My ongoing coverage of Sotheby’s auction exhibit, Freddie Mercury: A World His Own, would not be complete if I didn’t feature one of his possessions as a weekly Pink Thing. Presented here: Freddie’s Pink Suit worn in the 1987 video for “The Great Pretender.” The official auction catalog describes it as follows: Continue reading Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Silk Suit Worn by Freddie Mercury
This surreal and psychedelic portrait of David Bowie, presented in a kind of mosaic/cubist style not unlike that of Eduardo Kobra, was painted by Vancouver-based, Manila- born artist Roy Geronimo. The portrait appropriates the now-iconic “Shh” pose taken from the famous 1995 shoot by photographer Gavin Evans in conjunction with the release of Bowie’s album, Outside.
Photographed in a Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC.
Singing, “Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene…,” Dolly Parton pulls at our heartstrings with the tale of a married woman coping with jealousy over a red-haired rival. Self-made in a male-dominated industry, Parton used her first chunk of earnings from her musical career to invest in businesses that would ultimately boost her hometown’s economy. From her $1 million donation toward COVID-19 vaccine research to donations of over 100 million books to children through Imagination Library, her charitable reputation precedes her.
If you weren’t already a fan of Dolly Parton — world-renowned country music singer-songwriter, businesswoman, and philanthropist, you might be now! Though her positive impact echoes across the world today, her roots are humble. She grew up in a one-bedroom log cabin with 11 siblings in the isolated yet majestic Great Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee. As poor as her family was, however, they lived with tremendous heart and soul – Dolly grew up immersed in musical instruments and the sound and feel of Appalachian folk music.
Don’t you love a good mash-up? I sure do. This T shirt makes the most sense if you are a hardcore fan of The Simpsons and recall episode 21 of season 7, entitled 22 Short Films About Springfield. It’s in this episode that Principal Skinner utters a line about “Steamed Hams” — thus the inclusion of Skinner-as-Glenn Danzig AKA Hamzig. Meta(l)!
LA-based drummer and superstar drum tech Mike Fasano and I have been friends for over 20 years. Mike is a very generous and fun person and he’s introduced me to so many other cool drummers who have then become friends. He’s always about paying it forward, which why Everyone Loves Mike Fasano! Here I am with Mike this past week, backstage at Pier 17 after his awesome band Tiger Army played a super-tight set of rockin’ tunes. Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s Summertime!