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R.I.P.

Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper in one of my fav movies, Blue Velvet

R.I.P. Dennis Hopper

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Twofer

Yesterday’s Mary song was from Robert Fripp so i thought I’d carry him over to the Two for Tuesday. And like yesterday I included two versions of the same song, today I’m doing the same.

A lot of prog rock fans think Mr Fripp is not very nice to his fans but I can’t agree with that. A long time ago I went to see Mr Fripp give a lecture on his music and electronics. I wanted to get a good seat so I showed up at the venue early. There were three of us sitting by the main door. One guy was playing Fripp’s cd Exposure out loud and we were all listening. The front door opened and out walked Robert Fripp with his guitar. He knelt down and starting playing along with the recording. Needless to say, the three of us were speechless. After the song ended, he got up and went back through the door. Of course we were all excited about what happened. I think at that point it was sealed that Robert Fripp was my musical god.

Granted this was only one interaction with him, and maybe he can be rude to his fans, it’s just a part of him that I have never experienced.

PLAY Exposure

PLAY Biclycling To Afghanistan

Two songs that are on Exposure also appear on two Peter Gabriel cds. I’ve included the Gabriel version of Exposure as well as the Fripp and Gabriel versions of Here Comes the Flood. Enjoy!

PLAY Exposure - Peter Gabriel version

PLAY Here Comes The Flood - Robert Fripp version

PLAY Here Comes The Flood - Peter Gabriel version

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Mary Monday

I’m done with the Mary Anns for now, back to the plain ole Mary Mondays this week. This week’s Mary Monday is courtesy of Robert Fripp. He’ll also be your Two for Tuesday artist tomorrow. Here are two versions of the same song from Exposure. The first one is sung by Terre Roche, the second by Daryl Hall.

PLAY Mary

PLAY Mary

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Twofer

Because Mary Monday this week had two songs, I thought this week’s two for Tuesday should be a two + two Tuesday. So you get four songs from Dethklok. And just having the songs doesn’t do them justice, here they are in their full bloody glory:

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Mary Monday

Here’s the last of the Mary Ann songs for a while, next Monday I’ll be back to plain old Mary again. This week’s song is So Long Marianne by Leonard Cohen. I’ve also included a cover version by James for your listening pleasure.

PLAY So Long Marianne - Leonard Cohen

PLAY So Long Marianne - James

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R.I.P.

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Be there and bomb scare

Last night at the Buzzcocks show in Irving Plaza, a roadie had Pete Shelley stop mid song and handed him a note to read to the audience – the police were looking for the owner of a car parked nearby.

Turns out the police thought the car to be a bomb threat – two gas cans on the back seat and parked in front of a ConEd building. They busted two of the car’s windows and sent in the friendly bomb squad robot to check things out. The guy who owned the car was actually at the concert and had to leave only to find himself under investigation (short-lived) and with a damaged car (hmmm, who will pay for the damages?)

Geez – while I guess it is better to be safe than sorry, isn’t this going a bit overboard with the paranoia? A warning to anyone who plans to park in NYC, be sure all your combustibles and explosives are tucked away neatly in your trunk.

By the way, the Buzzcocks show was a lot of fun. Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle sounded great and looked like they were having a blast. And to be in a mosh pit (is it even called a mosh pit these days?) again after so many years! I think I may have some bruises but it was well worth it!

Here’s a post about the bomb scare on Brooklyn Vegan.

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Twofer

This week’s two for Tuesday is from Porcupine Tree. They tend to fall into the psych/prog rock category but the last several years they’ve opted for a harder sound, I guess you could call it progressive metal. Enjoy!

PLAY Stars Die

PLAY Shesmovedon

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R.I.P.

The angel of death has been busy.

Frank Frazetta

R.I.P. Frank Frazetta

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R.I.P.

Lena Horne

R.I.P. Lena Horne

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