Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Passenger (Iggy Pop)

Iggy Pop had a birthday this week. He turned 65. He is now eligible for Medicare. It boggles the mind.

I donated this photograph of Iggy taken in 1977 (yes, a much younger man) to Housing Works for their Design on a Dime benefit, which starts this week. A really good cause and I'm proud to be a part of it. I want to thank Julie Grahame for getting me involved. And if you are in the area, stop by and shop for a good cause.

From their website:
The VIP Opening Night Reception will take place on Thursday, April 26 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY. The shopping continues with a Free Public Sale, April 27-28. 

All profits from Design on a Dime help Housing Works "Get A Room" for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Catch the Wind (Donovan)

Don't get me wrong, I love Donovan's music. Catch The Wind has been one of my top five favorite songs forever, maybe even number one. Even today. I have most of his early CDs (still have them as record albums too) and play them frequently via iTunes. But Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee? Really? Inducted by John Mellencamp (who'll always be John Cougar to me) Folk, jazz, that's what I hear when I listen to Donovan's music. So I am a little confused as to why he was inducted, especially when they skipped over Heart this year. Must be the season of the witch.

This photo is from the Schaeffer Music Festival in Central Park, July 1976. I actually got to see him twice that year. (so many pictures, so much scanning left to do...) And yes, I do have a lot of ticket stubs. This ticket might have cost me $3. That was the cost of tickets in Central Park in 1976. Donovan was on Epic, and they weren't really one of my clients, so I might have paid to get in. None of the usual magazines were interested. But for Donovan I would have paid. As I said, he was always a favorite.

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