Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stand Clear

This just in from Stupefaction: the announcement of a new series of compilations on New York City music, spanning the '40s to the aughts, entitled Watch the Closing Doors: A History of New York's Musical Melting Pot.  Can't wait to hear them, though I personally feel they should've gone with "Standclearo'theclosin'doorsplease."

I also just got a fine link from Steve Coleman, administrator of the Fleshtones Hall of Fame--a BBC Radio 2 documentary on the musical history of Greenwich Village, narrated by John Sebastian.  Here's part one, which aired last night and which I'm listening to as I type this.  Part two airs today, and presumably that stream will be available here for about a week afterwards.

Lastly, I can't resist sharing these two scans from Flip magazine, which I received moments ago on my FB news feed from longtime fellow Bomper Michael Lynch.  How come I never heard about Jeff Conaway's NYC garage rock roots until his unfortunate demise?

EDIT 5/31/2011:  Another pertinent link from this morning--a Dangerous Minds post on ZE Records.

EDIT again on 5/31/2011:  Later today DM also did a post on a BBC doc called Once Upon a Time in New York, which I've been meaning to watch for a while now.


Karate Boogaloo said...

Hey...thanks for the link. And, I have to say, I actually beat Dangerous Minds to the punch on that Ze comp post. Petty I suppose, but I'm all alone here & need to grab credit wherever I can!

By the way, I've been sending your Voice ad posts to some friends who lived through most of those days...they're thrilled by them!

- Tim, Stupefaction

Karate Boogaloo said...

p.s. I like the new layout - especially the logo in the header!

Signed D.C. said...

I shoulda known you'd be on it first...leave it to me to miss that post! I dig that font too, reminds me of the Jam's "All Mod Cons."

Karate Boogaloo said...

It does look like All Mod Cons!

diskojoe said...

Here's a link from the Smashingbird blog about the June 1966 issue of the UK magazine Rave which had an article of the NYC hotspots of that time:


Signed D.C. said...

Thanks diskojoe! Great stuff...I'd only seen the first couple of pages of that article before so it's nice to finally read the whole article.