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June 10, 2018

I had partially written this story in August of 2017, but never wanted to complete it because I'm in the story, and I always focums on the artist.  I never want to steal any of their spotlight because, well, they have more interesting stories.  I like to put the reader...

August 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Keyboardist Gary Wright is the New Jersey-born psychology student who landed in London at the height of the rock revolution in 1967, where he founded Spooky Tooth and had a successful solo career producing the classic hits "Dr...

June 3, 2016

I'm not one to look back, I'm always trying to forge ahead, find new ground, new things to write about, new things to photograph.  I literally have thousands of photos I've never even bothered to look at, they will probably sit there until I retire and have nothing bet...

December 26, 2015

Interview with The Clash, Maple Leaf Gardens, Mon Apr 30, 1984.  I finally found my old notes.  I wanted to run this in my college newspaper, but only got a cover photo.  Nobody cared at the time, these guys weren't the legends they are today. And I was very surprised,...

 

I recently discussed the making of Lambert and Stamp with first-time Director James Cooper.  More than just your usual music-related documentary, this stark film hits home on both an artistic and an informative standpoint.  There are many brilliant insights into the r...

December 12, 2015

 

There are few bass players around today who showcase the true versatility of the bass as both a rhythm and lead instrument in the way that Tony Franklin manages to do.  Known to his legions of followers as “The Fretless Monster”, Franklin has been pushing the boundari...

December 11, 2015

It’s been quite a year for me, I have essentially gone from looking back on a pile of thirty-year-old photos, to realizing my dream of being an accredited photojournalist.  Quite honestly, I never imagined the writing part, only the photography.  I literally didn’t kno...

October 25, 2015

 

 

 

 

If you're a music lover like I am, and you're fascinated by the entire record-making process, get thee to WAX, the Los Angeles Record Fair, going on today and tomorrow over at the Capitol Records tower in Hollywood. An optional part of admission is a demonstration...

October 11, 2015

Every ten years or so I go through the binders filled with the old negatives, look at them, and decide to scan more of them.  It's a long, arduous process, filled with noise, snagged negatives, frustration, and hours of photoshopping to remove dust and blemishes.  I wi...

October 9, 2015

 

Normally I give more coverage to the "opening" act than the headliner, and if you've read my reviews, you've heard me say "I love opening acts, they open your mind and ears".  The KWS band was somewhat of an exception, because I've really loved this band since they fo...

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June 10, 2018