When this photo popped up in my ‘random movie maker’ with Charlie Parker for a sound track. Robin, and Catherine at Carole’s birthday party 1992.
From a journal. All we packed into a day. Hollywood!
I used to love camping on top of Mount Pinos. For a bunch of years in a row I’d go up for a few weeks in September.
This was a one-off fundraiser for the Bodega Bay. Boz and Stevie were special guests. But our trio rocked. Les had a killer guitar sound and sang his ass off. I don’t know who the photographer was (it could have been that I asked someone to take a shot with my camera), but I imagine there were other shots from that night. It would be fun to find some of those.
This was the image I used to represent my ‘Found‘, collection of soundbites CD in 1996. I had a lot of help with this image from my friend and photographer extraordinaire, Ed Giunca.
These were the days when The Wild Blue Yonder was playing Lingerie and The Central. Bob and Maryann had an awesome Hollywood crib where they were filming the ‘Couch Concert’ series. Their band, Hollywood Wing Rats, were gigging as well. To keep a roof over our heads a bunch of us, including Danny Carey, were working in the AV Rentals section of Ametron. Oh man, these were some fun and crazy times.
Didn’t know about this! Frank would have been almost 70 when he recorded this and he sounds great! And what a band! George Benson and the Brecker Brothers, just to mention a few. (I haven’t watched the whole doc yet but the IMDB cast list seems a little off, at least it doesn’t mention Ray Brown on bass.) Watch it on Amazon.
Filmed in 1984, Portrait Of An Album follows Frank Sinatra as he records his album L.A. Is My Lady with producer Quincy Jones, who also conducts the sessions.
The rabbit hole of a melody that keeps popping into your head. In this case, Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To). What an interesting form! Odd measures, key changes, complex chord changes. And great bass playing! It was written by Michael Mercer and Gerry Goffin. First recorded in 1973 by Thelma Houston!
Meanwhile, I have to agree with Elton here… Where did actual songs go?