Three Sides of Pink Floyd: Animals, Wet Dream and Mihalis

After Roger Waters took over Pink Floyd with Animals (1977), David Gilmour release his first solo album, appropriately named, David Gilmour (1978), and Richard Wright followed with Wet Dream, also in 1978. All three are incredible musical works of art. Meanwhile, Nick Mason was off racing cars. Animals, the last prog-sounding work from Pink Floyd, … More Three Sides of Pink Floyd: Animals, Wet Dream and Mihalis

Unreal, Reality TV

Even reality TV is not always real. Just because it is promoted as real, does not mean it is. In the past six years we now have to be concerned with what is real and what is promoted as real. Maybe the Moon landing was faked? Reality ain’t what it used to be. MTV’s The … More Unreal, Reality TV

New Album Reviews: Beck/Depp, Journey, Christine McVie, Drive By Truckers, Pink Floyd

This is kind of a mish-mash of different releases; new stuff I have played and think deserving of some words. Jeff Beck / Johnny Depp , 18. At first glance I thought this was some kind of novelty joke. I’ve been a fan of Beck for 50 years, although I find his more recent material … More New Album Reviews: Beck/Depp, Journey, Christine McVie, Drive By Truckers, Pink Floyd

The Doobie Brothers and Producer Ted Templeman, Part 2

Part 2. Picking up where we left off. Warner Bros. was concerned when Tommy Johnston was forced to leave the Doobie Brothers because of his ulcer. He had collapsed at a concert and was in critical condition. “So I was heartbroken when he walked away. I never told anybody this, but some part of me … More The Doobie Brothers and Producer Ted Templeman, Part 2

Shane (1953)

Can you believe it, I had never seen this film (in it’s entirety) until this week. Sure, I knew what it was about and the final scene of Joey calling after his hero is etched in cinematic history. Somehow the film had escaped my viewing. The story point of a mysterious stranger appearing at an … More Shane (1953)