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How Randy Bachman Found His Stolen Favorite Guitar After 45 Years, with the Help of Facial-Recognition Software

Facial-recognition technology has come into its own in recent decades, though its imagined large-scale uses do tend to sound troublingly dystopian. Still, some of its actual success stories have been pleasing indeed, few of them so much as the one briefly told in the video above by Bachman Turner Overdrive’s Randy Bachman. Its protagonist is not Bachman himself but one of his guitars: a 1957 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins, a model named after the star Nashville guitarist. “This is the first re...
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Watch Jaco Pastorius: The Lost Tapes Documentary, the Fan-Made Film on the Most Innovative Bass Player of All Time

People do not understand how hard a jazz musician works for a living. I’m not putting nobody down, but I’m telling you nobody understands how hard jazz musicians work. Jazz is not big in the US, because the States are too worried about Pac-Man and The Police. — Jaco When Jaco Pastorius uttered the quote above in a typically entertaining and insightful interview with Guitar World from 1983, I’m sure he meant no disrespect to the members of The Police. It may be safe to say that Jaco signi...
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James Blake Is More Alluring and Disruptive Than Ever on ‘Friends That Break Your Heart’: Album Review

James Blake is one of the most unusual and seemingly contradictory artists to arise in the past decade: an electronic-music auteur whose music is filled of all kinds of odd noises, but he’s also a balladeer with a spine-tingling voice, raised on Laurel Canyon singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. Most unusually of all, […]
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Pearl Jam’s Ohana Festival set of new songs, deep cuts reflects the event’s unique spirit

Typically, when the biggest rock bands in the world headline a festival in support of new music, fans get a greatest hits compilation come to life with dashes of new material sprinkled in among tried-and-true favorites. But Pearl Jam isn’t a typical rock band and Ohana isn’t a typical festival. The long-running Seattle-rooted juggernaut closed out the first weekend of the three-day festival, curated by frontman Eddie Vedder, at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point on Sunday, Sept. 26. Pearl Jam’s fi...
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"During the fight—which Short notes was about nothing at all, as most relationship squabbles are—Nancy did something unexpected."

"She asked to speak with Ed [Grimley] rather than with Martin. Short immediately transformed into his alter ego. When Nancy asked 'Ed' what her boyfriend’s problem was, he suggested that Martin was 'jealous of your beauty and wisdom and saddened by his own tragic limitations.' He then added, 'Although his endowment has certainly been blessed by the Lord.' Nancy thanked Ed and told him to go away. Argument over." Description of a fight that took place in 1977, found in "Martin Short Plays Bit by ...
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Chelsea Wolfe – “Green Altar” & “Woodstock” (Joni Mitchell Cover)

Just over two years ago, Chelsea Wolfe released her most recent album, Birth Of Violence. She’s popped up several times since, with the new project Mrs. Piss, a team-up with Emma Ruth Rundle, and most recently with “Diana,” from a soundtrack for DC Comics. Today, she’s returned once more with two outtakes from the Birth Of Violence sessions.
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Joni Mitchell Strikes Global Admin Deal With Reservoir Media

Fast-rising independent music company Reservoir Media has announced a deal with legendary singer-songwriter and eight-time Grammy winner Joni Mitchell that will see the company becoming the worldwide administrator of her publishing catalog. It should go without saying that Mitchell is one of the most important, influential and innovative songwriters of the past 60 years, with […]
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Watch Brandi Carlile Cover Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock”

Brandi Carlile is a big fan of Joni Mitchell. She once covered Blue in its entirety at a concert that Mitchell ended up attending. She’s done “River” on tour and “A Case Of You” with Kris Kristofferson at Mitchell’s 75th birthday celebration a couple years ago. (She also sang “A Case Of You” on Colbert a few months ago.) And now Carlile has added a new Mitchell classic into her repertoire: “Woodstock,” which appeared on her 1970 album Ladies Of The Canyon. She’s done it at a handful of shows so ...
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David Crosby on love, music and rancour: ‘Neil Young is probably the most selfish person I know’

