Tag Archives: Steve Martin

Keith Moon would have been 70

If Keith Moon were alive today he would be dead.  Some people live long,fruitful lives, others live to burn the candles at both ends and then slice it in half and blow it up and that was Keith.  He lived life the way he played the drums, kind of all over the place and yet […]

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2 for 2uesday

I think in addition to the famous musical duos of Hall & Oates, Simon & Garfunkel, Ashford & Simpson, Sam & Dave, Sonny & Cher, Ike & Tina and of course Bert & Ernie, you can now add Steve and Edie not (Gorme) but Martin & Brickell.  Steve does the music, Edie does the lyrics and […]

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Get Out

You can’t spell Americana without America so here are a couple Bluegrass and Dixieland shows to see this weekend. Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell at The Hollywood Bowl It’s the return of the Steve and Edie show.  Expect to hear fiery banjo playing (not from Edie) and sweet as molasses […]

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Steve Martin Music “Highlights”

Comedian, Author, Actor, Art Collector, Banjo Player: Steve Martin is many things.  One thing he is not, is a good singer.  Has that stopped him?  Of course not.  As they say, the proof is in the pudding.  So in honor of Steve Martin’s 68th I present you with some bad pudding. Enjoy! Here are ten […]

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Get Out

This is usually the day I post my get out suggestions but with the official announcement that The Gibson (formerly Universal) Ampitheatre is closing in September for Harry Potter (shutting down my adolescent past to create for the next generation) I thought I’d do a salute of sorts as this was the only theatre left in […]

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New Music Tuesday

Many artists talk about reinventing themselves but I don’t think any one has done it as radically as Steve Martin.  Sure, in the 1970s we all knew he played the banjo just as a segue to his next comedic bit.  Recently Steve has been playing with bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and in another […]

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New Music Tuesday

Band of Horses have a wonderful new album filled with harmonies and hooks straight from a 70s-era Elton John album.  Here’s a performance they did for Late Show with David Letterman. On the opposite coast, we have Brooklyn-based band Grizzly Bear adding to their take on the Laurel Canyon sound with music that stops and […]

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Album Trailers

Traditionally the Fall season for the music industry is like the Summer season for the movies when all the blockbusters come out.  I had never really taken notice of this trend before, but bands (or labels) are now releasing album trailers.   They’re filmed just like movie trailers except without the baritone voice guy letting us […]

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Weekend In LA

Linda Barrett is probably the worst friend you can have.  She’s in high school and here is some of her wisdom when questioned by her friend, Stacy. Stacy Hamilton: When a guy has an orgasm, how much comes out? Linda Barrett: A quart or so Linda Barrett: What do you mean, better in bed? Either […]

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Weekend In LA

The next to last First Friday is here. There will be a discussion with The Liar’s Club sounding “What on Earth is this Thing?” with Dr. Margaret Hardin (Division Chief, History and Anthropology) and Dr. John Long (Vice-President, Research and Collections) followed by The Twilight Zone-esque look into the future panel “Can Mammals Keep Up When Climate […]

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