Welcome to the Scott Kaye blog. THIS IS THE STUFF I CAN’T TALK ABOUT ON THE AIR. Well really, it will mostly be stuff I don’t talk about at any length on air. I don’t like talking at length on the radio. I like playing great classic rock and roll. Warning there will likely be kitty pics.
Signs You’re at a Bad St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Everyone seems to be waving Puerto Rican flags
There are tanks and missiles and a reviewing stand with Kim Jong Un on it
Some prankster gave laxatives to all the horses
It still ends with Santa Claus for some reason
You can’t find a decent burrito vendor
The guy in the leprechaun outfit is 6’4”
What’s up with all the goose-stepping?
One word: Riverdance… or is that two words?
The Grand Marshal? Bill Cosby
They haven’t bothered to ban vehicular traffic
Most of the vomit isn’t green
Roger Daltrey Covers Stevie Wonder and Stephen Stills on new solo album.
Coming on June 1st is Roger Daltrey’s latest solo album, As Long As I Have You. TheWho.com posted that the set is produced by Dave Eringa, who last worked with Daltrey on his 2014 team-up with Wilko Johnson, Coming Back Home. The new album features Pete Townshend on seven of the album’s 11 tracks and includes the Daltrey originals — “Certified Rose” and “Always Heading Home.” Among the covers on the set are Daltrey’s take on Stephen Stills’ Manassas favorite “How Far” and Stevie Wonder’s classic “You Haven’t Done Nothing.” Pete Townshend said of the new album: “It shows Roger at the height of his powers as a vocalist.”
In the press release for the set, Daltrey explained, “This is a return to the very beginning, to the time before Pete (Townshend) started writing our songs, to a time when we were a teenage band playing soul music to small crowds in church halls. That’s what we were, a soul band. And now, I can sing soul with all the experience you need to sing it. Life puts the soul in. I’ve always sung from the heart but when you’re 19, you haven’t had the life experience with all its emotional trials and traumas that you have by the time you get to my age. You carry all the emotional bruises of life and when you sing these songs, those emotions are in your voice. You feel the pain of a lost love. You feel it and you sing it and that’s soul. For a long time, I’ve wanted to return to the simplicity of these songs, to show people my voice, a voice they won’t have heard before. It felt like the right time. It’s where I am, looking back to that time, looking across all those years but also being here, now, in the soulful moment.”
Roger Daltrey tour dates (subject to change):
March 22 – London, England – Teenage Cancer Trust at Royal Albert Hall
June 8 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (with The Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra)
June 10, 12 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap Center for Performing Arts (with The Wolf Trap Orchestra)
June 15 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood (with The Boston Pops)
June 17 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium (with The New York Pops Orchestra)
June 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts (with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia)
June 23, 25 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival (with The Ravinia Festival Orchestra)
June 27 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater (with The Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
June 30 – Canandaigua, NY – CMAC (orchestra TBA)
July 2 – Dayton, OH – Fraze Pavilion (with The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra)
July 5 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheater (with The Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
July 8 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center (with The Cleveland Orchestra)
Stephen Hawking Tried to Prove Time Travel with a Party Held in the PastBut No One Came
Seemingly bored with the constant hypothesizing and speculation on whether time travel may or may not be possible, Stephen Hawking decided he would answer the question in the only way one of the most well-known and respected physicists of all time couldby throwing a party. The premise was simple: In 2009, the professor decided to host a lavish party complete with champagne and canapes. However, since this was more of a welcome reception for future time travelers, Hawking did not send any invitations for it until after it had already taken place.
Maybe, someday, someone in the future will find the invitation and use the wormhole time machine to come back to my party proving that time travel will one day be possible, Hawking said during a clip which featured in his documentary miniseries Into The Universe. Of course, just giving a mere address is not enough information for any potential time traveler, so Hawking included the location of the party in the exact co-ordinates in time and space. Alas, after waiting patiently for his guests to arrive, it soon became apparent that no time travelers were going to come. What a shame, Hawking said. I was hoping a future Miss Universe was going to step through the door.
