Archive for Graham Nash

Repost: Time To Do The Right Thing

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2008 by 30daysout

UPDATE: The Time is coming … time to pick a president.  We’re not going to tell you how to vote.  We are going to remind you it’s really important, though.  This appeared around the Fourth of July and we think it ought to go up again.  Listen to the tunes, do some research and make your choice. 

Sometimes it’s tough to figure out the world.  Why does everything cost so much, while human life seems so cheap?  Can we resolve our differences with other cultures without having to pick up a gun, or is it too late?  What is going to happen to us, to our children, and to their children?

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Review: “Déjà Vu Live,” Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Posted in Review with tags , , , , on July 29, 2008 by 30daysout

With the 40th anniversary of Woodstock looming for next year, expect to see some of the original participants (those who are still alive, that is) making themselves a little more high profile.  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young enter the sweepstakes a year early with Déjà Vu Live, the soundtrack to Neil Young’s documentary movie about a recent CSN&Y tour. 

What made this tour different was that they chose to perform many of their politically and socially relevant tunes, including “Teach Your Children,” “For What It’s Worth” and “Wooden Ships.”  So far, so good – however, more than half the songs on this album are selections from Young’s ultra-political album Living With War, and that effectively turns the rest of the band into his backing group.

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Lost Classics! David Blue

Posted in Lost Classics!, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 15, 2008 by 30daysout

David Blue was part of the early 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene that also gave fame to Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Eric Anderson and of course, Bob Dylan.  Blue originally moved to New York to become an actor, and he wound up making eight albums for Warner-Reprise and Elektra-Asylum between 1965 and 1976.

His sixth album Nice Baby and the Angel was released in 1973 and it is an all-star affair.  Produced by Graham Nash, the album features guitar work from Dave Mason (Traffic) and David Lindley (Jackson Browne), bass from Chris Ethridge (Flying Burrito Brothers) and drums by John Barbata (the Turtles, Jefferson Airplane).  Nash, Jennifer Warnes and Glenn Frey (the Eagles) lend backing vocals on a few songs.

Blue’s most famous song appears here: “Outlaw Man,” which was covered in 1973 by the Eagles for their dreary Desperado album.  Blue’s original is a faster, more rocking version, with slightly different lyrics and a tasty guitar lead from Dave Mason. 

David Blue never received the acclaim some of his colleagues did.  He died in 1982, while jogging through Washington Square Park in New York City.

MP3: “Outlaw Man”

MP3: “Darlin’ Jenny”