April 29 was the 25 th anniversary of the death of Mick Ronson. I’d like to share a few of my thoughts on this underrated legend. I don’t remember the first time I heard Mick Ronson, but I’ll never forget the first time I saw him. It was the summer of 1984, just before my 12 th birthday. My brother and I rented the newly released video cassette of D.A. Pennebaker’s David Bowie concert documentary Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. While the concert was originally filmed in 1973, it wasn’t widely available in the US until 1984. I was not yet in my full Bowie obsession, all I knew was this cool new record call Let’s Dance , then I watched this film. While I was totally blown away by the orange haired Ziggy, it was the guy at his side with the long blonde hair, silver suit and white Les Paul that grabbed my attention. I had discovered glam rock. I quickly became a Bowie fanatic and devoured everything I could find. I learned that the guy with the guitar
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Time for Jeff’s Rock N Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Recap. First, to reset, this is the 7 th Induction Kathy and I have attended. It is our 3 rd in Cleveland (2012,2015,2018) in addition to 1 in LA (2013) and 3 in Brooklyn (2014,2016,2017). We have now seen a total of 61 bands/performers/people inducted into the Hall. For the first time, Greg Harris, President and CEO of the Rock Hall gave the opening remarks. A job usually done by Jann Weiner and sees him loudly booed. Greg gave more of an update on the museum and foundation than a preview of the night. Unfortunately, for the third year in a row the night had to begin with a tribute to an artist lost in the past year. 2016 was David Bowie, 2017 was Chuck Berry and this year was a surprise appearance of the Killers performing American Girl/Free Falling for Tom Petty. As a fan of the Killers I was excited and the band didn’t disappoint. It was a fun, upbeat version with a bit of Free Falling added at the end. It w
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Welcome to Misplaced Straws. This music blog will contain 3 parts, concert reviews, my random thoughts on music and musicians and album reviews. Feel free to comment and add your thoughts. It's a work in progress so who knows where it will go, hang on and enjoy the ride! Oh...and bonus if you can figure out the title!