I was absolutely thrilled to be able to host this show last week. The legendary socio-political singer/musician, Rodriguez was in town for a show with Charles Bradley and stopped by EVR to play a couple songs and chat with me. Take a listen to the archive here…
Come on out on May 15th and we shall rock…
Tune in to East Village Radio on Thursday, 4/22, as the Truck America Festival organizers and Jason Russo of Hopewell stop by to tell us all about their festie right in the heart of the Catskills, which starts in a week and a half! They’re also gonna play a couple tunes live in the studio for us for an added treat.
And of course you’ll get the usual assortment of cage-free rock that you’re used to on Beyond Beyond is Beyond.
So tune in Thursday at noon eastern on EVR.com and get Trucked…
My radio show, Beyond Beyond is Beyond, will once again go live on February 12th from 2-4:00 pm on East Village Radio after a successful first episode. It will also be streaming afterward, for those that miss the live feed. The hope is that after the second show, BBB will be offered a regular weekly slot on EVR. Download the first show here.
Show #2 will be just two days before the most popularly unpopular Hallmark-created holiday for lovebirds, Valentine’s Day. And wouldn’t you (or your better/worse half or stalker/stalkee) want to hear your lovey-dovey or lovelorn song requests dedicated to them by you and read by amazing radio host, Mike Newman? Well, of course they would! So send me all your email requests for great love-themed songs to BeyondBeyondisBeyond (at) gmail (dot) com. Keep in mind the show’s format…make it rock or at least be trippy…or best case, BOTH! I won’t be able to play all requests…only the bests.
Can’t wait to see what yun’s have in store, and your lover will be blown away when they hear their psychedelic dedication! Remember, send ‘em now (no SASE required) to BeyondBeyondisBeyond (at) gmail (dot) com. Sorry…trying to dodge spam…… literally!
*amazing lynx love imagery brought to you by Macho Mel, whose art is currently on display at Capricious Space in Brooklyn through Valentine’s Day
I’m very disappointed to see this announcement on Classic Rock Magazine’s blog today…
Jon Anderson out of Yes, replaced by tribute-band singer
Veteran proggers rockers Yes have gone the Journey and Judas Priest route and selected a tribute-band singer as their new frontman.
Yes’s iconic singer Jon Anderson is suffering from reactive airway disease, a condition akin to asthma, and is unable to tour or record at present.
The new guy in Yes is Benoit David from Canadian Yes tribute band Close To The Edge.
Benoit is also the singer in Mystery – check out their track on the prog CD we gave away free with Classic Rock issue No.122.
Bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe and drummer Alan White are arranging a new line-up of Yes with Oliver Wakeman (keyboards) and Benoit on vocals.
The band plan to tour North America towards the end of this year, with a break in early 2009 given Howe’s prior commitments to Asia, and then further Yes touring in other countries.
Here is Benoit David singing with Close To The Edge on YouTube.
Did you watch the video of the new singer? He sounds just like Jon (in a weird stalker clone kind of way), doesn’t really have ‘the look’ (whatever that is), and is certainly not Jon Anderson (no one else like him). Jon is too big a part of Yes to try to replace him at this point. They tried it in 1980, and it didn’t work…although that Drama album was not half bad.
I’ve got to agree with one of the blog commenters here, either wait for Jon’s full recovery or hang it up and work on other projects. I’m very biased. Jon literally IS the heart and sould of that band! Right?!
I wish the best to Jon! Get well soon.
…or so says Jesus, according to Havens Corners Church in Columbus, Ohio. This ‘marquee’ is the church’s answer to the popular Katy Perry song ‘I Kissed A Girl” which will now become super-popular in Columbus, and lead some of the daughters of the congregation to make out with each other…not necessarily because they want to, but for the need to rebel against their parents’ bastardized version of Christianity. I’m sure Jesus is spinning quicker than a rotisserie chicken in his grave. I’m sure this is not what he meant. I say, hey ho, way to go Ohio…
Here’s the full story from the Columbus Dispatch.
…or at least the boys in her high school did. I guess that’s better than Blowfish! And Blowfish music is much worse!
This just in from Classic Rock magazine…
Nancy Wilson ‘utters expletive’ horror
They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. But when TWO women are involved, then you’re really asking for trouble.
Ann and Nancy Wilson are thoroughly cheesed off that the people in charge of the music at the Republican National Convention in the US have decided to turn Heart’s 1977 song Barracuda into a rallying cry for vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who was apparently called Barracuda during her high-school days.
“I think it’s completely unfair to be so misrepresented,” Nancy told EntertainmentWeekly.com. “I feel completely fucked over.”
Nancy and Ann then released the following statement:
“Sarah Palin’s views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song Barracuda no longer be used to promote her image.
‘The song Barracuda was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. (The ‘barracuda’ represented the business.)
‘While Heart did not and would not authorise the use of their song at the RNC, there’s irony in Republican strategists’ choice to make use of it there.’
That’s set that scary ‘pitbull in lipstick’ woman straight, and no mistake.
Go get her, Wilson sisters! And Republican Party, please stop trying to act like you could possibly rock in any way. That takes soul…and you’ve all given yours up when you joined the Dark Side.
And this is what they had to say…
just wanted to reach out and make sure everyone is registered to vote
this year. in many states you need to register well ahead of time. this
is a friendly reminder so you don’t get caught with your pants down.
let’s get obama into that oval office and get things back on track.
adam, mike and adam
…and I’ll be a second mike to second that emotion. Any other election feels like ‘yeah, vote for whoever you want to, just be sure to make your voice be heard’. While this election is more like ‘vote for obama or you’re a fucking asshole’. Long story short, it’s not just a regular old election this year…it’s a major turning point in US and world history, for that matter. Don’t be an asshole!
Start drinking your bleach and smoking those banana peels, because the good ol’ bad boys from Philly are back at it! They’ve just been announced on the Fun Fun Fun Fest schedule in Austin, TX on November 8 &9.
And this is what Dean Clean (of the Dead Milkmen) says:
Yes its true. Looks like they posted about it in the newspaper already. Keep your browser pointed here to find out more as it develops: http://www.funfunfunfest.com/
Of course I”ll be posting info about it on the home page when more details are available.
So…y’all come on down to Austin to see us ya’hear?!
I’ve gotta say that I am officially giddy, and praying that they’ll be touring full-on! But what band just reunites for one show? Oh yeah, Zep! Obviously, this Milkmen formation will be without the late Dave Blood on bass, but I’m sure everyone invloved, from fans to band to the new bass player, will all be remembering him fondly as we get to hear the songs performed live again.
Burrow owl, burrow owl, burrow owl…