TRAILER RELEASED FOR NEW NEIL YOUNG ‘PARADOX’ MOVIE
The trailer has been released for the new Daryl Hannah-directed Paradox movie starring her main squeeze Neil Young as “Man In The Black Hat,” Willie Nelson, and his sons Micah and Lukas Nelson — who are part of Young’s frequent backing band Promise Of The Real. The feature premieres tonight (March 14th) in Austin at SXSW and hits Netflix on March 23rd. Rolling Stone reported the clip “shows Young leading the band members through the woods while playing an acoustic guitar, a woman running toward teepees and shots of Young and the band singing his 2016 song ‘Peace Trail.’ At one point, a person seems to fly away.”
The soundtrack album drops on March 23rd and features Young performing with Promise Of The Real, backed by an orchestra, as well as Willie Nelson supplying narration on the track “Many Moons Ago In The Future.”
The tracklisting to Neil Young’s Paradox soundtrack is:
“Many Moons Ago In The Future” (narration by Willie Nelson)
“Paradox Passage 1”
“Paradox Passage 2”
“Diggin’ In The Dirt” – Chorus
“Paradox Passage 3”
“Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground” (written by Willie Nelson)
“Paradox Passage 4”
“Diggin’ in The Dirt”
“Paradox Passage 5”
“Running to The Silver Eagle”
“Baby What You Want Me to Do?”
“Paradox Passage 6”
Neil Young tour dates (subject to change):
April 21 – Los Angeles, CA – “Light Up The Blues” Benefit at Dolby Theatre
June 23 – Pasadena, CA – “Arroyo Seco Weekend” at Brookside Golf Course
July 6 – Quebec City, QC – “Festival D’ete de Quebec” at Plains Of Abraham (with Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real)
Stars Who Lost Their Oscars
- After Frances McDormand got her 2018 Best Actress award engraved at the Governors Ball, 47-year-old Terry Bryant allegedly made off with it. He was later arrested and charged with felony theft, while McDormand was reunited with her statuette.
- Angelina Jolie won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Girl, Interrupted, but promptly gave it to her mother, Marcheline Bertland. When Bertland died in 2007, so did the last person who knew where the award was. Jolie has said, ” I didn’t actually lose it, but nobody knows where it is at the moment.”
- Whoopi Goldberg sent her Oscar to R.S. Owens Co. for a spit and shine in Chicago. Unfortunately, the package arrived completely empty, leading everyone to believe it had been stolen while in transit. It was eventually recovered in an airport trashcan and sent back to Goldberg.
- Marlon Brando lost not one but two Oscars. “I don’t know what happened to the Oscar they gave me forOn the Waterfront. Somewhere in the passage of time it disappeared.” As for the Oscar he had Sacheen Littlefeather accept for him in 1973, he later said, “The Motion Picture Academy may have sent it to me, but if it did, I don’t know where it is now.”
- Jeff Bridges lost his Oscar less than a year after winning it for 2010’s Crazy Heart. He revealed, “It’s been in a few places since last year but I haven’t seen it for a while now.”
- Colin Firth was said to have left his Oscar on a toilet during one of the Oscar after parties, leading to a bathroom attendant chasing after him to get it back to its rightful owner.
- Back when there was still such a thing as Outstanding Child Actress, Margaret O’Brien took home the prize in 1945. The miniature award went missing when the family’s housekeeper took it with her to clean, then never returned to the job. She received a replacement, but luckily wound up with the original after it was found being auctioned in 1995.
- Bing Crosby graciously gave his Oscar to Gonzaga University, where he went to school. In the ’70s, the award went missing and was replaced with a three-inch Mickey Mouse figurine. The award was found seven days later in the university chapel in what appeared to be a prank.
