Tuesday, May 21, 2013
These are a a few other relatively random high quality videos from "alternative" rockers from the mid 1990s. The Beth Hart video took me a little time to understand and accept. Now, I find it really quite powerful. I showed it to a friend who I thought would really dig it. Turned out, it was very much the same story as with myself - too much too quickly. It starts out as a really depressing story, but ends in redemption and joy. So, if you do decide to give it a view, you might skip to the end rather than giving up. B-)
The Belly video is a great psychedelic whirlwind.
Monday, May 20, 2013
** The gentleman in the second image is named Steve Poltz. He's quite a character. I first met him when his original band, The Rugburns, were playing a gig with Robyn Hitchcock at a club called The Magic Stick in the Detroit area. Very, very unfortunately, it seems that all of the Rugburns' albums are currently unavailable. During the show that I saw, the drummer spent some time running around the audience with a running chainsaw. Oh, and they made up a song about an audience member being a pedophile after he tried to heckle them. I laughed & laughed.
Both Steve & Jewel seemed, to me, to be genuinely nice people. It's a shame that they're no longer together. But, they shared some amazing adventures that they both tell with very little prompting. So, maybe that's the most important thing.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Here are three more videos from high-quality U-matic tape sources. The band was one of my favorites during my younger years. The lead singer broke off from the rest of the band. One video is from the band without the original singer. One is from a solo effort... and one is a song that was supposed to be released, but got yanked back at the last moment. A few copies of the album with the song leaked out, so keep an eye peeled. None of these videos has ever seen an official release so far as I know.
Went to see a solo concert a few years back. The singer stopped the show - several times - to yell at the audience. It was terribly unprofessional. She directed one volley at me, personally, for - this is true - having the audacity to drink a soda in front of my child. (She said, "What kind of example are you setting, drinking that sugar water in front of your child?!?") I just smiled & waved. Turns out that she's one hell of a singer - but a stark raving looney in real life. She will never be asked back to that venue. I checked.