Saturday, May 2, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

Steve Winwood's "facebook" page.

Little Sammy Davis, Jr. performs live!

A number of months ago Levon Helm's bluesman partner in crime Little Sammy Davis, Jr. suffered a stroke. After months of rehabilitation, he recently perform April 26, 2009 @ the Keltic House. We've seem him perform twice (also met him) & are elated to seem him performing again.

Remembering Spike Jones today...

Musician Spike Jones, who influenced a lyric in The Band tune Cripple Creek, passed away 44-yrs ago today.

Happy b'day to Johnny Colt!

The frmr Black Crowes bassist turns 43 today.

Pre-Order Neil Young's "Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972."

Album hits stores June 2nd, but you can pre-order now:

"Rolling Stone's" gallery of Bob Dylan's paintings.

"Rolling Stone's" gallery of Bob Dylan magazine covers.

Here's a link to the various Rolling Stone magazine covers of Bob Dylan:

Thursday, April 30, 2009

"Rockpedia" a trusted source.

"Real Rock News" ian informative online resource.

"Classic Rock Legends" blog a good source for artists' bios.

Bob Dylan meets the Beatles.

Cool article relative to Bob Dylan meeting the Beatles.

"Music Ramble" frequently provides classic rock artists' highlights.

Cool classic rock artists website.

Covering artists from the '50s, '60s & '70s.

"Felonious Funk" to appear @ High Falls Cafe (NY).

From a very nice & frequent reader of our blog (Rick S. of Suffern, NY (Rockland Cty)):

Hi Mike, never met you but you were at the same Ramble as my wife and I- Billy Bob Thornton/Boxmasters.

Enjoy your Blog, nice to look at and very informative.

Could you pump up one of Randy Ciarlante's bands, playing in Ulster County on Friday night, May 1st:


RANDY CIARLANTE- drums/vocals
MATT FINCK- guitar
DANNY LOUIS- keyboards/vocals
MACHAN- guitar/vocals
$5 cover charge

(Danny Louis, Government Mule, is playing a 30 year old Yamaha 61 key rig like Sly Stone used to play, except Danny is playing all the parts.)

Thank you very much, Rick!

Remembering Muddy Waters today...

Today marks the 26th anniversary of the passing of Muddy Waters @ the age of 68. Too soon gone.

Happy b'day to the late Johnny Horton!

The Rockabilly hall of famer & Grammy award winner would have turned 84 today. His life was cut short in '60 thanks to an oncoming drunk driver while Johnny Horton was driving from a gig @ the Skyline Club in Austin, TX.

Happy b'day to the late Gary Davis!

The Rev. Gary Davis, who passed away in '72, would have turned 103 today. Great blues / folk artist who influenced artists, such as Jerry Garcia & Ry Cooder.

Happy b'day Willie Nelson!

Willie Nelson turns 76 today. He'll be joining Bob Dylan for some live dates this summer. Currently, he's touring w/ Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters.

"Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone" "facebook" page.

"Bob Dylan Fan" "facebook" page.

The Allman Bros. Band "facebook" page.

Happy National Arbor Day!

Plant a tree.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bob Dylan graces the cover of the next "Rolling Stone" issue.

Happy b'day to the multi-talented Klaus Voormann!

Klaus Voormann turns 70 today. He is known as a Grammy-winning multi-talented artist. He penned the cover art to the Beatles Revolver album & played bass for Manfred Mann.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Levon Helm's new tune "White Dove" on album.

The tune will also be on Levon Helm's upcoming Electric Dirt album set for release June '09.

Hotel Chelsea "facebook" page.

Famous Bob Dylan & The Band hangout.

Jim Weider & his band "Project Percolator" release new album "Pulse."

Our "Plochmann Lane" blog is now on "Twitter."

In keeping up w/ the virtual times, our Plochmann Lane blog is no available on Twitter. Our readers can hit a quick link to our Twitter page under our right-hand link section by the name of Where Else You Can Find Plochmann Lane:

Muddy Waters "facebook" page.

Bob Dylan "facebook" page.

Bob Dylan's new album releases in stores today!

Monday, April 27, 2009

"The Band's" "Brown" album recording site recently updated & still for sale.

Gillian Caine of Caine Investments is representing 8850 Evanview in CA. It is the former home of Judy Garland & Sammy Davis, Jr., but also the recording site for The Band, along w/ John Simon, for The Band's self-titled Brown album. The house has been restored in a more eco-friendly manner & is for sale @ $4.9+ million.

Ronnie "The Hawk" Hawkins "facebook" page.

Happy b'day to the late Pete Ham!

The Badfinger guitarist would have turned 67 today. He sadly left us in '75.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

"Visions of Dylan" blog provides well-rounded reviews on new Bob Dylan book about his songwriting.

So many authors describe can claim to be Dylanologists. It is all too often that writers read way too deep into Bob Dylan's songwriting (it goes for many other artists as well). It appears the well respected Dylanologist author Clinton Heylin may be on that same traditionally exhaustive path.
We feel that although Dylan was an amazing songwriter, he should not be over analyzed. As Dylan author Bob Spitz wrote in his book Dylan, Dylan often wrote about his love affairs & signs of the times on crude items such as napkins &/or whipped out the tunes in the studio during recording. He frequently struggled w/ completing his tunes & changes the lyrics & endings when he revisits them live.
Our friend May Wogan of Ireland operates a wonderful blog called Visions of Dylan & she recently posted about this new Heylin book called Revolution in the Air, The Songs of Bob Dylan 1957-1973. Mary provides her readers four separate book reviews:

Levon Helm's "Dirt Farmer Myspace" page uploads new tune.

Helmland delivers a snippet from the last track on Levon Helm's new album Electric Dirt called I Wish I Knew How it Would To Be Free.

"The Last Waltz" "facebook" page.