Signs of the Times

Catching up on a couple of recent articles in The New York Times (in the subcategory of articles that are written by me):

I wrote about the Universal Music Group giving a facelift to a huge chunk of their music-video catalog, upgrading both the audio and the visual. I got on the phone with Billy Idol to talk about “White Wedding”–and why would you want to talk to Billy Idol about anything else? You can read it here.

I also spoke with multiple friends and family members of the late great Donny Hathaway, an R&B legend you may not be familiar with (because of his tragic death in 1979, when he was just 33). The most surprising thing I learned: he played keyboards on Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady.” (And his baby sister was at the studio watching the session!) You can read it here.

posted 5 August 2019 in Articles and tagged , , , , . no comments yet

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