n roll. Phil played entire melody lines in counterpoint to
Jerry and Bob's guitars. And the two guitarists didn't have to step
back and allow the other to take the solo. That was too simplistic
for them. One would take off and go somewhere, and the other would
just intuitively get it and start a counterpoint solo and melody that
just weaved in and out of and meshed *perfectly* with the other's.

There were times when it was as if you were literally watching and
listening to One Mind onstage, all soloing at once, each of them in
their own musical space, but at the same time acutely aware of each
other's space, and completely in synch with what they were playing and
where they were going musically. If you can get into that sorta thing,
The Dead were a magical group to see performing live.

Bringing in the issue of Well, they only had one or two 'hits' on the
charts is completely irrelevant. First, the charts appeal only to the
lowest-common-denominator masses. Second, did Miles Davis or John
Coltrane ever have a 'hit' on the charts? Did it ever concern either
of those latter two guys for an *instant* that they never had a 'hit' on
the charts? Don't be ridiculous. They were musicians. At their best, the
Grateful Dead were, too.





[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-14 Thread awoelflebater


 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, wrote:
 
 I agree the Dead has the energy of the live band sound; bluegrass jams are 
 often like that - they are sooo goood in person and just don't translate as 
 well to albums.

 Why I think many people missed the Grateful Dead and don't understand them 
is that 1) they're musically naive, and think only in terms of pop songs that 
are so simplistic that they can comprehend and appreciate them, and 2) they 
missed the dynamic of what I call seven people soloing at the same time. 
 

 And I think you're wrong. You forget the audience you're talking to here (not 
that you ever consider it anyway). The majority of those participating here are 
not under the age of 50 let alone 60 and were not raised with nor do they 
appear to be of the pop music loving variety. Many of them outclass you in 
music knowledge and sophistication and their tastes run to the far more complex 
classical or symphonic works not toward stoner hillbilly-type string pluckers 
and off-key singers. You like to think of yourself as some erudite music critic 
but like most subjects you comment on, anything useful you might have to say is 
lost in your need to belittle others and talk down to everyone. Just give us 
the facts, not your ill-mannered subjectivity liberally sprinkled with 
derision. It makes me want to stop reading after the first paragraph.

Lesser bands -- and I would certainly class Eric Clapton and many of the others 
named in a previous post in that category -- were easier for some people to 
get because their music was simpler, and written to a formula. Simple time 
signature, simple melody, a bass line that rarely changes, and then 
occasionally one person takes a solo. Not to mention the songs themselves 
being songs, by which I mean they fit into the radio format, being short and 
not requiring much of an attention span. 

The Dead weren't like that. At their best -- and I am the first person to admit 
that they were *not* always at their best -- it really wasn't one person 
taking a solo. It was all 7 or 8 of them soloing at the same time, each of 
them riffing off of each others' thoughts and ideas as if they were in some 
sort of psychic mind-meld. 

Phil Lesh was the most classically trained musician in the group, and there are 
those who class him as possibly the best bassist that rock has ever seen. He 
wasn't limited to the dumb, repetitive (but memorable, which is what the rabble 
seem to look for) bass lines that proliferate in rock 'n roll. Phil played 
entire melody lines in counterpoint to Jerry and Bob's guitars. And the two 
guitarists didn't have to step back and allow the other to take the solo. 
That was too simplistic for them. One would take off and go somewhere, and 
the other would just intuitively get it and start a counterpoint solo and 
melody that just weaved in and out of and meshed *perfectly* with the other's. 

There were times when it was as if you were literally watching and listening to 
One Mind onstage, all soloing at once, each of them in their own musical 
space, but at the same time acutely aware of each other's space, and 
completely in synch with what they were playing and where they were going 
musically. If you can get into that sorta thing, The Dead were a magical group 
to see performing live. 

Bringing in the issue of Well, they only had one or two 'hits' on the charts 
is completely irrelevant. First, the charts appeal only to the 
lowest-common-denominator masses. Second, did Miles Davis or John Coltrane ever 
have a 'hit' on the charts? Did it ever concern either of those latter two 
guys for an *instant* that they never had a 'hit' on the charts? Don't be 
ridiculous. They were musicians. At their best, the Grateful Dead were, too.



 


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-14 Thread Richard Williams
Further Notes on the Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead's claim to fame was it's extended musical live jams and
long instrumental improvisations. The Dead are well known for their Wall
of Sound sound system produced by Owsley Stanley. Their forte was live
performances. I saw them perform twice, once at the Avalon Ballroom and
once at the Family Dog in San Francisco.

[image: Inline image 1]

Skeletons from the Closet The Best of the Early Grateful Dead - Full Album
http://youtu.be/z6Nm72QQVC0

According to Kaye, the band touches on ground that most other groups don't
even know exists. They were not a Top 100 band geared toward the average
AM MOR radio listener. According to Lesh, he was a self-trained bass
player, but he was musically trained on the trumpet.

The Grateful Dead produced twenty-two vinyl albums from 1965 - 1995 with
maybe a hundred tape recordings. They had one hit record played on MTV in
1987, the only song to reach the Top 40: Touch of Grey (Garcia, Hunter) –
5:47 min.

Grateful Dead - Touch Of Grey (Music Video)
http://youtu.be/8YSTeJOxiaw

The first two albums, in my opinion are not real works of art, so to me
they're not worth the space on the shelf to collect them. However, the
album Aoxomoxoa, 1969 was selected as the eighth best album cover of all
time with art by Rick Griffin.

[image: Inline image 2]

As a record collector I own three of their albums - Skeletons from the
Closet, American Beauty, and In the Dark, that I bought new (I've
still got a working record turntable).

Workingman's Dead,1970, was ranked number 262 on Rolling Stone magazine's
list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It contains the song Casey
Jones which is a pretty good song. American Beauty, was the Dead's sixth
album and contains a good song, Truckin which peaked at No. 64 on the Pop
Singles chart. This album is viewd by some as a studio masterpiece. In
1991, Rolling Stone ranked American Beauty's album cover as the 57th best
album art of all time.

Shakedown Street, The tenth Dead album, features album cover art by
underground comics artist Gilbert Shelton, the author of The Fabulous Furry
Freak Brothers, Fat Freddy's Cat, and Wonder Wart-Hog. I first met Gilbert
in Austin in 1965 when he was the art director of The Vulcan Gas Company.
We met up again in San Francisco in 1968 at the Ripp Off Press, which he
co-founded.

[image: Inline image 3]

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Shelton

Works cited:

'The Grateful Dead – Live/Dead'
by Lenny Kaye
Rolling Stone Magazine

'Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead'
by Phil Lesh


On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 8:34 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Grateful Dead

 [image: Inline image 1]

 Cover art by Mouse

 Grateful Dead - Touch of Grey 1987
 http://youtu.be/wOaXTg3nAuY

 Rolling Stone ranked them 57th in the list of the Greatest Artists of all
 Time. I attended several Dead performances in San Francisco in 1966 at the
 Fillmore Auditorium and at the Avalon Ballroom along with Owsley Stanley.
 The Dead are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as performing the
 most rock concerts - 2,318 concerts. Founding members: Jerry Garcia -
 guitar, vocals; Bob Weir - guitar, vocals; Ron Pigpen McKernan -
 keyboards, harmonica, vocals; Phil Lesh -bass, vocals; and Bill Kreutzmann
 - drums.

 Read more:

 'Rock of Ages: The Rolling Stone History of Rock and Roll'
 by Ed Ward, Geoffrey Stokes and Ken Tucker
 Rolling Stone Press


 On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 1:48 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Heart

 [image: Inline image 1]

 Heart - Crazy On You (live 1977) HQ
 http://youtu.be/V44HiAX91Hs

 One of the greatest rock bands of all time, Ann and Nancy Wilson. Number
 57 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. They performed at the
 first Texxas Jam on the July 4 weekend in 1978 in Dallas, Texas, and at the
 Cotton Bowl in front of 100,000 people, along with Aerosmith, Van Halen,
 Ted Nugent, Journey, Frank Marino, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Head East, and
 Walter Egan. Heart is among the most commercially enduring hard rock bands
 in history. This span of over four decades gives them the longest span of
 Top 10 albums by a female fronted band.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_(band)


 On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 1:02 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Doug Sahm

 [image: Inline image 1]

 Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About A Mover
 http://youtu.be/XboE3_7KZ3Y

 Taking advantage of the British invasion! This song has a unique,
 haunting sound - a credit to Augie Meyers' signature playing on a Vox organ
 that I had to lug around in a U-Haul for two months in 1965.

 Notes:

 Back in 1964 I met Doug Sahm at the Blue Note Lounge in San Antonio,
 Texas back in 1964. Sahm was a child prodigy in country music - he first
 sang on the radio at the age of five. Sahm became a significant figure in
 roots rock and other genres. Sahm was proficient on dozens of musical
 instruments. He was 

[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-14 Thread doctordumbass
Speaking of pop music, in eighth grade, I remember there was this coffee shop 
on a golf course in the mountains of Luzon (Philippines), that had a jukebox, 
so my brother and I must have played, Winchester Cathedral, at least fifty 
times - my first experience of purgatory.:-)

[FairfieldLife] Re: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-14 Thread doctordumbass
Yep - they did some good stuff, but not center aisle stuff, imo. 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-14 Thread Richard J. Williams
On 12/13/2013 11:09 AM, Bhairitu wrote:
 Almost as interesting as playing the same bill with the Airplane at a 
 couple of concerts and hanging out with them
We listen to all kinds of music, recorded and live. Around here, there's 
music of some kind all the time: folk music, jazz, rock, classical, 
experimental, zydeco and tejano. A few months ago Morton Subotnick was 
in town. We really got a kick out seeing Weird Al perform at the 
Majestic Theater last year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton_Subotnick

A couple of years ago I saw Riley Lee perform on the shakuhachi. Lee is 
the first non-Japanese person to attain the rank of Dai Shihan (grand 
master) in the shakuhachi tradition. Riley Lee was born in Plainview, Texas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riley_Lee


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-14 Thread Bhairitu
Thanks.  Here another cut posted by one of our fans.  This one is from 
the Elektra demo session:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ovhyl_FHI4

Friedman drove the mixing board levels a bit which was something we 
weren't expecting the engineer would let him do.  Click on Eli's channel 
for more (diverse) tunes.  Nellie was a Lady was a Stephen Foster song 
that was also popular with fans.


I don't remember Quick Joey Small.  Here's one of your fellow 
countrymen, Ian Whitcomb, who was on the same label as us.  Though I 
never met him I did transcribe a song he wrote for some sheet music that 
Warner Brothers Music published.  Whitcomb spent his summer vacations 
from college playing rock star.  His master's thesis: After the Ball I 
highly recommend to anyone seriously interested in the history of pop 
music. It is very detailed.  His hit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjASypYs_BQ

The book:
http://www.amazon.com/After-Ball-Pop-Music-Rock/dp/087910063X

(His college major was history).


On 12/13/2013 08:57 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:


Re Bhairitu : I forgot to add that I also liked the Maggie song. This 
is not flattery as I *never* flatter anyone - even to the point of 
rudeness. I don't suppose there is any film footage of your band playing?



Re the Grateful Dead discussion: I've always liked their music (though 
well this side of idolatry). I have friends here who are completely 
devoted fans - and always saw them when they came to the UK. They 
attracted people you wouldn't suspect of being fans - Ann Coulter for 
example! I think they were on the side of the angels - unique, genuine 
and fun. And boy, do we need fun in today's troubled times.



Re The Bards were more bubble-gum:

I have always loved Sugar, Sugar, one of my favourite jukebox hits. 
And Yummy Yummy Yummy has to make you smile. Do you remember Quick 
Joey Small? I found that a blast but no-one today has heard of it!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OiljaInq4g










[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-14 Thread s3raphita
Thanks again.
 

