The Pretenders – Revolution

One of the greatest singer-songwriters of all-time. Bring on the revolution:

As we watch the children play
Remember, it was me and you
So far away
The things we got out to do
The fond fear of danger
That’s what sets us apart
Couldn’t wait for the real world
To test the strength of the lion’s heart

Cats like me and you
Have got laws
That they adhere to
Laws outside the laws
As laid down
By those we don’t subscribe to
The world is getting stranger
But we’ll never lose heart
We can’t just wait for the old guard to die
Before we can make a new start

Bring on the revolution
Keep the pressure on
I want to die for something
Bring on the revolution
I want to die for something, want to die for something
Bring on the revolution
I want to die for something. (nothing)
Bring on the revolution
Don’t wanna die for nothing. (something, something)

For every freedom fighter
I want to hold on tighter
To the hope and will you gave
You were the brave, you were the brave
And one day, when I hear your children sing
Freedom will ring, Freedom

When we watch the children play
Remember how the privileged classes grew
And from this day, we set out
To undo what won’t undo
Looking for the grand in the minute
Every breath justifies
Every step that we take to remove what the powers that be can’t prove
And the children will understand why

Bring on the revolution
Keep the pressure on
I want to die for something
Bring on the revolution
I want to die for something
Bring on the revolution
Don’t want to die for nothing
Bring on the revolution
I want to die for something

Songwriter: Christine Hynde

The Razor House – Alicia Style

For more than a decade, Razor House, the stunning cliffside mansion by architectural designer Wallace E. Cunningham in La Jolla, California, has alternately been described as a “magnum opus,” an “architectural masterpiece,” and “America’s coolest home.” But since purchasing the modernist gem in 2019, Grammy Award–winning singer Alicia Keys and her husband, renowned music producer Kasseem Dean (a.k.a. Swizz Beatz), have preferred to call the home where they and their two sons, Egypt and Genesis, now reside “Dreamland.” Explaining the name, Keys says the expansive, nearly 11,000-square-foot residence, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is rumored to be the inspiration for Tony Stark’s futuristic bachelor pad in the Iron Man movies, is “a place to create dreams and to be bold enough to dream your wildest dream—for us to even be here is a wildest dream.”


This new song was filmed there:

U2 Mick Fergie

The greatest rock’n’roll band in the world was in town this week, and played two shows at SoFi Stadium. Their entire show was uploaded today at this LINK.

But they seem like prancing 80-year-olds to me. This is better, thanks to Fergie – recorded at Madison Square Garden, October 30th 2009 at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert:

Allman Betts Band

I’m a big proponent of kids taking over the family enterprise, especially when they remain so true to the original:

The life and music of Gregg Allman will be celebrated with an 18-city Allman Family Revival tour that kicks off November 27th in St. Louis and wraps up December 19th in Los Angeles.

Greg’s son Devon Allman and his group the Allman Betts Band will be the featured act alongside Robert Randolph, Donavon Frankenreiter, Lilly Hiatt, Cody and Luther Dickinson, Eric Gales, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Jimmy Hall, and Lamar Williams Jr. They will be joined in select cities by Kenny Wayne Shepherd, G. Love, Samantha Fish, Alex Orbison, and Kenny Aronoff.

The Allman Family Revival began as a celebration of Gregg’s 70th birthday in December 2017. It’s grown into a yearly tradition, and this year they’re planning Last Waltz-style evenings packed with musical collaborations.

“I like having artists that knew Dad, played with him, maybe were an opening act, or were really influenced and inspired by him,” Devon Allman says in a statement. “As for a venue, I prefer those turn-of-the-century to mid-20th century, old-school theaters. They are just gorgeous inside, sculpted for sound, and provide the perfect location for these very special shows. I love for this concert to feel like a night at the theater for our audience.”

Devon Allman formed the Allman Betts Band in 2018 with Duane Betts, the son of Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts. They play a mixture of original songs and tip their caps to their fathers by adding a couple of Allman Brothers classics to each live show.

“I don’t think that that would be very respectful of the legacy,” Devon Allman told Rolling Stone in 2018. “It’s always going be a balance, and my number one thing is integrity and class. So is there a way to kind of perpetuate it within a loose framework? Yes. But to come out and use their name, or the mushrooms and the peaches after they worked hard for all that? No. It’s one thing to play a handful of songs and tip your hat to them and give the people that nostalgia. It’s quite another thing to open up shop on a business that wrapped up their shop already.”

Allman Family Revival Tour

November 27th – St. Louis, MO @ The Factory
November 29th – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theater
November 30th – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
December 1st – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theater
December 2nd – @ Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy
December 3rd – Sarasota, FL @ Van Wezel PAC
December 5th – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
December 7th – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater
December 8th – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
December 9th – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
December 10th – Silver Springs, MD @ Fillmore
December 11th – Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
December 12th – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
December 14th – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
December 16th – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
December 17th – Las Vegas, NV @ Theater at Virgin Hotels
December 18th – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
December 19th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

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