Barry McGuire was around in the 1960s, and remembers them well enough to present a historical narrative of songs and stories for the benefit of those who either need reminding or want to reinforce their recollections.
McGuire and guitarist John York, who also remembers, do an occasional show called "Trippin' the 60s" where they perform many of the era's anthems mixed with anecdotes about the times that reinforce the idea that…Continue
Posted on March 24, 2013 at 8:30pm
Occasional Monkee Michael Nesmith was awarded a patent on Christmas Day for a process that incorporates live video into a virtual environment. Called VR3D, it has the potential to increase the reality quotient of virtual worlds, bumping up interaction and integration a notch or two.
“This allows the video images including people to appear seamlessly in the virtual world — as if they are a part of it — and for the virtual audience to see and talk to the video…Continue
Posted on February 6, 2013 at 7:30am — 4 Comments
You gotta feel for someone who doesn't own any Bob Dylan or Neil Young albums and hasn't a clue where to start. There are too many choices: Early or recent? Electric or acoustic? Live or studio? They end up purchasing a 'best of' set which never makes anybody happy.
Richard Thompson's vital Electric, to be released February 5, resembles many of its predecessors as an output for his versatility and craftsmanship. But it is unique as it provides an entry point for…Continue
Posted on January 28, 2013 at 7:30am — 9 Comments
On the fourth night of this year's Cayamo Cruise Richard Thompson noted that it was somewhat superfluous to ask audiences if they were having a good time. "Some festivals have good bits and not so good bits," he told the audience at his first featured performance. "This is wall-to-wall good bits."
Cayamo, which just finished its sixth excursion, continues to redefine how artists interact with their audiences. The seven-day floating festival which combines headliners, new…Continue
Posted on January 21, 2013 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments