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Happy Birthday Kate Bush

Somewhere under the ivy in Kent, England on this very day in 1958  a child was born by the name Catherine Bush.

Today, Weird and Gilly salute Kate and her entire body of work (music, film, dance, performance) as she turns another year young. If you haven’t turned on to her yet, take a moment to discover this multi-talented artist and discover the sensual sound and vision of Kate.

Keep up with Kate news at: http://www.katebushnews.com/index.php/page/2/

Mick Ronson: Bowie’s King Of Glam Guitar

On sale now ~  the July issue of Guitarist Magazine  featuring Mick Ronson on the cover with the tag line: celebrating 40 years.

Charles Shaar Murray has written a fantastic piece that reminds us of  why Mick Ronson is deserving of guitar hero status.

Bonus: glossy Mick Rock photos and praise for The Spider With The Platinum Hair bio (picked as one of the best guitar tomes) makes this issue all the more special. Don’t miss it!

Remembering Harvey Pekar

Harvey Pekar died on Monday at age 70, a real comic book hero.  Born in Cleveland, Pekar was the real deal, a true artist and as authentic as they come. In short, Pekar was our average day superhero.

Creating stories  from the depths of the ordinary grind,  Harvey Pekar is the writer who chronicled his mundane life experiences  in the comic book series American Splendor.   Robert Crumb told the Plain Dealer (1994) that Pekar’s work examined the minutiae of everyday life, material “so staggeringly mundane it verges on the exotic.”

Pekar himself summed it up as revealing “a series of day-after-day activities that have more influence on a person than any spectacular or traumatic events. It’s the 99 percent of life that nobody ever writes about.”

Rest in peace Harvey. Rest in peace.

High Voltage…Rock ‘N’ Roll

In case you missed the original message from ianhunter.com last month – consider this a ‘count-down’ reminder. You have  less than two weeks to get your tickets. This is High Voltage, rock ‘n’ roll!

Mott The Hoople legend Ian Hunter will be joining Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott for a one-off set at Classic Rock’s High Voltage festival.
The set will take place on the festival’s main stage on Sunday, July 25. Read the rest of this entry »

David Bowie Recommends Mick Ronson

Thanks to everyone who took part in the awesome campaign to get Ronson inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum.  The recent recommendation letter from David Bowie to the committee can only help the cause and we look forward to watching what happens next. BowieNet confirmed this letter from David late last month and you can read the full story here: Read the rest of this entry »