At 80, the superstar musician has survived heroin addiction, illness and tragedy to hit an unprecedented run of musical form. He discusses the joy of fatherhood, the pain of falling out with bandmates – and why Joni Mitchell is still the greatestDavid Crosby has just turned 80. Congratulations, I say. “Thank you, man!” says the great singer-songwriter, trailblazer and trouble-maker. How did he celebrate? “Eighty years old is something you mourn, not celebrate,” he says.But that, it turns out, is...
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LA’s Music Box Steps: a scenic climb, but leave your piano at home

If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing right. The always proper Oliver Hardy might say the same thing about the task at hand, right before completely botching it. A similar impulse led me back to the Music Box Steps in L.A. Those are the famous stairs that are the setting of one of Laurel and Hardy’s most beloved films, “The Music Box.” Less than two weeks earlier, I had done the 2-mile loop from the urban walking guide “Secret Stairs” that includes the famous stairs, with author Charles Flem...
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Joni Mitchell Is MusiCares’ 2022 Person Of The Year, Tribute Concert Planned For January

Just a month after it was announced Joni Mitchell was receiving Kennedy Center Honors, the iconic singer-songwriter is getting another tribute, too. Today, the Grammys announced that Mitchell would be honored as their annual MusiCares Person Of The Year for 2022. She is the 31st person to receive the title.
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Joni Mitchell to be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammys week

Joni Mitchell, an eight-time Grammy winner, will be recognized for "not only her iconic music and lyrics, but for her trailblazing spirit."        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Joni Mitchell to Be Honored as 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year

Legendary singer-songwriter and eight-time Grammy-winner Joni Mitchell will be honored as the 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year, the Recording Academy announced on Wednesday. She will be the honoree during the 31st annual Person of the Year benefit gala, which will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, January 29, 2022, two […]
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Singer Judy Collins recalls Leonard Cohen, and talks new podcast, album and tour

Judy Collins says she is more than happy to give credit where it is due: Her new podcast, “Since You’ve Asked,” was her manager’s idea. “I’m so happy to be able to say that,” the singer says by phone from her home in New York City recently. “My manager is so smart. She said, ‘I’d like you to do some podcasts,’ and I said, ‘Great!’” But it’s Collins’ own intelligence and curiosity that makes “Since You’ve Asked” such an engaging listen. Episodes have so far included writer and teacher Julia Camer...
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‘Good Bones’ poet Maggie Smith talks about her new collection, ‘Goldenrod’

Maggie Smith writes poetry that speaks to the state of the world we’re experiencing right now. So it’s probably no surprise that she gained her widest audience with a poem that got shared all over social media. Related: 3 books of poetry ‘Goldenrod’ author Maggie Smith recommends to readers The Ohio-born poet, mother of two, and keen observer burst into the lives of many readers in 2016 when the literary journal Waxwing published her poem “Good Bones.” Related links How James Taylor an...
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We’ve Got A File On You: David Duchovny

Life is a bowl of cherries for David Duchovny. No, literally: He’s actually munching from a bowl of cherries while we chat. It’s the actor and musician’s last interview of the day, but he barely looks winded from a full afternoon of conversation. “I’m never talked out,” he says to me over Zoom from a living room that decoratively toes the line between bachelor-pad masculine and movie-star plush. “You know me. I’ll just talk about myself forever.”
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50 years later, these are the most influential albums of 1971

If you could only listen to the popular music of a single year in history, what would you pick? Actually, never mind. The correct answer is 1971 and no other will be accepted, because 50 years later, the music of 1971 remains as vital, as influential, as unsurpassed as ever it was. Sure, the top single of the year was Three Dog Night’s “Joy To The World,” and depending on how you feel about talking bullfrogs that may or may not be your thing. But if you were to spin the AM radio dial that year y...
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Brandi Carlile Taking Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ to Carnegie Hall in Fall

Brandi Carlile’s performance of Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” album at L.A.’s Disney Hall in late 2019, which has become nearly the stuff of legend, was not a one-off after all. Carlile is set to reprise that program, two years later, at Carnegie Hall, with a single performance of the album set for Nov. 6 at New […]
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Jimi Hendrix’s Personal Recording of a 1968 Joni Mitchell Show to Be Included on Her Next Boxed Set

