He played a frantic guitar.
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He was a titan in his field, an innovator, and it was a supreme pleasure to interview Mr. Scruggs and his son Gary many years ago, as one of my first assignments for L.A. RECORD. He will be missed.
May 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment
Gil Scott-Heron passed away today. He was a poet, songwriter, orator and author sharing record labels if not actual records with American giants like Ron Carter, Bernard Purdie, Bruce Springsteen and Blackalicious. He celebrated the 39th anniversary of “Whitey On The Moon” during the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing. He spoke to Dan Collins in October 2009.
THE SOURCE FAMILY ON SKY SAXON: "HE NEVER GAVE UP ON THE POSSIBILITIES THAT THINGS COULD ALWAYS BE BETTER"
June 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments
We would like to repost some words about Sky left by members of the Source Family. Sky joined the Family in the ’70s and was instrumental in bringing their music to the wider world. Some memories below: Sky Sunlight Saxon/Arelich was one of those rare beings who never had a bad word to say about [...]
June 25th, 2009 · 9 Comments
Guitarist Nels Cline (spotted most recently with Wilco) grew up in the shadow of the Seeds and Sky Saxon and later went on to perform and record with Sky himself. He takes some time today to send L.A. RECORD these thoughts: I am truly saddened to learn of the death of Sky Saxon. As a [...]
June 25th, 2009 · 8 Comments
christine hale UPDATE: Nels Cline sends us this obituary for Sky Saxon, his “first rock idol.” UPDATE: Members of the Source Family remember Sky Sunlight Saxon, also known as Arelich. L.A. RECORD is deeply saddened to learn that Sky Saxon—mentioned only days ago in our interview with Isis Aquarian, historian of the Source Family—has passed [...]
June 18th, 2009 · No Comments
Nah Right and others are reporting that NYC graffiti original Iz “The Wiz” passed yesterday from kidney failure. Iz was one of the principals in the landmark Style Wars—the gruff handlebar-mustached twenty-something kid who took us down into the rail yards. His iconic two-color bomb IZ and train and canvas pieces are known and loved [...]
June 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Seattle Times has the sad news of Ventures’ co-founder Bob Bogle’s passing from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma on Sunday, June 14. We here at L.A. RECORD often if not always sneak a Ventures song into the set if we’re out DJ-ing. Our condolences to the Ventures and their families. Mr. Bogle became ill over the weekend and [...]
April 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments
via ballardtribute Via BBC—author J.G. Ballard has died after what is being reported as a “long illness.” Ballard was one of our favorite authors here at L.A. RECORD headquarters and we are very sad to wake up this Sunday morning and find him gone. In his honor we suggest re-reading “The Watchtowers” or “Build-Up” and [...]