 Re I don't remember Quick Joey Small: 
 That was an American hit but we're talking serious bubblegum here so are 
moving beyond your comfort zone I suspect. I liked the way the fun side of 
bubblegum laid the groundwork for glam rock which was a precursor to some 
aspects of punk/new wave. What I really hated in those days was prog rock and 
that whole stadium laser-lightshow crap. This is where we part company, no 
doubt. I want music to be fun and not solemn. I bet you never encountered Sweet 
your side of the Pond (they kick in at the 2:36 mark):
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcTm__nQy3I 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcTm__nQy3I

 



[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-14 Thread emilymaenot


 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:
 

 Seraphita:  Love this - I'm feeling kind of trippy again, but in a good way. 
:)  Sweet, I remember this song from 1978.  Horrors! I like them much better as 
the glam rock band you posted. 
 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmlKjO4juCo 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmlKjO4juCo

 

 Thanks again.
 

 Re I don't remember Quick Joey Small: 
 That was an American hit but we're talking serious bubblegum here so are 
moving beyond your comfort zone I suspect. I liked the way the fun side of 
bubblegum laid the groundwork for glam rock which was a precursor to some 
aspects of punk/new wave. What I really hated in those days was prog rock and 
that whole stadium laser-lightshow crap. This is where we part company, no 
doubt. I want music to be fun and not solemn. I bet you never encountered Sweet 
your side of the Pond (they kick in at the 2:36 mark):
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcTm__nQy3I 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcTm__nQy3I

 





[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-14 Thread s3raphita
Re I like them much better as the glam rock band you posted. :

 

 Yes - what really appeals is that the band are so obviously enjoying 
themselves (and definitely *not* taking themselves seriously) and that vibe 
gets transmitted to the audience. And what is also funny watching that clip is 
that the guys have obviously put in so much more effort to look glamorous than 
the girls!


[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-14 Thread emilymaenot


 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:

 Re I like them much better as the glam rock band you posted. :

 

 Yes - what really appeals is that the band are so obviously enjoying 
themselves (and definitely *not* taking themselves seriously) and that vibe 
gets transmitted to the audience. And what is also funny watching that clip is 
that the guys have obviously put in so much more effort to look glamorous than 
the girls!
 

 Yep, they should maybe have stuck with it; they look pretty sad in the 1978 
version of themselves.  Lovin' those girls demurely dancing in the front, 
particularly the one in the turtleneck! :)  




[FairfieldLife] Re: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Richard Williams  wrote:

 The Grateful Dead

 Rolling Stone ranked them 57th in the list of the Greatest Artists of
all
 Time. I attended several Dead performances in San Francisco in 1966
at the
 Fillmore Auditorium and at the Avalon Ballroom along with Owsley
Stanley.
 The Dead are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as
performing the
 most rock concerts - 2,318 concerts.

The Dead are also the most recorded musical group in history. This is
because they never felt propietary about their live music, feeling as
if it was created in the moment and belonged to the moment, so they
allowed fans to record the concerts. They even provided jacks off the
sound system so that the early arrivers could get the best quality
recordings. As a result, there are very few of those 2,318 concerts that
are *not* available somewhere.





[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread awoelflebater


 

---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Richard Williams wrote:
 
 The Grateful Dead
 
 Rolling Stone ranked them 57th in the list of the Greatest Artists of all
 Time. I attended several Dead performances in San Francisco in 1966 at the
 Fillmore Auditorium and at the Avalon Ballroom along with Owsley Stanley.
 The Dead are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as performing the
 most rock concerts - 2,318 concerts. 

 The Dead are also the most recorded musical group in history. This is because 
they never felt propietary about their live music, feeling as if it was 
created in the moment and belonged to the moment, so they allowed fans to 
record the concerts. They even provided jacks off the sound system so that the 
early arrivers could get the best quality recordings. As a result, there are 
very few of those 2,318 concerts that are *not* available somewhere. 
 

 The Grateful Dead. Couldn't stand their music then and still can't. I thought 
maybe it would get better with my age but, no. Is it okay for me to be grateful 
that they are almost dead?



 


[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread doctordumbass
I always enjoyed the Stanley Mouse cover art, but I'm with you - very few of 
their songs were any good - a lot of improvisation and acid, with some country 
influences. Saw them live twice - Very overrated.

[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread awoelflebater
Absolutely. But I can't believe there is anyone here who agrees with me on 
this, I thought I was headed for the FFL firing squad after knocking the GD... 
They just sounded like a bunch of warbly, wobbly drunk guys sitting around a 
campfire passing around a doob and trying to sing.


[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread doctordumbass
LOL - Yes, they definitely could not sing - 

Alternatively, I dug up some old Jethro Tull recently - The band should have 
been called Ian Anderson's Jethro Tull, since he wrote and composed 99% of the 
music.

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread Richard J. Williams
You should have maybe attended one of their concerts, or at least 
listened to one of their albums. Apparently you didn't even listen to 
the one song I posted. It's a pretty good song. Go figure.


On 12/13/2013 8:43 AM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:
The Grateful Dead. Couldn't stand their music then and still can't. I 
thought maybe it would get better with my age but, no. Is it okay for 
me to be grateful that they are almost dead?




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread awoelflebater


 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote:

 You should have maybe attended one of their concerts, or at least listened to 
one of their albums. Apparently you didn't even listen to the one song I 
posted. It's a pretty good song. Go figure.
 
Why would I attend a concert when I hated their music? Hearing it live was only 
going to add to the agony. At least at home I could turn it off or not listen 
at all. Of course you think it was a good song, you posted it. Just 'cause you 
did that doesn't mean I'm gonna like it any better. Sorry.
 On 12/13/2013 8:43 AM, awoelflebater@... mailto:awoelflebater@... wrote:
 
 The Grateful Dead. Couldn't stand their music then and still can't. I thought 
maybe it would get better with my age but, no. Is it okay for me to be grateful 
that they are almost dead? 
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread Bhairitu
Almost as interesting as playing the same bill with the Airplane at a 
couple of concerts and hanging out with them. ;-)


On 12/12/2013 08:31 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:
Re I first saw [Airplane] at the first Human Be-In held in Golden 
Gate Park in 1967 and later at Chet Helm's Family Dog venue in San 
Francisco and at the Avalon Ballroom. :
You lucky sod. I'd have loved that. There's a great clip of a 
pre-Slick Airplane at the Fillmore Auditorium in 1966. Looks fun. (Are 
you in the audience?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWxaW7WxUL4


  Grace Slick  The Great Society playing live were also impressive.

My favourite Airplane (cum-Starship) album was Blows Against the 
Empire. The last hurrah for hippiedom.







[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread s3raphita
Almost as interesting as playing the same bill with the Airplane at a couple of 
concerts and hanging out with them. ;-) 

 

 What was your band called?
 

 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread Bhairitu

On 12/13/2013 09:37 AM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:


Almost as interesting as playing the same bill with the Airplane at a 
couple of concerts and hanging out with them. ;-)



What was your band called?



Magic Fern.  You've never heard of them unless you saw the movie 
Strange Wilderness with Steve Zahn and produced by Adam Sadler's 
company where our 1967 single of Maggie is heard on the soundtrack.  
We were a regional band who opened for a lot of acts in the Seattle area 
and made one foray to play California Hall in San Francisco during the 
Summer of Love opening for the Youngbloods. We opened for the Airplane 
in Portland and Vancouver BC.  The Byrds were also on the bill in 
Portland. Roger McGuinn had a cassette of the Sargent Pepper album the 
Beatles had given him pre-release so we sat around listening to it with 
Grace Slick and Marty Balin.










Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread s3raphita
Grace Slick and Marty Balin - both powerful singers.

 You get 18 thumbs up and 0 thumbs down on YouTube.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGQ0HiypYf4 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGQ0HiypYf4



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread s3raphita
So are you aged and grey?
 

 Magic Fern  
 Seattle, Washington  1966 - 1967
 MembersMike Allan ~ Bass  
 Brian Conrad ~ Drums  
 Tim Cooley ~ Bass  
 Tom Sparks ~ Guitar  
 Mike Waters ~ Guitar
 



[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread emilymaenot
Well, I guess I'll admit that I couldn't get into the Grateful Dead either in a 
real way, although I warmed to them at a certain point.  On a musically 
unrelated point, I never liked Neal Young either; his voice stresses me out.  
Jethro Tull, OTOH, rocked my world.  


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread Bhairitu
Probably the best studio recording of the group was done by Elektra 
Records who sent a producer, Barry Friedman (aka Frasier Mohawk), up to 
Seattle to cut some demo tracks.  They thought we were a bit  ahead of 
the times.  You won't get that from listening to Maggie or much of the 
Jerden cuts. That company was run by a guy whose business was losing 
money on recordings as a tax write-off for rich folks.  He did have 
enough of a soul that if an act was really good to try to sell off the 
contract to a major label.  He sent me to Hollywood where I met with 
major labels interested. And he also cut loose Danny O'Keefe who had a 
hit with Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues.  I also played in Danny's 
band sometimes.


Some background about some of the bands on the CD label shown on 
YouTube.  Crome Syrcus was a bunch of U of W fellow music students.  
They went with Scientology. Talented guys though.  The Bards were more 
bubble gum trying to capitalize on the Paul Revere and the Raiders 
popularity.  P.H. Factor Jug band were dropouts from Reed College in 
Portland and had an FBI entourage following them around (I noted at one 
be-in the FBI agents were more interested in taking pictures of the 
girls in bikinis than the band).  Bluebird was the band of another 
Seattle friend.  Brave New World was headed by a guy who was in the 
first band I had back in the early 1960s.


The Jerden library is owned by one of your locals Fairwood Music and I 
see the listing on IMDB has been updated to mention the recording was 
licensed through the Spirit Music Group.  Most of the recordings made by 
Jerden were demo cuts.  There are some live recordings of the band 
floating around that show it off much better.


On 12/13/2013 10:10 AM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:


Grace Slick and Marty Balin - both powerful singers.

You get 18 thumbs up and 0 thumbs down on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGQ0HiypYf4






Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/13/2013 10:36 AM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:

At least at home I could turn it off or not listen at all.
The Grateful Dead had only one single hit recording that was played on 
AM radio, Touch of Grey, from the album In the Dark, back in 1987, 
the year they toured with Bob Dylan.


I could be wrong about this, but I just can't imagine you sitting down 
with a record player and listening to all twenty-two Grateful Dead vinyl 
albums, when you didn't eve like their one hit record. Maybe you could 
explain this, Ann.


I'm not a Deadhead by any stretch, but your comments about the band 
doesn't even make any sense. Why would you want the remaining members 
dead just because you don't like one of their songs? For some reason, 
you're making this real personal. Like I said, it's not about the 
personalities - it's about the music. Go figure.


So, with all due respect, I think I'll go with the editors at Rolling 
Stone, who rated the band number 57 in their list of the Greatest 
Artists of All Time.





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread Bhairitu
Not really.  My next door neighbor was surprised at my age because he 
thought I was in my early 50s. Benefits of meditation (because it slows 
the metabolism).  His sister played in some of the San Francisco rock 
bands.  Actually he's 10 years older than me but looks more like someone 
my age.


Two of us became TM teachers with the other guy surprising me by showing 
up on the second phase of my TTC.  Last I heard he went Jesus though.  
One of the other guys was went Jesus too.  The bass player in the 
picture is Mike Allan who replaced Tim Cooley after he got into a wreck 
using the Greatful Dead's rented U-Haul.  I often wondered if the truck 
had been tampered with to get rid of the Dead.  They let him borrow it 
to move his girlfriend's stuff. Fortunately he only broke his leg but it 
laid him up and his parents were pissed at him being in a psychedelic 
rock band so couldn't return.


