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Reeling in Ronson

Between 1969 and 1970 David Bowie and his producer Tony Visconti began searching for a distictive guitar player who could match their creativity in the studio as well as play a magnetic foil to Bowie live on stage. The new documentary Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story takes viewers back to the Swinging London of [...]

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Ronson’s Rock

Yesterday the folks over at Dangerous Minds posted about an upcoming Mick Ronson documentary which had mysteriously appeared on Vimeo ahead of its release which is being hinted at for later this year. Beside Bowie: The Story of Mick Ronson spotlights the man who played Keith to Bowie’s Mick, and whose guitar playing, onstage persona, [...]

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Lou’s Clues

I dedicated one recent Halloween post to the all too real ghost of Lou Reed who died three years ago this past October, 27. I’ve had a productive week this week: I handed in a final proposal for a community arts grant; I turned in a feature story about the challenges of being homeless in [...]

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Linger On, Lou Reed

Bob Dylan brought poetry to pop music and Leonard Cohen brought pop music to poetry, but it was Lou Reed who brought the literary ambitions of the great American short story to the 3 minute single. An iconic New Yorker, Reed’s place among American rock’s most important singer/songwriters was secured through an inspired, intoxicated, cantankerous, [...]

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