Bill Mesnik is an actor, musician, playwright, director, and instructor of acting in Los Angeles, California. He has performed on Broadway, in films, and television, and his plays have been produced in theaters throughout the United States. Learn more about the man at billmesnik.com
Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/05/2014 01:11 PM
The fascination with Jack is a seemingly never exhausted lost highway. He touched an American nerve with ‘On The Road’ and The Beat floodgate was opened forever. Jack has yet to cease hitting us with new soul insurgencies even though he left the road for good in 1968. Yes. The Beat Goes On.
Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/05/2014 12:47 PM
The gallant guts of Simon and Garfunkle meets a new tenderness in folkish dreams when these 2 musical magicians intone and dance upon the frets. In the Llewyn Davis inspired film ‘Another Day, Another Time’, they brought Marcus Mumford to tears. When that degree of aptitude weeps, it’s game over.
Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/03/2014 02:01 PM
David Gilmour – vocals, guitar/ Nick Mason – drums/ Tim Renwick – guitars, vocals/ Guy Pratt – bass, vocals/ Jon Carin – keyboards, vocals/ Richard Wright – keyboards, vocals/ Scott Page – saxophone, guitar/ Gary Wallis – percussion/ Rachel Fury – backing vocals/ Margaret Taylor – backing vocals/
Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/03/2014 12:48 PM
They were propelled by inspirations of the baptist Church, became one of the great Folk/Blues acts of the early 60’s and then discovered the Rock rainbow. It is truly unfortunate that after jumping genres they could not sustain a place for themselves in the later sanctuary of pop culture changes.
Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/01/2014 02:11 PM
The Newman experience is a living textbook of superlative chants, written with extraordinary care and instinct. More than songs, they are tiny books. His gift, not unlike that of Warren Zevon, travels the planet on the wings of an intelligence rarely heard in the annuls of recorded popular music.
Posted by Rich Buckland, 02/25/2014 01:39 PM
Warhol created eternal art and collateral damage in the form of some of the fragile human components of his vision. Candy was born of male physiology but was a woman as sure as there is a sun. In the age of gay and transgender issues, Candy’s Room is filled with clues to the heart of these matters.
Posted by Rich Buckland, 02/17/2014 01:23 PM
Verve Forecast released many terrific LP’s from ‘67- ‘68 including The Paupers debut. This Toronto band was in great company including The Blues Project, Tim Hardin, Janis Ian, Dave Van Ronk, Jim and Jean, Richie Havens, Laura Nyro, James Cotton, Lightning Hopkins and Bob Lind.
Posted by Rich Buckland, 02/13/2014 03:34 PM