On 12/13/2013 10:24 AM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:


So are you aged and grey?


Magic Fern

Seattle, Washington  1966 - 1967

MembersMike Allan ~ Bass

Brian Conrad ~ Drums

Tim Cooley ~ Bass

Tom Sparks ~ Guitar

Mike Waters ~ Guitar







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread Bhairitu

On 12/13/2013 06:43 AM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:





---In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote:

--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Richard Williams wrote:


 The Grateful Dead

 Rolling Stone ranked them 57th in the list of the Greatest
Artists of all
 Time. I attended several Dead performances in San Francisco in
1966 at the
 Fillmore Auditorium and at the Avalon Ballroom along with Owsley
Stanley.
 The Dead are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as
performing the
 most rock concerts - 2,318 concerts.

*/The Dead are also the most recorded musical group in history. This 
is because they never felt propietary about their live music, 
feeling as if it was created in the moment and belonged to the moment, 
so they allowed fans to record the concerts. They even provided jacks 
off the sound system so that the early arrivers could get the best 
quality recordings. As a result, there are very few of those 2,318 
concerts that are *not* available somewhere. /*

*/
/*
The Grateful Dead. Couldn't stand their music then and still can't. I 
thought maybe it would get better with my age but, no. Is it okay for 
me to be grateful that they are almost dead?


They were a dance band.  They couldn't understand at the Seattle concert 
why people were sitting listening to them as a concert rather than 
dancing.  Most of their tunes were long jams and sometimes lacked much 
arc.  The last time I saw them was in the 1990s where the Oakland 
Coliseum got turned into one giant bong. Bob Weir lives in this town.


BTW, a lot of these bands had a history of playing in early 1960s rock 
bands at roller rinks, etc for Saturday night teen dances.





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread Bhairitu

Probably better known for Ripple:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVdTQ3OPtGY

I wish I'd known that Jerry grew up in an Oregon town about 40 miles 
from where I grew up or I would have mentioned my hometown to him to see 
what reaction he would have had.


On 12/13/2013 10:52 AM, Richard J. Williams wrote:


On 12/13/2013 10:36 AM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:

At least at home I could turn it off or not listen at all.
The Grateful Dead had only one single hit recording that was played on 
AM radio, Touch of Grey, from the album In the Dark, back in 1987, 
the year they toured with Bob Dylan.


I could be wrong about this, but I just can't imagine you sitting down 
with a record player and listening to all twenty-two Grateful Dead 
vinyl albums, when you didn't eve like their one hit record. Maybe you 
could explain this, Ann.


I'm not a Deadhead by any stretch, but your comments about the band 
doesn't even make any sense. Why would you want the remaining members 
dead just because you don't like one of their songs? For some reason, 
you're making this real personal. Like I said, it's not about the 
personalities - it's about the music. Go figure.


So, with all due respect, I think I'll go with the editors at Rolling 
Stone, who rated the band number 57 in their list of the Greatest 
Artists of All Time.








[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread s3raphita
Re Bhairitu : I forgot to add that I also liked the Maggie song. This is not 
flattery as I *never* flatter anyone - even to the point of rudeness. I don't 
suppose there is any film footage of your band playing?
 

 Re the Grateful Dead discussion: I've always liked their music (though well 
this side of idolatry). I have friends here who are completely devoted fans - 
and always saw them when they came to the UK. They attracted people you 
wouldn't suspect of being fans - Ann Coulter for example! I think they were on 
the side of the angels - unique, genuine and fun. And boy, do we need fun in 
today's troubled times. 
 

 Re The Bards were more bubble-gum:
 I have always loved Sugar, Sugar, one of my favourite jukebox hits. And Yummy 
Yummy Yummy has to make you smile. Do you remember Quick Joey Small? I found 
that a blast but no-one today has heard of it!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OiljaInq4g 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OiljaInq4g

 

 

 
 

 
 


[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread doctordumbass
I think they were on the side of the angels - unique, genuine and fun. And 
boy, do we need fun in today's troubled times. 

 

 True, but they just weren't very good, for the times - these days, with the 
dearth of good, original music, they'd probably kick ass, but in the late 60's 
and early 70's? 

 

 We had Hendrix/Clapton/Zeppelin/Procol Harum/Cream/Jethro Tull/Blind 
Faith/Fleetwood Mac/Beatles/Rolling Stones/Byrds/CSNY/J Airplane/King 
Crimson/Yes/Joni Mitchell/Joan Baez/Dylan/Motown/Doors/Eagles/Doobie 
Brothers/38 Special/Credence/Lynyrd Skynrd/Allman Brothers/Riders of the Purple 
Sage/Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, and Pink Floyd, to name a few. 
The dead never had a chance.

 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:

 Re Bhairitu : I forgot to add that I also liked the Maggie song. This is not 
flattery as I *never* flatter anyone - even to the point of rudeness. I don't 
suppose there is any film footage of your band playing?
 

 Re the Grateful Dead discussion: I've always liked their music (though well 
this side of idolatry). I have friends here who are completely devoted fans - 
and always saw them when they came to the UK. They attracted people you 
wouldn't suspect of being fans - Ann Coulter for example! I think they were on 
the side of the angels - unique, genuine and fun. And boy, do we need fun in 
today's troubled times. 
 

 Re The Bards were more bubble-gum:
 I have always loved Sugar, Sugar, one of my favourite jukebox hits. And Yummy 
Yummy Yummy has to make you smile. Do you remember Quick Joey Small? I found 
that a blast but no-one today has heard of it!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OiljaInq4g 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OiljaInq4g

 

 

 
 

 
 




[FairfieldLife] Re: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, doctordumbass@...  wrote:

 I think they were on the side of the angels - unique, genuine and
fun. And boy, do we need fun in today's troubled times.

  True, but they just weren't very good, for the times - these days,
with the dearth of good, original music, they'd probably kick ass, but
in the late 60's and early 70's?

  We had Hendrix/Clapton/Zeppelin/Procol Harum/Cream/Jethro Tull/Blind
Faith/Fleetwood Mac/Beatles/Rolling Stones/Byrds/CSNY/J Airplane/King
Crimson/Yes/Joni Mitchell/Joan Baez/Dylan/Motown/Doors/Eagles/Doobie
Brothers/38 Special/Credence/Lynyrd Skynrd/Allman Brothers/Riders of the
Purple Sage/Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, and Pink Floyd, to
name a few. The dead never had a chance.

Gotta disagree on the not very good thang. Of the bands named above,
*as musicians* the only one even in the same league as the Grateful Dead
was Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. Maybe Jimi Hendrix towards
the last year of his life, when he'd started playing more jazz.

The Dead were, as noted by some here, a live band. They just didn't
translate to albums because they were so in the moment, playing the
rock equivalent of jazz, riffing off of each other and allowing a basic
tune to just be the framework for an extended improvisation, between 5-8
people. I would probably suggest that those who neither understand nor
appreciate jazz would be the same ones who don't get the Grateful
Dead.

As for they couldn't sing, obviously whoever said that never heard
either Workingman's Dead or American Beauty. Some of the most complex
and inventive harmonies ever on those recordings.





[FairfieldLife] Re: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-13 Thread emilymaenot
I agree the Dead has the energy of the live band sound; bluegrass jams are 
often like that - they are sooo goood in person and just don't translate as 
well to albums.  


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-12 Thread Richard Williams
The Grateful Dead

[image: Inline image 1]

Cover art by Mouse

Grateful Dead - Touch of Grey 1987
http://youtu.be/wOaXTg3nAuY

Rolling Stone ranked them 57th in the list of the Greatest Artists of all
Time. I attended several Dead performances in San Francisco in 1966 at the
Fillmore Auditorium and at the Avalon Ballroom along with Owsley Stanley.
The Dead are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as performing the
most rock concerts - 2,318 concerts. Founding members: Jerry Garcia -
guitar, vocals; Bob Weir - guitar, vocals; Ron Pigpen McKernan -
keyboards, harmonica, vocals; Phil Lesh -bass, vocals; and Bill Kreutzmann
- drums.

Read more:

'Rock of Ages: The Rolling Stone History of Rock and Roll'
by Ed Ward, Geoffrey Stokes and Ken Tucker
Rolling Stone Press


On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 1:48 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Heart

 [image: Inline image 1]

 Heart - Crazy On You (live 1977) HQ
 http://youtu.be/V44HiAX91Hs

 One of the greatest rock bands of all time, Ann and Nancy Wilson. Number
 57 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. They performed at the
 first Texxas Jam on the July 4 weekend in 1978 in Dallas, Texas, and at the
 Cotton Bowl in front of 100,000 people, along with Aerosmith, Van Halen,
 Ted Nugent, Journey, Frank Marino, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Head East, and
 Walter Egan. Heart is among the most commercially enduring hard rock bands
 in history. This span of over four decades gives them the longest span of
 Top 10 albums by a female fronted band.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_(band)


 On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 1:02 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Doug Sahm

 [image: Inline image 1]

 Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About A Mover
 http://youtu.be/XboE3_7KZ3Y

 Taking advantage of the British invasion! This song has a unique,
 haunting sound - a credit to Augie Meyers' signature playing on a Vox organ
 that I had to lug around in a U-Haul for two months in 1965.

 Notes:

 Back in 1964 I met Doug Sahm at the Blue Note Lounge in San Antonio,
 Texas back in 1964. Sahm was a child prodigy in country music - he first
 sang on the radio at the age of five. Sahm became a significant figure in
 roots rock and other genres. Sahm was proficient on dozens of musical
 instruments. He was a friend of Bob Dylan who played on one his albums.

 In 1965 I worked for Sahm as his sound assistant and roadie on a tour
 arranged by the William Morris Agency out of Los Angeles. I was at the Cow
 Palace with Sahm in 1965 at on a Beach Boys tour, featuring The Grateful
 Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and The Birds. Sahm still owes me over $1000 for
 that gig - may he RIP.

 We attended Sham concerts dozens of times over the years in San Antonio,
 San Francisco, and Austin. The last time I heard from him was a phone
 message when he lived in Austin: Get in touch with me if you want to talk
 about baseball or somthin'. Sahm was a big baseball fan.

 Sir Douglas Quintet:

 His first hit was She's About a Mover featuring a 12-bar blues
 structure and was followed by The Rains Came, which was played on radio
 all over L.A. at the time I moved there with my ex-wife, Sally Mann, who
 later was married the late Spencer Dryden of the New Riders of the Purple
 Sage. I was good friends with Johnny Perez, who played maracas and
 saxophone in the early days of the band.

 The Sir Douglas Quintet had a hit with Mendocino, which is kind of
 corny, but fun to listen to. My favorite Quintet album is Sir Douglas
 Quintet + 2 = Honkey Blues on Smash Records. A friend of mine, Charles
 Winans, did the album cover.

 Sir Douglas Quintet - Austin City Limits
 http://youtu.be/PqpgZqUAWmg

 Texas Tornados:

 You've probably heard of New Kids on the Block - here's The Old Guys
 in the Street. The Texas Tornados is a Tejano band. Its music is a fusion
 of rock, country and various Mexican styles. Freddy Fender, Flaco Jiménez,
 Augie Meyers, and Doug Sahm, with  Louie Ortega, Speedy Sparks and Ernie
 Durawa. This is Tex-Mex at it's best! That's me in the hat doin' the two
 step!

