Question of the Week: What was the worst…

aspect of the ’70s in music and pop culture? Was it the progression away from ideals of the ’60s or merely the bloated attitudes, behaviors and enabling by the industry? This goes along, in part, with the discussion that came out of the Woodstock posting. Continue reading Question of the Week: What was the worst…

We Got Your Woodstock Right Here

They didn’t exactly roll out the red carpet for the 40th anniversary of Woodstock this week. While celebrations are planned from east to west (later in the year), scant stories are available, whether by net, news or TV. One we did find, however, tells the real story, second-hand, about the music, mud and mayhem that ensued. Check out writer Ed Ward’s article in the Boston … Continue reading We Got Your Woodstock Right Here

For The Benefit of Mr. Williams

Paul Williams’ benefit at San Francisco’s Red Devil Lounge last month did not disappoint in either attendance or musical performance. In fact, it brought all sorts of folks together who know the distinguished scribe and Crawdaddy originator or played together during the Bay area punk scene. Deborah Iyall (Romeo Void lead singer and solo artist) and Dramarama’s John Easdale were in attendance as were new … Continue reading For The Benefit of Mr. Williams

Ben Fong Torres Does “SF Live,” Part I

Just when they pull him out, he gets posted in again. Ben Fong Torres, whose previous YouTube links have been mysteriously removed from YouTube, magically reappears in this interview with Christina Marie Flores on “SF Live” from February of ’09, in two parts. Here, he provides a convenient explanation for new readers and viewers as to the derivation of his name hyphenation and his start … Continue reading Ben Fong Torres Does “SF Live,” Part I