November 2012

Over the course of the past few years, many pop music insiders, fans and geeks have done their best to label them as the Wrecking Crew; the stable of ferociously talented studio musicians and sidemen that producers Quincy Jones, Phil Spector, Lou Adler, Lee Hazelwood, Brian Wilson and their ilk used to regularly use on […]

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Happy 70th Mr. Hendrix

by M.C. Antil on November 27, 2012

I just heard that guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, had he lived, would have turned 70 years old today. Wow. Jimi Hendrix, the lord and high master of the bent guitar string and all things heavy as a creaky, thinning-on-top, shriking 70 year old in need of, most likely, reading glasses, a hearing aid and — who knows […]

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A New York Moment Revisited

by M.C. Antil on November 10, 2012

It was 1984, or maybe ‘85.  A friend of mine and I were in Manhattan, staying at the Hilton on Sixth Ave in the heart of Midtown.  At the time she’d been hosting an afternoon talk and call-in show on the local PBS affiliate in my old hometown of Syracuse, New York and was flown […]

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