 Texas Tornados, Who Were You Thinking Of? - Gruene Hall, 1992
 http://youtu.be/L6ON9tlAQ-8

 Sahm, Meyers and Jiménez are from the San Antonio area. Their 2005 Live
 from Austin album was a recording of a 1990 performance on the TV series
 Austin City Limits. The Texas Tornados won a Grammy Award in 1991.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Sahm

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Douglas_Quintet

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Tornados



 On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 9:32 AM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Rolling Stones

 [image: Inline image 1]

 The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up - Official Promo
 http://youtu.be/SGyOaCXr8Lw

 Where to begin? I first saw the Stones at the San Antonio State Fair
 back in 1964, which Bill Wyman described as a disaster. They were booed off
 the stage and a troupe of monkeys returned to the stage. Then, in 1965 I
 met them in Los Angeles 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-12 Thread Richard Williams
Jefferson Airplane

[image: Inline image 1]

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit 1967
http://youtu.be/WANNqr-vcx0

In this song you can hear Grace Slick's great contralto voice. Two hits
from the album Surrealistic Pillow are Somebody to Love and White
Rabbit, listed in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

I first saw them at the first Human Be-In held in Golden Gate Park in
1967 and later at Chet Helm's Family Dog venue in San Francisco and at the
Avalon Ballroom. I once played snooker with Mac Rebennack (Dr. John, the
Night Tripper) at the Airplane mansion down in the basement which was
located at 2400 Fulton Street. My ex-wife, Sally Mann, married Spencer
Dryden (RIP), the Airplane drummer, after he got fired from the band,
according to Tamarkin. Go figure.

Work cited:

'Got a revolution!: the turbulent flight of Jefferson Airplane'
Jeff Tamarkin
Atria Books, 2003
p. 197


On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 8:34 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Grateful Dead

 [image: Inline image 1]

 Cover art by Mouse

 Grateful Dead - Touch of Grey 1987
 http://youtu.be/wOaXTg3nAuY

 Rolling Stone ranked them 57th in the list of the Greatest Artists of all
 Time. I attended several Dead performances in San Francisco in 1966 at the
 Fillmore Auditorium and at the Avalon Ballroom along with Owsley Stanley.
 The Dead are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as performing the
 most rock concerts - 2,318 concerts. Founding members: Jerry Garcia -
 guitar, vocals; Bob Weir - guitar, vocals; Ron Pigpen McKernan -
 keyboards, harmonica, vocals; Phil Lesh -bass, vocals; and Bill Kreutzmann
 - drums.

 Read more:

 'Rock of Ages: The Rolling Stone History of Rock and Roll'
 by Ed Ward, Geoffrey Stokes and Ken Tucker
 Rolling Stone Press


 On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 1:48 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Heart

 [image: Inline image 1]

 Heart - Crazy On You (live 1977) HQ
 http://youtu.be/V44HiAX91Hs

 One of the greatest rock bands of all time, Ann and Nancy Wilson. Number
 57 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. They performed at the
 first Texxas Jam on the July 4 weekend in 1978 in Dallas, Texas, and at the
 Cotton Bowl in front of 100,000 people, along with Aerosmith, Van Halen,
 Ted Nugent, Journey, Frank Marino, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Head East, and
 Walter Egan. Heart is among the most commercially enduring hard rock bands
 in history. This span of over four decades gives them the longest span of
 Top 10 albums by a female fronted band.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_(band)


 On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 1:02 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Doug Sahm

 [image: Inline image 1]

 Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About A Mover
 http://youtu.be/XboE3_7KZ3Y

 Taking advantage of the British invasion! This song has a unique,
 haunting sound - a credit to Augie Meyers' signature playing on a Vox organ
 that I had to lug around in a U-Haul for two months in 1965.

 Notes:

 Back in 1964 I met Doug Sahm at the Blue Note Lounge in San Antonio,
 Texas back in 1964. Sahm was a child prodigy in country music - he first
 sang on the radio at the age of five. Sahm became a significant figure in
 roots rock and other genres. Sahm was proficient on dozens of musical
 instruments. He was a friend of Bob Dylan who played on one his albums.

 In 1965 I worked for Sahm as his sound assistant and roadie on a tour
 arranged by the William Morris Agency out of Los Angeles. I was at the Cow
 Palace with Sahm in 1965 at on a Beach Boys tour, featuring The Grateful
 Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and The Birds. Sahm still owes me over $1000 for
 that gig - may he RIP.

 We attended Sham concerts dozens of times over the years in San Antonio,
 San Francisco, and Austin. The last time I heard from him was a phone
 message when he lived in Austin: Get in touch with me if you want to talk
 about baseball or somthin'. Sahm was a big baseball fan.

 Sir Douglas Quintet:

 His first hit was She's About a Mover featuring a 12-bar blues
 structure and was followed by The Rains Came, which was played on radio
 all over L.A. at the time I moved there with my ex-wife, Sally Mann, who
 later was married the late Spencer Dryden of the New Riders of the Purple
 Sage. I was good friends with Johnny Perez, who played maracas and
 saxophone in the early days of the band.

 The Sir Douglas Quintet had a hit with Mendocino, which is kind of
 corny, but fun to listen to. My favorite Quintet album is Sir Douglas
 Quintet + 2 = Honkey Blues on Smash Records. A friend of mine, Charles
 Winans, did the album cover.

 Sir Douglas Quintet - Austin City Limits
 http://youtu.be/PqpgZqUAWmg

 Texas Tornados:

 You've probably heard of New Kids on the Block - here's The Old Guys
 in the Street. The Texas Tornados is a Tejano band. Its music is a fusion
 of rock, country and various Mexican styles. Freddy Fender, Flaco Jiménez,
 Augie Meyers, and Doug Sahm, with  Louie Ortega, Speedy Sparks and Ernie
 

[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-12 Thread s3raphita

 Re I first saw [Airplane] at the first Human Be-In held in Golden Gate Park 
in 1967 and later at Chet Helm's Family Dog venue in San Francisco and at the 
Avalon Ballroom. : 
 You lucky sod. I'd have loved that. There's a great clip of a pre-Slick 
Airplane at the Fillmore Auditorium in 1966. Looks fun. (Are you in the 
audience?)

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWxaW7WxUL4 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWxaW7WxUL4

 Grace Slick  The Great Society playing live were also impressive. My 
favourite Airplane (cum-Starship) album was Blows Against the Empire. The last 
hurrah for hippiedom.

 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-12 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/8/2013 9:00 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:

*My Yahoo Mail hasn't been down at all.*

How about now? LoL!

...the initial Yahoo Mail issues have turned into a full-scale 
disaster, with various outages that seem to be taking place across the 
network, impacting countless individuals and the many small businesses 
that rely on the service.


'Kick the Can — Yahoo Mail Is a Consumer Disaster, but Company’s 
Response Is Even Worse'
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Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-11 Thread Richard Williams
Heart

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Heart - Crazy On You (live 1977) HQ
http://youtu.be/V44HiAX91Hs

One of the greatest rock bands of all time, Ann and Nancy Wilson. Number 57
on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. They performed at the first
Texxas Jam on the July 4 weekend in 1978 in Dallas, Texas, and at the
Cotton Bowl in front of 100,000 people, along with Aerosmith, Van Halen,
Ted Nugent, Journey, Frank Marino, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Head East, and
Walter Egan. Heart is among the most commercially enduring hard rock bands
in history. This span of over four decades gives them the longest span of
Top 10 albums by a female fronted band.

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_(band)


On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 1:02 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Doug Sahm

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 Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About A Mover
 http://youtu.be/XboE3_7KZ3Y

 Taking advantage of the British invasion! This song has a unique, haunting
 sound - a credit to Augie Meyers' signature playing on a Vox organ that I
 had to lug around in a U-Haul for two months in 1965.

 Notes:

 Back in 1964 I met Doug Sahm at the Blue Note Lounge in San Antonio, Texas
 back in 1964. Sahm was a child prodigy in country music - he first sang on
 the radio at the age of five. Sahm became a significant figure in roots
 rock and other genres. Sahm was proficient on dozens of musical
 instruments. He was a friend of Bob Dylan who played on one his albums.

 In 1965 I worked for Sahm as his sound assistant and roadie on a tour
 arranged by the William Morris Agency out of Los Angeles. I was at the Cow
 Palace with Sahm in 1965 at on a Beach Boys tour, featuring The Grateful
 Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and The Birds. Sahm still owes me over $1000 for
 that gig - may he RIP.

 We attended Sham concerts dozens of times over the years in San Antonio,
 San Francisco, and Austin. The last time I heard from him was a phone
 message when he lived in Austin: Get in touch with me if you want to talk
 about baseball or somthin'. Sahm was a big baseball fan.

 Sir Douglas Quintet:

 His first hit was She's About a Mover featuring a 12-bar blues structure
 and was followed by The Rains Came, which was played on radio all over
 L.A. at the time I moved there with my ex-wife, Sally Mann, who later was
 married the late Spencer Dryden of the New Riders of the Purple Sage. I was
 good friends with Johnny Perez, who played maracas and saxophone in the
 early days of the band.

 The Sir Douglas Quintet had a hit with Mendocino, which is kind of
 corny, but fun to listen to. My favorite Quintet album is Sir Douglas
 Quintet + 2 = Honkey Blues on Smash Records. A friend of mine, Charles
 Winans, did the album cover.

 Sir Douglas Quintet - Austin City Limits
 http://youtu.be/PqpgZqUAWmg

 Texas Tornados:

 You've probably heard of New Kids on the Block - here's The Old Guys in
 the Street. The Texas Tornados is a Tejano band. Its music is a fusion of
 rock, country and various Mexican styles. Freddy Fender, Flaco Jiménez,
 Augie Meyers, and Doug Sahm, with  Louie Ortega, Speedy Sparks and Ernie
 Durawa. This is Tex-Mex at it's best! That's me in the hat doin' the two
 step!

 Texas Tornados, Who Were You Thinking Of? - Gruene Hall, 1992
 http://youtu.be/L6ON9tlAQ-8

 Sahm, Meyers and Jiménez are from the San Antonio area. Their 2005 Live
 from Austin album was a recording of a 1990 performance on the TV series
 Austin City Limits. The Texas Tornados won a Grammy Award in 1991.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Sahm

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Douglas_Quintet

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Tornados



 On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 9:32 AM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Rolling Stones

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 The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up - Official Promo
 http://youtu.be/SGyOaCXr8Lw

 Where to begin? I first saw the Stones at the San Antonio State Fair back
 in 1964, which Bill Wyman described as a disaster. They were booed off the
 stage and a troupe of monkeys returned to the stage. Then, in 1965 I met
 them in Los Angeles when they came in to see Doug Sahm (The Sir Douglas
 Quintet) perform at The Trip on the Sunset Strip.

 So, I almost grew up with this band.

 I missed the Altamont concert, although I was only fifty miles away - and
 that's probably a good thing. The last time I saw the Stones live was in
 2011 when they toured Texas and stayed at the Palacio del Rio hotel in
 downtown San Antonio. Mick Jagger and his then girlfriend Marrianne
 Faithful were initiated into TM in 1967 at Bangor, Wales, UK, according to
 Mason.

 Let's just say the Stones are The world's greatest rock  roll band.

 [image: Inline image 3]

 The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in
 1989, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Ranked fourth on the 100
 Greatest Artists of All Time according to Rolling Stone Magazine. Current
 members Mick Jagger – lead and backing 

[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-09 Thread authfriend
Another version, whistle-synced: 
 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQQ5sEOhbjQ 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQQ5sEOhbjQ

 
Seraphita wrote:

  When I was in Watkins booksellers today (which specialises in new age, 
  occult and eastern religions) an old geezer walked in, took one look around, 
  and announced loudly to we customers: Too many words! Far too many words! 
  and then took his leave.
 

  Paying my respects to this awakened one I give you one of the all-time great 
  whistling tracks (ie, one of my favourites)  . . . I Was Kaiser Bill's 
  Batman. (Working title Too Much Birdseed.)
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fRS5nxYxoo 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fRS5nxYxoo





[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-09 Thread s3raphita
He's not one of the chaps who actually recorded the song. He was just paid to 
be the one to go on the show. Funny way to make a living: pretend to whistle 
for two minutes. A least you can't forget the words. 


