The Band of Gypsys work their way up to a comfortable groove on a previously unreleased recording of “Ezy Ryder,” recorded at the Fillmore East half a century ago, which will feature on a new box set. From the start, drummer Buddy Miles sets the tempo, while Jimi Hendrix and bassist Billy Cox establish the riff, all leading up to an explosion of Hendrix singing, “Ezy, Ezy Ryder, riding down the highways of desire.” The band had already played the song once already that day in an earlier set, and you can hear a new confidence in this version as they work together to give the tune a steady foundation for Hendrix to play a guitar solo that nearly levitates over the rhythm section. “The Band of Gypsys was a group about growth, and evolution without ego,” Cox tells Rolling Stone of the experience. “It was just musicians loving each other and loving the music. It was another way to express the music.” The trio’s shared musical intuition … [Read more...] about Hear Jimi Hendrix’s Wild, Unreleased ‘Ezy Ryder’ From Fillmore East Concerts
Play video content Breaking News MAY 2018 FOX Donald Trump fully supports the new NFL policy on the national anthem -- he says players who don't stand should maybe "not be in the country." The President spoke with "FOX & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade -- saying, "You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn't be playing. You shouldn't be there." He added. "Maybe you shouldn't be in the country." There's one part of the new policy Trump didn't like -- the option players have to stay in the locker room. "I don't think people should be staying in locker rooms. But still I think it's good." Of course, Trump has been railing for a while against players who demonstrate during the anthem -- and wanted NFL owners to fire Colin Kaepernick for starting the movement. By the way, Donald Trump has bragged how much he opposed the Vietnam War -- the method of protest back then was burning the flag. Launch Gallery Getty … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Suggests Deporting NFL Players Who Don’t Stand
These days, when Ray Davies listens to his band’s masterstroke, 1968’s The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, it’s with “a bit of misery.” The frustration he was feeling at age 23, when he wrote it, is still fresh: The Kinks were banned from playing in the U.S. following a dustup with the musicians’ union in 1966, forcing him to “withdraw” into Englishness until 1969. But on the other hand, he also takes pride in the quaint stories and complex arrangements he wrote for each of the LP’s 15 songs and how much the band had grown in the four short years since they released “You Really Got Me.” “With ‘You Really Got Me’ and ‘All Day and All of the Night,’ we were saying, ‘We’re here, we’re gonna grab you,'” he tells Rolling Stone. “The music on Village Green says, ‘Come find us.’ If you don’t want to find us, it’s bad luck for … [Read more...] about The Kinks’ ‘Village Green’ LP at 50: ‘That’s the Story of Our Lives’
Last summer, an elite group of scientists, economists and government officials gathered at Snowmass ski resort near Aspen, Colorado, to contemplate the end of the world. The weeklong “workshop, held in the shadow of 14,000-foot-high peaks at the Top of the Village lodge, was organised by the Energy Modeling Forum, a group of academics and industry leaders affiliated with Stanford University. A few months earlier, Stanford professor John Weyant, the director of the group, had asked participants to consider a nightmare scenario: It’s 2010, and global warming is not only happening, it’s accelerating. The Greenland and western Antarctic ice sheets are melting at an exponential rate, leading to predictions of a twenty-foot rise in sea levels by 2070. In this scenario, southern Florida vanishes, New York City becomes an aquarium, London looks like Venice. In Bangladesh alone, 40 million people are displaced by the rising waters. Droughts cripple food production, leading to … [Read more...] about Can Geoengineering Save The World?
Country Joe McDonald and former Lovin’ Spoonful frontman John Sebastian will no longer play the beleaguered Woodstock 50, five decades after both musicians performed at the original 1969 festival. The songwriters were originally attached to the event, once set for August 16th through 18th near the original site in upstate New York, but have confirmed they won’t participate if organizers successfully re-stage the fest next month at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. McDonald told The Baltimore Sun that he hasn’t heard from the promoters in weeks and isn’t interested in playing the event, particularly given its lack of solid details and attempted late-date move. He added that his contract only called for him to play the original Woodstock 50 site in Watkins Glen, New York. “I have no airfare booked,” he said. “I have no hotels. I have nothing planned. I’m not interested in getting on a ship that’s sinking, and I … [Read more...] about Woodstock ’69 Vet Country Joe McDonald Leaps Off ‘Sinking Ship’ Woodstock 50