STING CREDITS REGGAE AS COMMON GROUND FOR SHAGGY TEAMUP
Sting credits his love and admiration of reggae for being the key element in his new album with Jamaican-American musician/singer and DJ Shaggy. (Did you know? Shaggy got his nickname from yes, the Scooby Doo cartoon) The album, called 44/876, drops on April 20th — marking Sting’s first studio set since the 2016 Top 10 hit, 57th & 9th. The pair’s lead single “Don’t Make Me Wait” has already garnered attention and great reviews. Sting told us that in some ways the coolest results come from the unexpected Hey says, “Surprise is the most important element (laughs) in music or in any musical adventure. I’m always happy when people say they’re surprised — ’cause you’re right, it kinda happened spontaneously without much forethought and we were just having fun. And then we realized after three weeks of just having fun, we actually had something that was looking like a record. So, we did it in six weeks, and it was just based on a rapport and a sense of enjoyment.”
For many Sting’s teamup with Shaggy feels in some ways as a call back to the early-sound of the Police. He went on to say. “I think our common ground is a love of reggae. Shaggy is an authentic dance hall reggae artist — I dabble. By, y’know, I also have a history with the form. The early-Police were obviously influenced by Bob Marley and reggae, too. So, it was a common ground that we were comfortable with. The ground is a Caribbean island flavor, but then we took it into other areas that perhaps Shaggy was not familiar with. And I think we both pushed each other in directions that we wouldn’t have naturally found ourselves in.”
So without further ado, check out the new song getting some good reviews. I give it a big thumbs up as well.
Record Store Day 2018
Record Store Day 2018 is coming on Saturday, April 21st. Now, I personally got rid of most of my vinyl way before I moved to Nebraska back in 2000. Too heavy to keep moving from place to place. I didn’t move all that much, but a couple of times was more than enough for me! Plus, I always had the best record collection sitting there when I went to work.
Anyway, among the many artists issuing limited-edition vinyl discs on the big day are The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Eric Clapton.
The Doors’ offering is Live at The Matrix, Part 2, a sequel to the band’s 2017 Record Store Day release. The LP features newly remastered performances recorded during a run of March 1967 shows at the San Francisco club.
Hendrix’s contribution is a seven-inch single featuring two rarities: a cover of Muddy Waters’ “Mannish Boy” on one side and the original Jimi Hendrix Experience tune “Trash Man” on the other.
The Who’s Record Store Day release is a reissue of the two-LP companion album to the band’s 1979 documentary The Kids Are Alright pressed onto red and blue vinyl.
Clapton is issuing a pair of albums on Record Store Day. One is the first-ever vinyl release of his soundtrack to the 1991 film Rush, which includes his classic ballad “Tears in Heaven.” The other is a career-spanning four-LP compilation, Complete Clapton, which comes packaged with a bonus vinyl single.
Another special Record Store Day release will be wait for it!!!!
A cassette version of AC/DC‘s massively successful 1980 album Back in Black. I know that many people have gotten back into vinyl and have recently purchased a turntable, but who makes cassette players worth a crap. Never really liked that playback format.
Other artists releasing limited-edition vinyl discs for RSD this year include The Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Beck, Blue Oyster Cult, David Bowie, Def Leppard, Fleetwood Mac, John Fogerty, The Grateful Dead, Jethro Tull, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, The Moody Blues, Van Morrison, Motorhead, Pink Floyd, The Police, Ramones, Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, George Thorogood, U2, Whitesnake, Yes and Neil Young.
Check out the full list of releases at Record Store Day.com
Movie Of The Year: Complaints of The Shape of Water’s ‘Fish Man’
People who don’t practice ‘catch and release’
Two words: Red Lobster
Chicks who think it’s sexy to lick tartar sauce off your body.
Everyone’s always asking if I know Daryl Hannah
People who just assume you’re a Pisces
Peeing in the pool—come on, guys!
When you forget about the glass and bump your head on the side of the tank
Kids demanding to know if I’m Aquaman
Getting caught in one of those six-pack rings
Man I sure miss Garry Shandling.