[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-09 Thread authfriend
I know. It's the whistle-syncing that cracks me up. It's only one mouth 
position, for pete's sake. It shouldn't look so fake!
 
Seraphita wrote:

  He's not one of the chaps who actually recorded the song. He was just paid 
  to be the one to go on the show. 
  Funny way to make a living: pretend to whistle for two minutes. A least you 
  can't forget the words. 




[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-09 Thread doctordumbass
That was AWESOME!! Sort of the 60's groovy version of Fred MacMurray, in, 
Follow Me, Boys! - I end up retching and laughing, at the same time.

[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread emilymaenot
 My reply post to this has been deleted.  The album cover was simply too 
traumatizing and gross even for me.  I had a nightmare and am up at 4:30.  My 
apologies to you all who get email.  Please forgive me.  It's Sunday - I will 
pray and do penance today.   


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread Richard J. Williams
We don't attend many big stadium performances or many touring shows 
anymore either - bad sound, hard to find a parking spot, and expensive. 
The last big event we saw was The River Walk Blues Festival in 2006. We 
much prefer smaller clubs where we can really get into the music and 
have some fun dancing, drinking beer, yelling and stuff.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Austin

On 12/7/2013 10:29 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:
I'll have to visit. Here in the UK I was a big fan of the pub-rock 
scene in the 70s/80s which despised big-ego stadium bands




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread Richard Williams
Jimmy Vaughan

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The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Tuff Enuff, live on Austin City Limits
http://youtu.be/gqc3jWtE2CY

Jimmie Vaughan, brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan, has played with Eric
Clapton, Robert Cray, and BB King, and many others during the 2010
Crossroads Guitar Festival. Vaughan has been awarded four Grammy Awards.
The song Tuff Enuff was a Top 40 hit, peaking at #10 on the Billboard Hot
100 in 1986. Since 1997 Fender has produced a Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex
Stratocaster. One of my favorite albums:  Powerful Stuff, 1989.

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Vaughan

The Fabulous Thunderbirds:

On the evening of February 16, 2000, The Fabulous Thunderbirds made
history, becoming the first band ever to be broadcast on the Internet using
high-definition cameras. The band's first four albums, released between
1979 and 1983, are ranked among the most important 'white blues'
recordings. There have been numerous personel changes in the band; the band
started out in 1976 with Kim Wilson performing vocals and harmonica; Jimmie
Vaughan on guitar; Keith Ferguson on bass; and Mike Buck and Fran Christina
on drums.

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fabulous_Thunderbirds

Jimmie Vaughan loves classic and custom cars, and is an avid car collector.
Vaughan has had many of his customs and hot rods displayed in museums, as
well as featured in rodding and custom magazines.

Read more:

Street Rodder Magazine
January 1985
p. 55

Rod  Custom Magazine
April 2000
pp. 88-91





On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Oh, yeah! The Elevators, with Roky Erikson and jug player Tommy Hall, who
 used to play at the old Vulcan Gas Company in Austin back in 1965 - that's
 where I met my ex-wife, Sally Mann. I also met Janis Joplin at the Vulcan
 on South Congress Street. Before I split up with Sally we saw the Elevators
 at The Fillmore West and The Avalon Ballroom when we moved out to San
 Francisco. They were a very cool band to dance to live, but like a lot of
 other guys, really hooked on ecstasy or something, probably weed. Go
 figure. Thanks for the memories!

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 13th Floor Elevators - Youre Gonna Miss Me
 http://youtu.be/47SI1FddVqY

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_Floor_Elevators


 On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 1:29 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:



 Talking about Austin City: did you ever see The 13th Floor Elevators?
 They intrigued me because they pioneered both the raw garage approach to
 recording and the psychedelic soundscape. They're one of those bands most
 people today won't know but who were amazingly influential over the long
 term.



 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPBJsdE9V14

  





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread Richard J. Williams
If you are using Yahoo Mail, it's been down for days. Go figure. Thanks 
for the link to the punk band. LoL!


On 12/8/2013 6:52 AM, emilymae...@yahoo.com wrote:


 My reply post to this has been deleted.  The album cover was simply 
too traumatizing and gross even for me.  I had a nightmare and am up 
at 4:30.  My apologies to you all who get email.  Please forgive me. 
 It's Sunday - I will pray and do penance today.







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread authfriend
My Yahoo Mail hasn't been down at all.
 
Richard wrote:

  If you are using Yahoo Mail, it's been down for days. Go figure.
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread Share Long
Richard, could it be yahoo and not my server?! I got a service call into my 
Internet provider, fiber optic Lisco, very fast. Anyway, keep up the good work 
(-:



On Sunday, December 8, 2013 8:30 AM, Richard J. Williams pundits...@gmail.com 
wrote:
 
  
If you are using Yahoo Mail, it's been down for days. Go figure. Thanks for the 
link to the punk band. LoL!

On 12/8/2013 6:52 AM, emilymae...@yahoo.com wrote:

  
 My reply post to this has been deleted.  The album cover was simply too 
traumatizing and gross even for me.  I had a nightmare and am up at 4:30.  My 
apologies to you all who get email.  Please forgive me.  It's Sunday - I will 
pray and do penance today.   



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread Richard Williams
Maybe YOUR Yahoo Mail hasn't been down at all. Go figure.

It's probably a problem with my Internet Explorer 11. So, I seem to be able
to get Yahoo Mail using the Google Chrome. At any rate, YAHOO SUCKS!

This graph displays status activity for the selected service over the past
24 hours. For example, the graph might show that there were intermittent
service issues 3 hours ago. Use these guidelines to interpret the status
history graph:

[image: Inline image 1]

http://downrightnow.com/about/faq#q11

Anyway, I just received this from a friend:

I AM SO DISGUSTED WITH THE NEW YAHOO, SOMETIMES I CAN NOT ADD YOU OR
OTHERS SO I JUST DON'T SEND ANYTHING. I WILL KEEP YOU ON MY LIST


On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 9:00 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:



 *My Yahoo Mail hasn't been down at all.*



 *Richard wrote:*
  If you are using Yahoo Mail, it's been down for days. Go figure.

  



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread Richard J. Williams
Maybe. I can read my Yahoo Mail, what little there is, using the Google 
Chrome Browser, but not with Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer11. Go 
figure.


 On 12/8/2013 9:26 AM, Share Long wrote:
Richard, could it be yahoo and not my server?! I got a service call 
into my Internet provider, fiber optic Lisco, very fast. Anyway, keep 
up the good work (-:



On Sunday, December 8, 2013 8:30 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
If you are using Yahoo Mail, it's been down for days. Go figure. 
Thanks for the link to the punk band. LoL!


On 12/8/2013 6:52 AM, emilymae...@yahoo.com 
mailto:emilymae...@yahoo.com wrote:
 My reply post to this has been deleted.  The album cover was simply 
too traumatizing and gross even for me.  I had a nightmare and am up 
at 4:30.  My apologies to you all who get email.  Please forgive me. 
 It's Sunday - I will pray and do penance today.









Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread Share Long
Nope, Richard, it's the battery of the connector gizmo for the fiber optic. My 
wonderful neighbor gave me the password to their wifi and here I am! Hopefully 
Lisco will fix or replace battery tomorrow. I had well over 100 posts this 
morning. You all keep up the good work!





On Sunday, December 8, 2013 10:14 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
Maybe. I can read my Yahoo Mail, what little there is, using the Google Chrome 
Browser, but not with Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer11. Go figure.

 On 12/8/2013 9:26 AM, Share Long wrote:

  
Richard, could it be yahoo and not my server?! I got a service call into my 
Internet provider, fiber optic Lisco, very fast. Anyway, keep up the good work 
(-:



On Sunday, December 8, 2013 8:30 AM, Richard J. Williams 
pundits...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  
If you are using Yahoo Mail, it's been down for days. Go figure. Thanks for 
the link to the punk band. LoL!

On 12/8/2013 6:52 AM, emilymae...@yahoo.com wrote:

  
 My reply post to this has been deleted.  The album cover was simply too 
traumatizing and gross even for me.  I had a nightmare and am up at 4:30.  My 
apologies to you all who get email.  Please forgive me.  It's Sunday - I will 
pray and do penance today.   






Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread authfriend
Uh, yes, that's what I said. 
 
Richard wrote:

  Maybe YOUR Yahoo Mail hasn't been down at all. Go figure.
 

 

  
 

 It's probably a problem with my Internet Explorer 11. So, I seem to be able to 
get Yahoo Mail using the Google Chrome. At any rate, YAHOO SUCKS!
 

 This graph displays status activity for the selected service over the past 24 
hours. For example, the graph might show that there were intermittent service 
issues 3 hours ago. Use these guidelines to interpret the status history graph:
 

 

 

 http://downrightnow.com/about/faq#q11 http://downrightnow.com/about/faq#q11 
 

 Anyway, I just received this from a friend:
 

 I AM SO DISGUSTED WITH THE NEW YAHOO, SOMETIMES I CAN NOT ADD YOU OR OTHERS 
SO I JUST DON'T SEND ANYTHING. I WILL KEEP YOU ON MY LIST
 
 

 On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 9:00 AM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
   My Yahoo Mail hasn't been down at all.
 
Richard wrote:

  If you are using Yahoo Mail, it's been down for days. Go figure.
 


 
 
 
 




 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread emilymaenot
It was dark and disturbing, although the tune wasn't bad.  I was channeling 
S3raphita's seeming interest with the deviant psyche (sorry S3raphita). 
However, I'm too sensitive; I don't see horror movies either.  It all affects 
me for the worse. I'm *still* feeling the affects of my own post, so am going 
to stay quiet until it resolves. Have a joyous Christmas.   


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread Richard J. Williams

Let me re-phrase what I said: YAHOO MAIL SUCKS!

On 12/8/2013 10:59 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


Uh, yes, that's what I said.


Richard wrote:

 Maybe YOUR Yahoo Mail hasn't been down at all. Go figure.

It's probably a problem with my Internet Explorer 11. So, I seem to be 
able to get Yahoo Mail using the Google Chrome. At any rate, YAHOO SUCKS!


This graph displays status activity for the selected service over the 
past 24 hours. For example, the graph might show that there were 
intermittent service issues 3 hours ago. Use these guidelines to 
interpret the status history graph:


Inline image 1

http://downrightnow.com/about/faq#q11

Anyway, I just received this from a friend:

I AM SO DISGUSTED WITH THE NEW YAHOO, SOMETIMES I CAN NOT ADD YOU OR 
OTHERS SO I JUST DON'T SEND ANYTHING. I WILL KEEP YOU ON MY LIST



On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 9:00 AM, authfriend@...
mailto:authfriend@... wrote:

*My Yahoo Mail hasn't been down at all.*

*
Richard wrote:

*
 If you are using Yahoo Mail, it's been down for days. Go figure.







[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread s3raphita
Re It was dark and disturbing, although the tune wasn't bad.  I was channeling 
S3raphita's seeming interest with the deviant psyche (sorry S3raphita). 
However, I'm too sensitive; I don't see horror movies either.:
 

 Horror is one of my favourite genres. However, it's the atmospheric stuff I 
watch - Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now is perfection. 

 

 Yes, Wayne County was disturbing (he is now a she so calls herself Jayne 
County). But that's what genuine punk was supposed to be about. 
 

