The band Talk Talk was one of those techno synth-pop bands of the early 1980s. The lead singer, Mark Hollis, gave it all up 20 years ago to spend more time with his wife and two kids. He passed away this week at age 64.
It’s probably obvious that the practice is undergoing changes, and Donna is participating more with the sales team. She thinks the Wednesday Rock Blogging should catch up with the times, to which I said, “Sure, I’m hip – what do you want to hear?”
She said, “Post Malone and J Cole”.
Yeah….no. Can we warm up to that honey? A very special ZZ moment:
We lost a great one, James Ingram on January 29th. This is my favorite performance of his – let’s all give it everything we have before it’s over:
Did you miss the Penetrators at the Casbah on Monday? Here’s a video of them playing at SDSU’s Montezuma Hall when they opened for the Ramones in 1978, and a song from Monday’s set. Yes, Country Dick was the original drummer!
In the 1960s, our good friend Rich Romanello was in the San Francisco music scene, and managed both the Beau Brummels and Sly and the Family Stone.
Here is a clip of him talking about those days:
We are putting his house on the market tomorrow, so let’s play a cut from each band in his honor:
Hard to believe but Sade is 60 years old today!
Bowie was born on January 8th, and died on January 10th – today’s the 9th!
I need to do a two-some tonight.
His family announced that Jerry Riopelle died in his sleep on Monday. Anyone who spent some time in Arizona knew Jerry to be a local legend whose live shows were epic. I couldn’t find a decent video a couple of weeks ago, but this one will represent:
Because they are closing out the year at the Observatory, let’s also feature my other favorite band – both played at CSUF when I was the producer there. They will likely close their show with this tune, though probably without Eddie:
Jerry Riopelle is a long-time favorite of those who grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and unfortunately he just cancelled his two retirement shows at the end of the month due to a health issue. His New Years Eve gigs were legendary, and here’s an example – Get Well Jerry!
Here is the anthem: