Archive for the 'John Lennon' Category

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

I’ll never forget the exasperated look on the guy’s face, standing behind the counter, holding up the copy of Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band I was attempting to purchase. “This is the Yoko version of the record,” he said, repeating it for the second time. Pointing with his index figure at the album cover, at the […]

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

John Lennon, who would have turned a cracking 72 next week, cut these five radio promotional spots for Tobias Casual Sportswear, in 1974, while living in L.A. during his ‘Lost Weekend‘. One wonders – was Nilsson in tow, and if so, was he lingering outside the vocal booth with a frothy pitcher of Brandy Alexanders […]

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

I recently picked up a used copy of the 2010 reissue of John Lennon’s Sometime in New York City on the cheap at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. While by no mean Lennon’s crowning solo achievement, I’ve always felt the album was underrated as it’s peppered with some ragged quick and dirty, off-the-cuff, gems. The real […]

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Stay tuned for our interview with filmmaker John Scheinfeld per his documentary Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?). In the meantime, check out Nilsson’s cover of John Lennon’s “Isolation;” a track I’ve has on steady repeat the past couple of months. A cover, it somehow surpasses John’s, excellent, original. A […]

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

While reading Cold Splinters, I came upon a link directing me to a post entitled And Then There Were Four. In a nutshell the post juxtaposes the Beatles solo work immediately after their break up in 1970 — i.e., the first singles each member released – and each of the singles individual cover art. Visually, […]