 I also linked above to The Ozark Mountain Daredevils performing You Made It 
Right. It's really a beautiful hymn. It should calm you down. Lyrics:
 
 I've got a moon out my window in the night
and I've got a sun out my doorway when it gets light
I've got stones on the mountain and a clear, blue, wind-swept sky
thank you, Lord
you made it right, you made it right

and I've got a woman to love me when I'm gone
and I've got stars to find me the way back home
I've got rain in the morning when I'm stranded all alone
thank you, Lord
you made it right, you made it right

I've been standin' on a hillside in the night
and I've been singin' 'bout the good things and the light
there's a new star on the horizon and it nearly fills the sky
thank you, Lord
you made it right, you made it right




 



[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread emilymaenot
Thank you S3raphita; balance is always achieved one way or another.  I am stuck 
in the psychology of my illusionary self in the moment and the sensitivity of 
my feeling self, so do plan to retreat for awhile and allow my mind to quiet 
and my heart to heal; my reactivity is paining me. No advice needed.  A lurker 
I will be and I do always enjoy your posts, despite what a few I tagged 
together might set off within me.  No worries, really, except perhaps that 
emergency preparedness is still on the list of things to do. Sincerely, Em


[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread s3raphita
When I say Wayne County was disturbing I should have added he was also 
hilarious. It's the darkest of black humour but his performances in the punk 
venues in London were always packed out.



[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-08 Thread s3raphita
When I was in Watkins booksellers today (which specialises in new age, occult 
and eastern religions) an old geezer walked in, took one look around, and 
announced loudly to we customers: Too many words! Far too many words! and 
then took his leave.
 

 Paying my respects to this awakened one I give you one of the all-time great 
whistling tracks (ie, one of my favourites)  . . . I Was Kaiser Bill's 
Batman. (Working title Too Much Birdseed.)
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fRS5nxYxoo 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fRS5nxYxoo



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-07 Thread Richard Williams
Peter Gabriel

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Peter Gabriel - Steam
http://youtu.be/Qt87bLX7m_o

Comments:

A video is packed with in-your-face symbolism to wake you up from the
dream. If you can just see beyond its entertainment value.

Other favorites of mine: Shock the Monkey, from Gabriel's fourth album,
(the first commercial album recorded entirely to digital tape); and
Digging in the Dirt.

Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey
http://youtu.be/CnVf1ZoCJSo

Peter Gabriel is the founder of Genesis in 1967 with Tony Banks, Anthony
Phillips, Mike Rutherford, and drummer Chris Stewart.

After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. His
1986 album, So, is his most commercially successful, and the album's
biggest hit, Sledgehammer, won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV
Video Music Awards. TIME magazine named Gabriel one of the 100 most
influential people in the world for his humanitarian efforts over the
years with Amnesty International. His videos have won numerous awards.

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gabriel


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Police

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 Live at Madison Square Garden, 2007

 One of my favorites which was banned by the BBC. Go figure.

 The Police - Roxanne
 http://youtu.be/3T1c7GkzRQQ

 Another favorite of mine from the Ghost in the Machine album, 1981 -
 Spirits in the Material World. These two songs are what I call ear
 hummers - once you hear them, they keep humming in your ears for days!

 Their 1983 album, Synchronicity, was number one on both the UK Albums
 Chart and the US Billboard 200, and sold over 8 million copies in the US.
 The Police have won six Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards (winning Best
 British Group once), an MTV Video Music Award, and in 2003 were inducted
 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Police are Sting - lead vocals,
 bass; Andy Summers - guitar; and Stewart Copeland - drums.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Police


 On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 8:40 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Genesis

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 My favorite - Abacab, 1981, featuring the gated drum sound: Daryl
 Stuermer, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Phil Collins.

 Genesis - Abacab (Full album)
 http://youtu.be/KX4kpMb0mTM

 Genesis, is a progressive rock band, (sometimes critiqued as MOR) is
 among the highest-selling recording artists of all time, with approximately
 150 million albums sold worldwide. Genesis was inducted into the Rock and
 Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. Phil Collins has written a book about the Alamo
 in San Antonio - a good read. According to The New Rolling Stone Album
 Guide, Genesis has made its share of mediocre albums - perhaps even more
 than its share, considering how long the band has been around. But bad
 albums? None to speak of.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_(band)

 'The Book of Genesis'
  by Hugh Fielder, 1984


 On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Doors

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 I met Jerry Jarvis at the first SIMS course and introduced him to Mike
 Love and Rick Stanley who were initiated in the second SIMS course. The
 Maharishi's' directions on how to meditate were incorporated into the
 Door's songs: Take it easy... and 'take it as it comes..., according to
 Mason.

  Ranked number 41 on the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Artists
 of All Time.

 http://www.rollingstone.com/100-greatest-artists-of-all-timehttp://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-artists-of-all-time-19691231/the-doors-20110420

 The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive
 gold LPs. In 1993, the Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
 Fame. Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and
 guitarist Robby Krieger.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doors

 Notes:

 In 'Riders on the Storm' by John Densmore, it was Ray and Robbie Krieger
 who were initiated into TM. John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, and Ray Manzarek
 took the TM plunge in the spring of 1965 and were initiated by Jerry Jarvis
 at SIMS, which was located at 1015 Gayley Avenue in Westwood. However,
 there is no evidence that Jim Morrison was ever tried TM. Too bad.

 Work cited:

 'Maharishi: The Biography'
 By Paul Mason
 Element, 1994
 p. 90-91

 Other titles of interest:

 'Riders on the Storm'
 By John Densmore
 Bloomsbury, 1991

 'Light My Fire'
 By Ray Manzarek
 Putnam, 1998


 On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM, Richard J. Williams 
 pundits...@gmail.com wrote:

  You won't get any argument from me! Got all their old albums on
 vinyl. Thanks for the reply!


 On 12/4/2013 7:32 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:



 Nice selection Richard. But re Pink Floyd: it's their pre-Dark Sidealbums 
 that appeal to me. The track
 Echoes on their Meddle album is the pinnacle of rock as art.


  You've missed out one of the greatest rock bands of all time, 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-07 Thread Richard Williams
The Rolling Stones

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The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up - Official Promo
http://youtu.be/SGyOaCXr8Lw

Where to begin? I first saw the Stones at the San Antonio State Fair back
in 1964, which Bill Wyman described as a disaster. They were booed off the
stage and a troupe of monkeys returned to the stage. Then, in 1965 I met
them in Los Angeles when they came in to see Doug Sahm (The Sir Douglas
Quintet) perform at The Trip on the Sunset Strip.

So, I almost grew up with this band.

I missed the Altamont concert, although I was only fifty miles away - and
that's probably a good thing. The last time I saw the Stones live was in
2011 when they toured Texas and stayed at the Palacio del Rio hotel in
downtown San Antonio. Mick Jagger and his then girlfriend Marrianne
Faithful were initiated into TM in 1967 at Bangor, Wales, UK, according to
Mason.

Let's just say the Stones are The world's greatest rock  roll band.

[image: Inline image 3]

The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in
1989, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Ranked fourth on the 100
Greatest Artists of All Time according to Rolling Stone Magazine. Current
members Mick Jagger – lead and backing vocals, harmonica, guitars, bass,
keyboards, percussion (1962–present) Keith Richards – guitars, bass,
keyboards, backing and lead vocals, percussion (1962–present) Charlie Watts
– drums, percussion (1963–present) Ronnie Wood – guitars, bass, saxophone,
drums, backing vocals.

Work cited:

'Maharishi: The Biography'
by Paul Mason
p. 109

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones

http://blog.chron.com/40yearsafter/2011/06/stones-roll-into-san-antonio/

'Stoned'
by  Andrew Loog Oldham
St. Martin's Griffin, 2000.

Egan, Sean (2006). The Rough Guide to the Rolling Stones. London: Penguin.
ISBN 1-84353-719-2.



On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 7:13 AM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Peter Gabriel

 [image: Inline image 1]

 Peter Gabriel - Steam
 http://youtu.be/Qt87bLX7m_o

 Comments:

 A video is packed with in-your-face symbolism to wake you up from the
 dream. If you can just see beyond its entertainment value.

 Other favorites of mine: Shock the Monkey, from Gabriel's fourth album,
 (the first commercial album recorded entirely to digital tape); and
 Digging in the Dirt.

 Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey
 http://youtu.be/CnVf1ZoCJSo

 Peter Gabriel is the founder of Genesis in 1967 with Tony Banks, Anthony
 Phillips, Mike Rutherford, and drummer Chris Stewart.

 After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. His
 1986 album, So, is his most commercially successful, and the album's
 biggest hit, Sledgehammer, won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV
 Video Music Awards. TIME magazine named Gabriel one of the 100 most
 influential people in the world for his humanitarian efforts over the
 years with Amnesty International. His videos have won numerous awards.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gabriel


 On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Police

 [image: Inline image 1]

 Live at Madison Square Garden, 2007

 One of my favorites which was banned by the BBC. Go figure.

 The Police - Roxanne
 http://youtu.be/3T1c7GkzRQQ

 Another favorite of mine from the Ghost in the Machine album, 1981 -
 Spirits in the Material World. These two songs are what I call ear
 hummers - once you hear them, they keep humming in your ears for days!

 Their 1983 album, Synchronicity, was number one on both the UK Albums
 Chart and the US Billboard 200, and sold over 8 million copies in the US.
 The Police have won six Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards (winning Best
 British Group once), an MTV Video Music Award, and in 2003 were inducted
 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Police are Sting - lead vocals,
 bass; Andy Summers - guitar; and Stewart Copeland - drums.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Police


 On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 8:40 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Genesis

 [image: Inline image 1]

 My favorite - Abacab, 1981, featuring the gated drum sound: Daryl
 Stuermer, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Phil Collins.

 Genesis - Abacab (Full album)
 http://youtu.be/KX4kpMb0mTM

 Genesis, is a progressive rock band, (sometimes critiqued as MOR) is
 among the highest-selling recording artists of all time, with approximately
 150 million albums sold worldwide. Genesis was inducted into the Rock and
 Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. Phil Collins has written a book about the Alamo
 in San Antonio - a good read. According to The New Rolling Stone Album
 Guide, Genesis has made its share of mediocre albums - perhaps even more
 than its share, considering how long the band has been around. But bad
 albums? None to speak of.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_(band)

 'The Book of Genesis'
  by Hugh Fielder, 1984


 On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM, Richard Williams 
 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-07 Thread Richard Williams
Doug Sahm

[image: Inline image 1]

Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About A Mover
http://youtu.be/XboE3_7KZ3Y

Taking advantage of the British invasion! This song has a unique, haunting
sound - a credit to Augie Meyers' signature playing on a Vox organ that I
had to lug around in a U-Haul for two months in 1965.

Notes:

Back in 1964 I met Doug Sahm at the Blue Note Lounge in San Antonio, Texas
back in 1964. Sahm was a child prodigy in country music - he first sang on
the radio at the age of five. Sahm became a significant figure in roots
rock and other genres. Sahm was proficient on dozens of musical
instruments. He was a friend of Bob Dylan who played on one his albums.

In 1965 I worked for Sahm as his sound assistant and roadie on a tour
arranged by the William Morris Agency out of Los Angeles. I was at the Cow
Palace with Sahm in 1965 at on a Beach Boys tour, featuring The Grateful
Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and The Birds. Sahm still owes me over $1000 for
that gig - may he RIP.

We attended Sham concerts dozens of times over the years in San Antonio,
San Francisco, and Austin. The last time I heard from him was a phone
message when he lived in Austin: Get in touch with me if you want to talk
about baseball or somthin'. Sahm was a big baseball fan.

Sir Douglas Quintet:

His first hit was She's About a Mover featuring a 12-bar blues structure
and was followed by The Rains Came, which was played on radio all over
L.A. at the time I moved there with my ex-wife, Sally Mann, who later was
married the late Spencer Dryden of the New Riders of the Purple Sage. I was
good friends with Johnny Perez, who played maracas and saxophone in the
early days of the band.