The trailer below is for a new HBO doc put together by his friend and collaborator Judd Apatow. “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling” is a two-part documentary which debuts on HBO March 26 and 27. Apatow said it’s a very deep look at Garry Shandling’s life and career. You will see in this trailer that he kept journals for 30 years and that the makers of the film used them to help tell the story. Makes me want to get HBO back. If you are a friend of mine IM me if you have HBO, I will bring bring beer! (kidding, just enjoy the trailer and remember the great Garry Shandling.)
CHRIS CORNELL RECORDING OF JOHNNY CASH SONG RELEASED
Chris Cornell’s cover version of Johnny Cash’s “You Never Knew My Mind” is now streaming online, along with a video of the late Soundgarden singer discussing the track. “You Never Knew My Mind” will appear on Johnny Cash: Forever Words, a collaborative album consisting of songs created from Cash’s poetry, lyrics, and letters, previously collected in a book of the same name.
Johnny Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, who curated and co-produced the project, told Beats One, “(My father) wrote ‘You Never Knew My Mind’ in 1967. I assume and I’m fairly certain it was written for his first wife, Vivian. That was the year that their divorce was legal. It was also the year where his love for my mother flourished. So ‘You Never Knew My Mind’ was not something that he would have released at that time because my mother was standing beside him.”
Asked about Cornell’s involvement with the project, John said, “I reached out to Chris Cornell, and I said, ‘Would you like to be a part of this?’ He was very excited. Chris told me that he loved my dad. He also had felt everything that was in those words. He had been there. He had gone through the loss of relationships.”
“You Never Knew My Mind” combines “You Never Knew My Mind” with another previously unreleased Cash song, “I Never Knew Your Mind.”
Other artists on the album include Roseanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, John Mellencamp, Jewel, Elvis Costello and more.
Johnny Cash: Forever Words will be released on April 6th on CD, 2LP vinyl and digital formats.
Chris Cornell took his own life on May 18th in a Detroit hotel room, hours after completing a show with Soundgarden.
Here’s the story behind the song
Here is the song!
OUT NOW: ‘THE DOORS: LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT 1970’ :Released today (February 23rd) on DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD is The Doors: Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970. The show, which was captured on August 30th, 1970, marks the band’s final professionally filmed show with Jim Morrison.
The tracklisting to the CD/DVD/Blu-Ray of The Doors: Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970:
“Roadhouse Blues,” “Back Door Man,” “Break On Through (To The Other Side),” “When The Music’s Over,” “Ship Of Fools,” “Light My Fire,” and “The End (medley): Across The Sea/Away In India/Crossroads Blues/Wake Up.”
DVD/Blu-ray bonus features: This Is The End featurette — 17 minutes of interviews conducted by original director Murray Lerner with original Doors manager Bill Siddons, Robby Krieger, John Densmore, and archival interview from 2002 with Ray Manzarek.
The Doors: Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970, the film has been completely recut and remixed, from the original film footage. Fully approved by the Doors, this previously unreleased concert was meticulously restored via the latest 21st century technology, color correcting and visually upgrading the original footage.
The entire concert, which is now presented in 5.1 Dolby Digital sound, was mixed from the original multi-track audio by longtime Doors engineer-mixer-co-producer Bruce Botnick.
Here is a proposed billboard for the radio show. Hmmm, still thinking about it. I like the message.
We welcome Journey and Def Leppard to PBA on July 19th. Check out this fun video from both bands.
This is the kind of stuff your wife makes you do while on vacation. We were visiting the Ringling Circus Museum in Florida. Click here for the video and my lack of enthusiasm.
Stone Temple Pilots have released “The Art Of Letting Go,” the third track the band has shared from its upcoming self-titled seventh studio LP. The song follows “Meadow” and “Roll Me Under” and showcases a softer side of the band and new singer Jeff Gutt. You might remember him from two seasons of The X Factor. I think he is pretty darn good rock vocalist. Guitarist Dean DeLeo said that Gutt played an important role in bringing the song to life: “Jeff had a huge hand in kind of arranging and putting that song where it is to really tailor it to his vocal. That song, when we really sat down and did that, we really realized, ‘This is a nice piece of music,’ and Jeff had an immense part in putting that together.” Here is the video of the song. I like it.