Music Throwback Saturday: Broken English

Marianne Faithfull has been constantly reinventing herself musically for over 50 years.

Marianne_FaithfullNear the end of the run of those Warner Brothers Loss Leaders I used to buy, the eclectic music went from TWO to THREE whole dollars for a double album (LP) set.

The Troublemakers collection in 1980, which proved to be the last iteration for over a decade, featured groups such as the Sex Pistols and Devo. As Dustbury put it, “This is as punk as Burbank would get.”

Here’s the description of one artist: “MARIANNE FAITHFULL may not be a new recording artist but what she’s up to these days is definitely not ‘As Tears Go By.'” Continue reading “Music Throwback Saturday: Broken English”

August rambling #1: Jon Stewart, and Roz Chast

the root of all evil
Nuclear arsenals.

Thanks to Reliance on “Signature” Drone Strikes, US Military Doesn’t Know Who It’s Killing.

John Oliver: Subpar Sex Education in U.S. Schools. Plus: DC Statehood; stay for the song at the end.

Here are 7 things people who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ don’t understand.

Senator Elizabeth Warren to the GOP: This is 2015! Also Jeb Bush’s Grandfather Was A Founding Member Of Today’s Planned Parenthood.

FactChecking the GOP Debate.

What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong? Continue reading “August rambling #1: Jon Stewart, and Roz Chast”

Keith Richards is 70

Share a few words of wisdom: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Yes, I’m as surprised as you are. Maybe he is too.

Early in the blog, on the significant birthdays of musicians, I would do this meme, answering questions based on the songs of the artist. Later, I started picking my favorite songs by the person, or group, but since I did that for the Rolling Stones only five months ago – around Mick Jagger’s birthday – thought I’d regress a bit.

Artist/Band: Keith Richards (b. 12/18/1943)
Are you male or female: Jumpin’ Jack Flash; Monkey Man
Describe yourself: Happy; I Got The Blues; Mixed Emotions; Sittin’ On A Fence
How do some people feel about you: Complicated; Out of Time; 19th Nervous Breakdown
How do you feel about yourself: I Can’t Get No Satisfaction; Waiting On A Friend
Describe what you want to be: I Wanna Be Your Man; Like a Rolling Stone
Describe how you live: Ain’t Too Proud to Beg; 2000 Light Years From Home; Tumbling Dice; You Gotta Move
Describe how you love: Blinded by Love; Empty Heart; Everybody Needs Somebody to Love; Heart of Stone
Share a few words of wisdom: Don’t Lie To Me; Get Off My Cloud; It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll; You Can’t Always Get What You Want