The Sir Douglas Quintet had a hit with Mendocino, which is kind of corny,
but fun to listen to. My favorite Quintet album is Sir Douglas Quintet + 2
= Honkey Blues on Smash Records. A friend of mine, Charles Winans, did the
album cover.

Sir Douglas Quintet - Austin City Limits
http://youtu.be/PqpgZqUAWmg

Texas Tornados:

You've probably heard of New Kids on the Block - here's The Old Guys in
the Street. The Texas Tornados is a Tejano band. Its music is a fusion of
rock, country and various Mexican styles. Freddy Fender, Flaco Jiménez,
Augie Meyers, and Doug Sahm, with  Louie Ortega, Speedy Sparks and Ernie
Durawa. This is Tex-Mex at it's best! That's me in the hat doin' the two
step!

Texas Tornados, Who Were You Thinking Of? - Gruene Hall, 1992
http://youtu.be/L6ON9tlAQ-8

Sahm, Meyers and Jiménez are from the San Antonio area. Their 2005 Live
from Austin album was a recording of a 1990 performance on the TV series
Austin City Limits. The Texas Tornados won a Grammy Award in 1991.

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Sahm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Douglas_Quintet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Tornados



On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 9:32 AM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Rolling Stones

 [image: Inline image 1]

 The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up - Official Promo
 http://youtu.be/SGyOaCXr8Lw

 Where to begin? I first saw the Stones at the San Antonio State Fair back
 in 1964, which Bill Wyman described as a disaster. They were booed off the
 stage and a troupe of monkeys returned to the stage. Then, in 1965 I met
 them in Los Angeles when they came in to see Doug Sahm (The Sir Douglas
 Quintet) perform at The Trip on the Sunset Strip.

 So, I almost grew up with this band.

 I missed the Altamont concert, although I was only fifty miles away - and
 that's probably a good thing. The last time I saw the Stones live was in
 2011 when they toured Texas and stayed at the Palacio del Rio hotel in
 downtown San Antonio. Mick Jagger and his then girlfriend Marrianne
 Faithful were initiated into TM in 1967 at Bangor, Wales, UK, according to
 Mason.

 Let's just say the Stones are The world's greatest rock  roll band.

 [image: Inline image 3]

 The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in
 1989, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Ranked fourth on the 100
 Greatest Artists of All Time according to Rolling Stone Magazine. Current
 members Mick Jagger – lead and backing vocals, harmonica, guitars, bass,
 keyboards, percussion (1962–present) Keith Richards – guitars, bass,
 keyboards, backing and lead vocals, percussion (1962–present) Charlie Watts
 – drums, percussion (1963–present) Ronnie Wood – guitars, bass, saxophone,
 drums, backing vocals.

 Work cited:

 'Maharishi: The Biography'
 by Paul Mason
 p. 109

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones

 http://blog.chron.com/40yearsafter/2011/06/stones-roll-into-san-antonio/

 'Stoned'
 by  Andrew Loog Oldham
 St. Martin's Griffin, 2000.

 Egan, Sean (2006). The Rough Guide to the Rolling Stones. London: Penguin.
 ISBN 1-84353-719-2.



 On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 7:13 AM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Peter Gabriel

 [image: Inline image 1]

 Peter Gabriel - Steam
 http://youtu.be/Qt87bLX7m_o

 Comments:

 A 

[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-07 Thread s3raphita
Talking about Austin City: did you ever see The 13th Floor Elevators? They 
intrigued me because they pioneered both the raw garage approach to recording 
and the psychedelic soundscape. They're one of those bands most people today 
won't know but who were amazingly influential over the long term.
  

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPBJsdE9V14 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPBJsdE9V14



[FairfieldLife] Re: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-07 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 Talking about Austin City: did you ever see The 13th Floor Elevators?
They intrigued me because they pioneered both the raw garage approach
to recording and the psychedelic soundscape. They're one of those bands
most people today won't know but who were amazingly influential over the
long term.

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPBJsdE9V14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPBJsdE9V14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPBJsdE9V14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPBJsdE9V14

Absofuckinglutely.

I distinctly remember when their album first came out; it was like a bit
of a revolution -- the *first* psychedelic album, ever. They got their
record out and into the hands of acidheads long before The Grateful Dead
or Jefferson Airplane or any of the other head bands did.

I saw them once in San Francisco, at the Avalon. Boy, that was a scene.

Stoned Haight Ashbury hippie acidheads dancing around to the sounds of
-- essentially -- a Texas garage band, performing better psychedelic
rock than their own local head bands were putting out. Thanks for the
trip (so to speak) down memory lane.  :-)





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-07 Thread Richard Williams
Oh, yeah! The Elevators, with Roky Erikson and jug player Tommy Hall, who
used to play at the old Vulcan Gas Company in Austin back in 1965 - that's
where I met my ex-wife, Sally Mann. I also met Janis Joplin at the Vulcan
on South Congress Street. Before I split up with Sally we saw the Elevators
at The Fillmore West and The Avalon Ballroom when we moved out to San
Francisco. They were a very cool band to dance to live, but like a lot of
other guys, really hooked on ecstasy or something, probably weed. Go
figure. Thanks for the memories!

[image: Inline image 1]

13th Floor Elevators - Youre Gonna Miss Me
http://youtu.be/47SI1FddVqY

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_Floor_Elevators


On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 1:29 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:



 Talking about Austin City: did you ever see The 13th Floor Elevators? They
 intrigued me because they pioneered both the raw garage approach to
 recording and the psychedelic soundscape. They're one of those bands most
 people today won't know but who were amazingly influential over the long
 term.



 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPBJsdE9V14

  



[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-07 Thread s3raphita
It would be simpler if Barry and Richard listed the bands they *haven't* seen. 
 

 And you caught the acts when they were fresh and surprising - lucky you. And 
before bands had moved on to giving performances in vast stadiums - something 
else I loathe. 


[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-07 Thread s3raphita
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils were popular among my set in the north east of 
England in the late 70s. A real fun band. You Made It Right is simple but 
perfect laid-back country rock. 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8NPdyVw5XE 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8NPdyVw5XE 


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-07 Thread Richard J. Williams
That's one of the main reason I'm still in Central Texas - Austin is the 
live music capital of the world.


Austin was home to the Vulcan Gas Company that featured headliners such 
as the 13th Floor Elevators, Johnny and Edgar Winter and Shiva's 
Headband. The Vulcan morphed into the Armadillo World Headquarters in 
1970 and for more than ten years featured music of all genres, from 
Bruce Springsteen to Bette Midler, as well as local ballet, blues and jazz.


The PBS live music television show Austin City Limits began in 1974 and 
has featured, as of 2005, over 500 artists of various genres, including 
rock, folk, country, bluegrass and zydeco.


Austin is the home of South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual film, music 
and interactive conference and festival, and the expanding number of 
fringe events that take place during the festival, at venues all over 
town. 


Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Austin,_Texas

On 12/7/2013 5:09 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:

It would be simpler if Barry and Richard listed the bands they 
*haven't* seen.



And you caught the acts when they were fresh and surprising - lucky 
you. And before bands had moved on to giving performances in vast 
stadiums - something else I loathe.







[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-07 Thread s3raphita
That's one of the main reason I'm still in Central Texas - Austin is the live 
music capital of the world. 

 

 I'll have to visit. Here in the UK I was a big fan of the pub-rock scene in 
the 70s/80s which despised big-ego stadium bands and concentrated on rockers 
like Dr Feelgood and Steve Gibbons . . .  and then the punk and new-wave bands 
that followed, including New York reject Wayne County. Check this out! 
 WARNING: not for the faint-hearted! It was banned by the BBC.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-0c4lgvpb4 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-0c4lgvpb4

 

 

 . 
 

 



[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-07 Thread emilymaenot
S3raphita, here's a band that started in San Antonio.
 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbYGRflMgKQ 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbYGRflMgKQ

 

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butthole_Surfers 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butthole_Surfers

 

 Rooted in the 1980s hardcore punk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardcore_punk 
scene, Butthole Surfers quickly became known for their chaotic and disturbing 
live shows, black comedy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_comedy, and a sound 
that incorporated elements of psychedelia 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychedelic_rock, noise 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise_rock, punk rock 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_rock and, later, electronica 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronica, as well as their use of sound 
manipulation and tape editing.[3] 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butthole_Surfers#cite_note-autogenerated1-3[4] 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butthole_Surfers#cite_note-4 The Buttholes have a 
well-reported appetite for recreational drugs, an evident influence on their 
sound.[5] 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butthole_Surfers#cite_note-Azerrad.2C_Our_Band.2C_p._274.E2.80.93311-5
 Although they were respected by their peers and attracted a devoted fan base, 
Butthole Surfers had little commercial success until 1996's Electriclarryland 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electriclarryland.[5] 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butthole_Surfers#cite_note-Azerrad.2C_Our_Band.2C_p._274.E2.80.93311-5[6]
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butthole_Surfers#cite_note-ReferenceB-6 The album 
contained the hit single Pepper http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper_(song) 
which climbed to number one on Billboard's 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_(magazine) Modern Rock Tracks 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Rock_Tracks chart that year.[7] 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butthole_Surfers#cite_note-autogenerated2-7


[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-07 Thread emilymaenot
P.S.  Seraphita, just to make sure you don't think I was insulting you on any 
level. I don't like the title of the band, but I like this one song, mostly 
because it is so irreverent and there are times irreverence fits the bill. 
Not a good Christmas song though.  


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-06 Thread Richard Williams
Genesis

[image: Inline image 1]

My favorite - Abacab, 1981, featuring the gated drum sound: Daryl
Stuermer, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Phil Collins.

Genesis - Abacab (Full album)
http://youtu.be/KX4kpMb0mTM

Genesis, is a progressive rock band, (sometimes critiqued as MOR) is among
the highest-selling recording artists of all time, with approximately 150
million albums sold worldwide. Genesis was inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame in 2010. Phil Collins has written a book about the Alamo in
San Antonio - a good read. According to The New Rolling Stone Album Guide,
Genesis has made its share of mediocre albums - perhaps even more than its
share, considering how long the band has been around. But bad albums? None
to speak of.

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_(band)

'The Book of Genesis'
by Hugh Fielder, 1984


On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Doors

 [image: Inline image 1]

 I met Jerry Jarvis at the first SIMS course and introduced him to Mike
 Love and Rick Stanley who were initiated in the second SIMS course. The
 Maharishi's' directions on how to meditate were incorporated into the
 Door's songs: Take it easy... and 'take it as it comes..., according to
 Mason.

  Ranked number 41 on the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Artists
 of All Time.

 http://www.rollingstone.com/100-greatest-artists-of-all-timehttp://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-artists-of-all-time-19691231/the-doors-20110420

 The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive
 gold LPs. In 1993, the Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
 Fame. Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and
 guitarist Robby Krieger.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doors

 Notes:

 In 'Riders on the Storm' by John Densmore, it was Ray and Robbie Krieger
 who were initiated into TM. John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, and Ray Manzarek
 took the TM plunge in the spring of 1965 and were initiated by Jerry Jarvis
 at SIMS, which was located at 1015 Gayley Avenue in Westwood. However,
 there is no evidence that Jim Morrison was ever tried TM. Too bad.

 Work cited:

 'Maharishi: The Biography'
 By Paul Mason
 Element, 1994
 p. 90-91

 Other titles of interest:

 'Riders on the Storm'
 By John Densmore
 Bloomsbury, 1991

 'Light My Fire'
 By Ray Manzarek
 Putnam, 1998


 On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM, Richard J. Williams 
 pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

  You won't get any argument from me! Got all their old albums on vinyl.
 Thanks for the reply!