It’s not a Joni Mitchell/Jimi Hendrix collaboration, per se, but the next best thing, or at least the next oddest thing: A recording of a 1968 Mitchell concert that the legendary guitarist captured from a front row seat has been discovered after decades of being considered lost. And it’s among the unreleased material that’s been […]
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David Crosby releases new album on the cusp of 80: 'Being old is not something to celebrate'

David Crosby's eighth solo album, "For Free," is named for a Joni Mitchell song. The folk-rock icon, nearly 80, talks aging and mortality.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler and Joni Mitchell among Kennedy Center honorees

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the selection of five honorees who will receive the 44th Kennedy Center Honors for...
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Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Justino Díaz & Berry Gordy Announced As 2021 Kennedy Center Honorees

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Bette Midler, Berry Gordy to be honored at Kennedy Center

By Ashraf Khalil | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Kennedy Center Honors will return in December with a class that includes Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” mastermind Lorne Michaels and actress-singer Bette Midler. Organizers expect to operate at full capacity, after last year’s ceremony was delayed for months and later conducted under COVID-19 restrictions. This 44th class of honorees for lifetime achievement in the creative arts is heavy on musical performers. The h...
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Motown's Berry Gordy named as Kennedy Center Honor recipient for 2021

The Detroit native is receiving one of the most prestigious honors in arts, joining a 2021 class that includes Bette Midler and Joni Mitchell.        [Author: Detroit Free Press]
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Kennedy Center Honors to Fete Joni Mitchell, Bette Midler, Lorne Michaels, Justino Díaz and Berry Gordy

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, singer-actor Bette Midler, Motown chief Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels and opera singer Justino Díaz will be feted when the 44th Kennedy Center Honors take place in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 5. Highlights from the event will be televised at a later date, yet to be announced, in a […]
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What the Eagles’ “Hotel California” Really Means

During the Satanic panic of the 1980s, a new breed of witchfinder cast a dragnet through pop culture, scooping up songs, artists, and albums that were allegedly part of a demonic conspiracy to corrupt America’s youth. One song routinely appearing on such lists — “Hotel California” by the Eagles. Really? The Eagles? Biggest-selling rock band in the U.S.? Soft-rock superstars who paved the cocaine-colored way for even softer yacht rock superstars? They were hardly Black Sabbath, but ...
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Dana Spiotta’s ‘Wayward’ takes on a topic not often discussed in novels, and here’s why

Dana Spiotta’s latest novel “Wayward” is set just four years ago, in 2017, but the author said the upheavals of 2020 alone were drastic enough to make that recent time seem like historical fiction. “It was the pandemic and then the George Floyd murder and then the election,” she says by phone from Syracuse, New York. “I was very determined to make it just 2017 and true to that moment.” Falling somewhere between drama and dark comedy, “Wayward” shows a family unraveling against the backdrop of ge...
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How Joni Mitchell broke up with David Crosby by singing him a song

In this clip from The Howard Stern Show, David Crosby tells the story of how Joni Mitchell broke up with him. She sang her new song, "That Song About the Midway," to him (and the entire band) at a party at Peter Tork's (The Monkees) house. — Read the rest
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How Jaco Pastorius Invented the Electric Bass Solo & Changed Musical History (1976)

How does one define a masterpiece? Is it personally subjective, or it is just another word we use for status symbols? In an essay on the Florida-born bass player Jaco Pastorius’ 1976 self-titled debut album, scholar Uri Gonza?lez offers an older definition: “in the old European guild system, the aspiring journeyman was expected to create a piece of handicraft of the highest quality in order to reach the status of ‘master.’ One was then officially allowed to join the guild and to take pup...
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The Pulp Tarot: A New Tarot Deck Inspired by Midcentury Pulp Illustrations

has endeared himself to Open Culture readers by retrofitting midcentury pulp paperback covers and illustrations with classic lyrics from the likes of David Bowie, Prince, Bob Dylan, and  . Although he’s dabbled in the abstractions that once graced the covers of psychology, philosophy, and science texts, his overarching attraction to the visual language of science fiction and illicit romance speak to the premium he places on narrative. And with hundreds of “mid-century mashups” to his nam...
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