Archive for 2014/08

Video Music Awards

What channel is MTV again? And what kind of crazy fucked up world do we live in where an unscripted precursor is the height of the show. That’s right, the shooting of Suge Knight was this year’s memorable moment, and that’s all the VMAs are about these days, trying to create lasting impressions, which this […]

The Zombies At The Santa Monica Pier

I’m getting tired of seeing the classic rock acts. They show up every summer, playing the same hits, going just makes me feel old. I’ve seen it all before. But not the Zombies. They were more like shooting stars, they didn’t have a dominant arc like the acts populating the sheds. And I’d consider them […]

Steve Boone’s Lovin’ Spoonful Book

They were the Pixar of their day, their first seven singles hit the “Billboard” Top Ten back when that meant something. But Steve Boone believes, despite being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Lovin’ Spoonful don’t get any respect. Musicians… The audience adores them, the businessmen deplore them, but without their tunes […]

Rhinofy-Sixties Instrumentals Primer

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY This was a number two hit for Hugo Montenegro back in 1968, it was a cover of the original theme from the flick done by Ennio Morricone. Yes, it’s strange, but the sixties were full of instrumental hits, and when this broke most people had no idea who […]