Tuesday, August 25, 2009

29 - stoned hbo

i am just so pleased to share this one with you. it's something i've been working on all my life, and most recently with lou adler, my pal. lou brought you (amongst others) johnny rivers, carole king, spirit, the mamas & papas, jan & dean, cheech & chong, "the rocky horror show" and the monterey pop festival.

no, mick will not be playing me, though i might ask him to play my mum .....

"HBO rolling with 'Stoned'
Network options rights to Oldham biography

HBO is developing a comedy loosely inspired by the memoirs of former Rolling Stones producer and manager Andrew Loog Oldham.

The pay cabler has optioned the rights to two volumes of Oldham's biography, "Stoned" and "2Stoned."

Feature scribe Wesley Strick is penning the script. Oldham and Lou Adler, another music impresario, will exec produce along with Strick.

Project is described as a fictional account of a young man living the high life with artists and hipsters in London's vibrant Soho scene in the early 1960s.

Oldham worked as a pop music press agent in London before he befriended the up-and-coming Stones in 1963. He produced the band's early recordings, including signature hits "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," "Get Off of My Cloud" and "Ruby Tuesday," and he served as the group's co-manager until 1967.

In 1965, Oldham founded the indie record label Immediate, which was home to early recordings of the Small Faces, Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac and Humble Pie.

Strick's credits include the upcoming reboot of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise for New Line Cinema."


Monday, August 3, 2009

28 - buffy saint-marie and malcolm mclaren


i just love buffy sainte-marie, i hope you do. from the UK Financial Times .....




i could never resist malcolm mclaren (sex pistols, bow wow wow, new york dolls and himself) probably because I have never met him.

marianne faithfull sent me a message about malcolm a few years ago saying "it's all right, andrew, he's one of us."

i am not exactly sure about that, however i did enjoy his latest ramblings. if you are in edinburgh in august do say hallo for me if you see him.