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Elvis (Albert Goldman)

Howdy Ma’am. Don’t you just wish ya coulda been a simple, hillbilly Southern boy who ate $100 worth of Popsicles in one night? Or an FBI informant who ended up wearing adult nappies (diapers) because of drug-induced incontinence? Or simply a racist red neck with an IQ of 70 who was ashamed of his penis (“Little Elvis“)? Recommended for anyone who wants to know the precise menu of Elvis’s Last Supper – simple but gut-wrenching. Goldman tap dances all over Elvis’ blue suede shoes. These 598 pages outraged Presley’s faithful fans (their creepy devotion is worthy of a book too) back in 1981. I didn’t want to tackle Goldman’s follow up book: Elvis, The Last 24 Hours in case the content became too lavatorial.
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This Is What Donald Trump Sings Into The Mirror Every Morning

Lets hope not. But seriously, the first time I heard this I was willing Joe on. Because I’d never heard his style of voice before I didn’t think he was going to make it to the end. You’re singing foolish my man, step it up. The dude sounded like he needed help to get over the finish line before the piano runs away from him. Or so I thought. The nervous breakdown during the last two words is a classic WTF? moment….but who cares….Happy Valentine’s Day!

A Song For The Sensitive

The studio album version of this very dreamy tune is longer and has quite a long, slow intro. This live version cuts to the chase a bit quicker, albeit without the violins and echoing guitars. I’m quite impressed with how clear and strong his voice is. There’s even onscreen lyrics.

Revolution In The Head (Ian MacDonald)

beatles“Unfortunately [MacDonald] is no longer with us. He died, and so I don’t want to put him down. But while he was around I must say, I would dip into that book and think, “See now, what’s he got to say about this song?” And he’d go, “This is McCartney’s answer to– ” and I’d go, “No, it wasn’t!” It was just, I just wrote a song.” So said Paul McCartney about this author’s often strange viewpoints. I agree. Most of it is contrived and imposes meanings and contexts on to the Beatles’ music even in the cases when there clearly wasn’t any.
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THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (1979 USA)

the whoWhatever the hell it is the Who play, it isn’t rock. It’s not. The musical tapestry spanned in Pete Townshend’s song writing is far too broad and varied to pigeonhole it with a genre label. His father played the music of his time. Townshend himself fell in love with the R&B singles that made their way to Britain from America. [Read more…]

BLADE RUNNER (1982 USA)

BLADE_RUNNER_ANIM_G_BURLEYHow much has the world changed since 1982? Life seemed to make more sense. But our minds were unconsciously drifting away from reality, whilst reality slowly made its way towards the visions of this powerful film. ‘Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?’, written by Phillip K Dick, was adapted to the screen by English director Ridley Scott into ‘Blade Runner’. [Read more…]

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