Activist/Artist Jackson Browne Headlines Los Angeles Benefit for Journalist Greg Palast

Activist/Artist Jackson Browne Headlines Los Angeles Benefit for Journalist Greg Palast

Activist/Artist Jackson Browne Headlines Benefit for Journalist Greg Palast Comedienne Paula Poundstone, MSNBC’s Joy Reid, KPFK’s Jerry Quickley Participate In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar the Roman emperor may have been warned to “Beware the Ides of March,” but that didn’t stop hundreds of fans from attending a March 15 fundraiser for Rolling Stone reporter Greg Palast […]

A Byrd’s Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

A Byrd’s Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

“Mudcrutch’s whole approach is like a power band,” Roger McGuinn, the founder of The Byrds, tells me when I catch up with him after seeing him in New York City with Tom Petty’s “other” band. “They’re more like Rolling Stones than Beatles. It’s a powerful, punchy band.” But McGuinn, who tours the world solo these […]

Anatomy of an Album (Or is it an Autopsy?)

Anatomy of an Album (Or is it an Autopsy?)

Is the ‘album’ dead? If so, who killed it? Did it die of natural causes? Should we mourn its demise? I ask this question because, recently, I was with a young friend who loves music from the 60s and 70s. He was listening to The Beatles’ Abbey Road … on shuffle! I asked ‘why?’, he replied […]

Greenwich Village: The Music that Defined a Scene

Greenwich Village:  The Music that Defined a Scene

Greenwich Village, by ushering in the dawn of free speech, free love, and politically engaged art, changed the world forever. The artists who emerged – from Arlo Guthrie to Buffy Sainte-Marie to Bob Dylan – challenged the status quo by singing about civil liberties, protesting the Vietnam War, and holding governments accountable for their actions. […]