Sunday Music: Tina Turner And The Stones

In 1966 the Rolling Stones took Tina Turner on the road in England. In 1969, they hit the states.  Here’s her and Ike doing, “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” from the Gimme Shelter movie, which captures the period.  But let’s be real. It’s just Tina in this clip. She melted all of them.   … Continue reading Sunday Music: Tina Turner And The Stones

How Mic Jagger Answered, “Who’s Better, You Or The Beatles”

Irish TV, 1965, the reporter asks Mic Jagger, “How do you compare your group with the Beatles?” Watch the video and hear Mic’s “diplomatic” take, It’s a massive lesson in why “different” beats “better” (that’s for you marketing/brand people).  h/t Cole Shafer for sharing, who summarized it well in an older blog post with: “you … Continue reading How Mic Jagger Answered, “Who’s Better, You Or The Beatles”

Podcast Of The Week: Ice Cube On WTF

I’ve already pumped it quite a bit, but please, go check out Ice Cube on WTF with Marc Maron. This is one of my favorite podcasts in recent memory for the stories. Insane stories. Beautiful stories. It really was a good day after all stories. Like how he started rapping, how he got into movies, … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Ice Cube On WTF

Podcast Of The Week: Kweli And Murs On El-P (And A Personal Story)

Ok YouTube algorithm. I really - and I mean REALLY - didn’t want to watch a video with “white rappers in hip-hop” in the title.  But then I noticed it was Talib Kweli and Murs talking, and that said “white rapper” in question was El-P.  Murs calls El, “My Chuck D.” Kweli says El laid … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Kweli And Murs On El-P (And A Personal Story)