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  3. Who is the biggest jerk in music?

    As always, Pretender is the voice of reason, AND he has great taste in music!!!! Mike is the Beach Boy we all love to hate! He is the villain, and Brian is the hero! But, sometimes a balance like that is necessary to make great art.
  4. David Peel and the Lowe East Side

    Sounds like the fella mentioned in the lyrics of John Lennon's New York City on the Sometime In NYC album. I always thought that this biographical song was catchy, but I never knew who David Peel was. Looks like Lennon also does some album promotion in this song. Some quick research shows that he produced Peel's album, The Pope Smokes Dope. https://www-rollingstone-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/david-peel-folk-singer-and-counterculture-figure-dead-at-73-120676/amp/?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQCKAE%3D#aoh=15799795830247&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rollingstone.com%2Fmusic%2Fmusic-news%2Fdavid-peel-folk-singer-and-counterculture-figure-dead-at-73-120676%2F
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  6. We're Not Alone...

  7. David Peel and the Lowe East Side

    The point is John Lennon thought he had talent and signed him to Apple records
  8. School Of Rock GATW

    Have at it kids:
  9. David Peel and the Lowe East Side

    Nope- never heard of him- listened...wish I hadn't...

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  12. RIP John Karlen

    Karlen was more successful then most of the others so he didnthave to sell anything!

    I thought I would share this lovely version of the Beach Boys (Brian Wilson) Wouldn't it be nice. It includes the father and son team of Al Jardine and son Matt on lead vocals with Brian Wilson doing Mike Loves vocals part. what do you think?? youtube.com/watch?v=G_tWGUBFsz4
  14. Bette always opened with FRIENDS. This is a 1971 performance with Barry Manilow at the Continental Bath in NYC 1971 youtube.com/watch?v=UOrzpQeJyKI
  15. David Peel and the Lowe East Side

    Any one ver heard if this guy. I joined his band for 6 months in 1993. He was once on Apple Records. He was commissioned to do a 90 second song for some compilation album regarding Charles Manson. We recorded an abbreviated intentionally low budget version of Helter Skelter. We recorded the music live on an 8 track and gave it to Peel to finish on his own in his studio in his tiny NYC apartment. A week later he comes back with the finished song. I said to him" you changed the vocal line too much" he responded" Hey ..I do not want to sound like John Lennon my friend" It seemed he was not aware it was a McCartney written and sung tune. The only reason I recorded the song for hime was to say I played with someone who played with John Lennon and was signed on Apple Records. The result...HEMP HOP SMOKER...True to style of music promoting marijuana!!! Here is the result: youtube.com/watch?v=VxOpBAqgcBc
  16. Who is the biggest jerk in music?

    I think you are right. Even the forgiving and nutty Brian Wilson calls him an asshole to this day.
  17. Who is the biggest jerk in music?

    The answer is Mike Love. He has no competition for this honor. And I am a huge Beach Boys fan.
  18. RIP John Karlen

    I met him at the 2006 convention in Brooklyn. We were seated at the table next to his at the banquet. He was so friendly and treated us like we were old friends. All the actors were great, but he and Chris Pennock stood out. And Karlen was the only one who seemed to be their just to enjoy himself while everyone else had books or other merchandise to sell.
  19. By the way Lew, Your fathers version of Friends is the best version I heard.
  20. A List...For Power POP Fans...

    To me power pop is 3 a piece band. Musically at the least.so I do not agree with their definition. I never even heard of Adam Shmidt.
  21. RIP John Karlen

    I met John Karlen at a Dark Shadows fan show in Brooklyn. He was a little cranky when they served dinner late but seemed like he was glad to be there most of the time. I think he drank his share so making it to 86 was pretty impressive. Loved him on DS. RIP
  22. A List...For Power POP Fans...

    Although I personally prefer his second album Illiterature to World So Bright.
  23. A List...For Power POP Fans...

    I love Adam Schmitt's first 2 albums, although this isn't the track I'd pick from his first record. He's from Champaign and I'd seen him with a couple local bands in the mid-eighties, then he joined the Elvis Brothers for a couple years before getting his solo record deal. He's still in town as a record producer for indie label Parasol Records.
  24. RIP John Karlen

    Such a good character on a very cool show!!!
  25. The Peaces Hey Deanie

    Love it! Bernie
  26. We're Not Alone...

    The auction was a much better fundraiser. And I do have a lot of amazing things I can share with other fans. Maybe I'll do another. Just need time to pull it all together. Bernie
  27. RIP John Karlen

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