While not usually a fan of pop-culture themed art shows, I got a kick about this one. Two unlikely friends, bonded over the love of…well you know. I’ll be the one buying every piece of Willie Nelson art on the walls, be sure to say hi. Opening reception is tonight from 8 pm – midnight at the R&R Gallery in Los Angeles. To get you in the mood, enjoy this video of the last time Snoop and Willie were thrown together. Pure magic. More details about the show are after the jump.
Snoop Dogg – My Medicine ft. Willie Nelson
Little Feat- Long Distance Love
Little Feat performing “Long Distance Love” live in the studio in 1975.
Photo by David Gahr.
The Kinks- Last Of The Steam Powered Trains / Picture Book
The Kinks performing “Last Of The Steam Powered Trains” and “Picture Book” for an appearance on Julie Felix’s tv show in 1969.
It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of Clarence Clemons, Springsteen’s other half, E Street’s saxophone crooner, The Big Man. Clarence was a core member of the E Street Band from 1972 on, has recorded with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Jackson Browne, The Grateful Dead and has appeared as an actor in numerous films and tv shows. Check out our favorite Clarence film cameo, after the jump. Rest in peace Clarence.
The Boss Introduces The Big Man
Justin Townes Earle & Ben Sollee – Mama’s Eyes
Justin brought out Ben Sollee at Bonnaroo a few weeks ago to perform a slowed down version of “Mama’s Eyes” off of his 2008 album Midnight at the Movies. As Justin said that day, “I’m one of those dogs you can’t keep under the porch,” and we tend to agree with him.
Steve Goodman- You’re the Girl I Love
Steve Goodman, the Chicago musician perhaps best known for writing the popular Arlo Guthrie tune “City of New Orleans,” performing his song “You’re The Girl I Love.” Check out Goodman’s own version of “City of New Orleans” from the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1972 as well as a duet he played with John Prine on Austin City Limits after the jump.
Van Morrison: Under Review 1964-1974 is a 2 hour documentary film which covers the musician’s albums during that period, from the formation of Them through to his solo records Astral Weeks, Moondance, St. Dominic’s Preview, Tupelo Honey, Veedon Fleece and It’s Too Late To Stop Now. There’s loads of great early film footage and interview snippets in there that are definitely worth a watch. Enjoy!
John Prine- Dear Abby
John Prine performing “Dear Abby” live on the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973.