 On 12/4/2013 7:32 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:



 Nice selection Richard. But re Pink Floyd: it's their pre-Dark Sidealbums 
 that appeal to me. The track
 Echoes on their Meddle album is the pinnacle of rock as art.


  You've missed out one of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Doors:


  http://tinyurl.com/o27gqfq
  






Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-06 Thread Richard Williams
The Police

[image: Inline image 1]

Live at Madison Square Garden, 2007

One of my favorites which was banned by the BBC. Go figure.

The Police - Roxanne
http://youtu.be/3T1c7GkzRQQ

Another favorite of mine from the Ghost in the Machine album, 1981 -
Spirits in the Material World. These two songs are what I call ear
hummers - once you hear them, they keep humming in your ears for days!

Their 1983 album, Synchronicity, was number one on both the UK Albums
Chart and the US Billboard 200, and sold over 8 million copies in the US.
The Police have won six Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards (winning Best
British Group once), an MTV Video Music Award, and in 2003 were inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Police are Sting - lead vocals,
bass; Andy Summers - guitar; and Stewart Copeland - drums.

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Police


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 8:40 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Genesis

 [image: Inline image 1]

 My favorite - Abacab, 1981, featuring the gated drum sound: Daryl
 Stuermer, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Phil Collins.

 Genesis - Abacab (Full album)
 http://youtu.be/KX4kpMb0mTM

 Genesis, is a progressive rock band, (sometimes critiqued as MOR) is among
 the highest-selling recording artists of all time, with approximately 150
 million albums sold worldwide. Genesis was inducted into the Rock and Roll
 Hall of Fame in 2010. Phil Collins has written a book about the Alamo in
 San Antonio - a good read. According to The New Rolling Stone Album Guide,
 Genesis has made its share of mediocre albums - perhaps even more than its
 share, considering how long the band has been around. But bad albums? None
 to speak of.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_(band)

 'The Book of Genesis'
 by Hugh Fielder, 1984


 On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Doors

 [image: Inline image 1]

 I met Jerry Jarvis at the first SIMS course and introduced him to Mike
 Love and Rick Stanley who were initiated in the second SIMS course. The
 Maharishi's' directions on how to meditate were incorporated into the
 Door's songs: Take it easy... and 'take it as it comes..., according to
 Mason.

  Ranked number 41 on the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Artists
 of All Time.

 http://www.rollingstone.com/100-greatest-artists-of-all-timehttp://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-artists-of-all-time-19691231/the-doors-20110420

 The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive
 gold LPs. In 1993, the Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
 Fame. Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and
 guitarist Robby Krieger.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doors

 Notes:

 In 'Riders on the Storm' by John Densmore, it was Ray and Robbie Krieger
 who were initiated into TM. John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, and Ray Manzarek
 took the TM plunge in the spring of 1965 and were initiated by Jerry Jarvis
 at SIMS, which was located at 1015 Gayley Avenue in Westwood. However,
 there is no evidence that Jim Morrison was ever tried TM. Too bad.

 Work cited:

 'Maharishi: The Biography'
 By Paul Mason
 Element, 1994
 p. 90-91

 Other titles of interest:

 'Riders on the Storm'
 By John Densmore
 Bloomsbury, 1991

 'Light My Fire'
 By Ray Manzarek
 Putnam, 1998


 On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM, Richard J. Williams pundits...@gmail.com
  wrote:

  You won't get any argument from me! Got all their old albums on vinyl.
 Thanks for the reply!


 On 12/4/2013 7:32 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:



 Nice selection Richard. But re Pink Floyd: it's their pre-Dark Sidealbums 
 that appeal to me. The track
 Echoes on their Meddle album is the pinnacle of rock as art.


  You've missed out one of the greatest rock bands of all time, The
 Doors:


  http://tinyurl.com/o27gqfq
  







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-06 Thread Richard Williams
/Mark Knopfler

[image: Inline image 1]

Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Sting  Phil Collins- Money for Nothing
http://youtu.be/6D6cw8Ob2sk

Mark Knopfler is a fingerstyle guitarist and was ranked 27th on Rolling
Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Dire
Straits' most popular studio album was their fifth, Brothers in Arms, the
fourth best selling album in UK chart history - a blockbuster in the USA.
The first compact disc to sell a million copies according to Guinness Book
of World Records. According to Buckley Dire Straits was formed by Mark and
David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers in 1977. Terry Williams,
formerly of Rockpile, also joned the band for the fourth studio album.

http://www.rollingstone.com/100-greatest-guitarists-of-all-timehttp://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-guitarists-of-all-time-19691231/mark-knopfler-20101202

A four-time Grammy Award winner, Knopfler is the recipient of the Edison
Award and the Steiger Award, and holds three honorary doctorate degrees in
music from universities in the United Kingdom. Knopfler also has a
collection of classic cars which he races and exhibits at shows, including
a Maserati 300S and an Austin-Healey 100S. My kind of guy!

Work cited:

'The Rough Guide to Rock'
by Peter Buckley
p. 297

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Knopfler

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dire_Straits


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Police

 [image: Inline image 1]

 Live at Madison Square Garden, 2007

 One of my favorites which was banned by the BBC. Go figure.

 The Police - Roxanne
 http://youtu.be/3T1c7GkzRQQ

 Another favorite of mine from the Ghost in the Machine album, 1981 -
 Spirits in the Material World. These two songs are what I call ear
 hummers - once you hear them, they keep humming in your ears for days!

 Their 1983 album, Synchronicity, was number one on both the UK Albums
 Chart and the US Billboard 200, and sold over 8 million copies in the US.
 The Police have won six Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards (winning Best
 British Group once), an MTV Video Music Award, and in 2003 were inducted
 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Police are Sting - lead vocals,
 bass; Andy Summers - guitar; and Stewart Copeland - drums.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Police


 On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 8:40 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Genesis

 [image: Inline image 1]

 My favorite - Abacab, 1981, featuring the gated drum sound: Daryl
 Stuermer, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Phil Collins.

 Genesis - Abacab (Full album)
 http://youtu.be/KX4kpMb0mTM

 Genesis, is a progressive rock band, (sometimes critiqued as MOR) is
 among the highest-selling recording artists of all time, with approximately
 150 million albums sold worldwide. Genesis was inducted into the Rock and
 Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. Phil Collins has written a book about the Alamo
 in San Antonio - a good read. According to The New Rolling Stone Album
 Guide, Genesis has made its share of mediocre albums - perhaps even more
 than its share, considering how long the band has been around. But bad
 albums? None to speak of.

 Read more:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_(band)

 'The Book of Genesis'
  by Hugh Fielder, 1984


 On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 The Doors

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 I met Jerry Jarvis at the first SIMS course and introduced him to Mike
 Love and Rick Stanley who were initiated in the second SIMS course. The
 Maharishi's' directions on how to meditate were incorporated into the
 Door's songs: Take it easy... and 'take it as it comes..., according to
 Mason.

  Ranked number 41 on the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Artists
 of All Time.

 http://www.rollingstone.com/100-greatest-artists-of-all-timehttp://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-artists-of-all-time-19691231/the-doors-20110420

 The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive
 gold LPs. In 1993, the Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
 Fame. Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and
 guitarist Robby Krieger.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doors

 Notes:

 In 'Riders on the Storm' by John Densmore, it was Ray and Robbie Krieger
 who were initiated into TM. John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, and Ray Manzarek
 took the TM plunge in the spring of 1965 and were initiated by Jerry Jarvis
 at SIMS, which was located at 1015 Gayley Avenue in Westwood. However,
 there is no evidence that Jim Morrison was ever tried TM. Too bad.

 Work cited:

 'Maharishi: The Biography'
 By Paul Mason
 Element, 1994
 p. 90-91

 Other titles of interest:

 'Riders on the Storm'
 By John Densmore
 Bloomsbury, 1991

 'Light My Fire'
 By Ray Manzarek
 Putnam, 1998


 On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM, Richard J. Williams 
 pundits...@gmail.com wrote:

  You won't get any argument from me! Got 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-05 Thread cardemaister

 Just heard a claim on TV, that Jimi asked Dick Dale to teach him play
 the Strat!
 

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Dale http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Dale



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-05 Thread Richard J. Williams

It's not about Jim, it's all about the music.

On 12/4/2013 10:24 PM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com wrote:
Ol' Jim was doomed from the start. He was a loser. He died a wasted 
man having lived a wasted life. He is not someone who seemed able to 
choose well for himself - a man of voracious appetite and no concept 
of moderation. It takes a lot of self abuse to offoneself in the 
prime of one's life by the kind of overindulgence he engaged in. I 
quite revile the guy.




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-05 Thread emilymaenot
Richard, here is just his voice without the band.  Lyrically, well...to each 
his own. 
 

 
http://www.openculture.com/2013/08/the-lost-paris-tapes-preserves-jim-morrisons-final-poetry-recordings-from-1971.html
 
http://www.openculture.com/2013/08/the-lost-paris-tapes-preserves-jim-morrisons-final-poetry-recordings-from-1971.html

 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-05 Thread awoelflebater


 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote:

 It's not about Jim, it's all about the music.
 
Not for me it isn't. His presence is very much in evidence for lots of reasons 
and although the other elements of the band are outstanding all I can feel is 
Jim's darkness and twistedness. On one level I pity the guy and on another I 
simply don't like exposure to him. It's just me, I have  trouble getting past 
his vibe.
 On 12/4/2013 10:24 PM, awoelflebater@... mailto:awoelflebater@... wrote:
 
 Ol' Jim was doomed from the start. He was a loser. He died a wasted man having 
lived a wasted life. He is not someone who seemed able to choose well for 
himself - a man of voracious appetite and no concept of moderation. It takes a 
lot of self abuse to offoneself in the prime of one's life by the kind of 
overindulgence he engaged in. I quite revile the guy. 
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-05 Thread Richard J. Williams
Thanks for the link, it's very interesting in its own right. But, I was 
never a big fan of Jim Morrison, but I like his baritone voice. The 
Doors were a pretty good band as far as rock music goes, and most of the 
Doors songs are pretty good. Jim was really screwed up in a lot of ways, 
fer sure. For the most part, I'm not into the personalities behind the 
masks - for example, John Lennon was a dickhead, in my opinion, but he 
was a damn good singer.


On 12/5/2013 9:12 AM, emilymae...@yahoo.com wrote:


Richard, here is just his voice without the band.  Lyrically, 
well...to each his own.



http://www.openculture.com/2013/08/the-lost-paris-tapes-preserves-jim-morrisons-final-poetry-recordings-from-1971.html





[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-05 Thread s3raphita
Re All I can feel is Jim's darkness and twistedness:
 

 I suspect it's possible for both men and women to be *too* good-looking. Jim 
did look like a Greek Adonis and pride comes before a fall. 
 William S Burroughs was one of those who always found the death of Jim from a 
heroin overdose very suspect. Pamela Courson, Morrison’s long-time girlfriend, 
who found him dead had some pretty dodgy friends and wasn't the most reliable 
witness to his last hours being a smack-head and all-round degenerate herself.
 

 Re John Lennon was a dickhead, in my opinion:
 

 I think he was more naive, maybe. And boy, was he naive.
 

 This site has artists' impressions of what dead rock stars would look like if 
they'd made it though to the present day (includes Lennon and Morrison).:
 

 http://tinyurl.com/m87y2xc http://tinyurl.com/m87y2xc



[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-05 Thread emilymaenot
The artist impression of Jim Morrison has him looking like Kenny Rogers, IMO.  


[FairfieldLife] RE: 100 Great Rock Artists

2013-12-05 Thread s3raphita
I reckon that if Jim had lived he would have turned to writing and film and 
left music to the up-and-coming generation. He did experiment with poetry and 
film studies.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS-af9Q-zvQ 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS-af9Q-zvQ



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