Monday, December 20, 2010

76 - Tweet Song of the Week: The Drifters - I Don't Want to Go On Without You


This weekend i will be doing a tribute to Bert Berns on my radio show. I thought it would be good to share one of the songs that I discovered on the new compilation "Sloopy Music 2 Presents the Songs of Bert Berns" as my Tweet Song of the Week.

This song is The Drifters doing "I Don't Want To Go On Without You" written by Bert Berns and Jerry Wexler in 1964.

One of the better Stereo Mixes that I've heard from the time.

Drifters-I Don't Want To Go On Without You by industryofhumanhappiness

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

74 - Tweet Song of the Week: Wild Horses


Tweet Song of the Week is the Rolling Stones doing Wild Horses. This was recorded during a soundcheck at the Tokyo Dome on March 22, 2006 on the Smaller Bang Tour.

RS-Wild Horses(Tokyo SoundCheck) by industryofhumanhappiness

Here's a version of the same song recorded for "Stripped", their 1995 unplugged album.

Monday, November 29, 2010

73-Tweet Song of the Week: Too Many Cooks


The Tweet song of the week for this week is "Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup)" by Mick Jagger. This version was produced by John Lennon and first came to me when May Pang shared with us in 2007.

The backing musicians were the Hollywood Vampires, which was a rotating cast of people hanging out in LA. This song features Danny Kortchmar and Jimmy Ed Davis on guitar, Al Kooper on keyboards, Jack Bruce on bass, Jim Keltner on drums, and backing vocals by "original Hollywood Vampire,” Harry Nilsson.

Too Many Cooks by industryofhumanhappiness

Monday, November 22, 2010

72-tweet song of the week and inducting al kooper


Tweet Song of the Week: Beware Of Darkness from the demos George Harrison cut for Phil Spector for "All Things Must Pass". This year its the 40th anniversary of "All Things Must Pass" so we figured we'd feature George this week.

Beware Of Darkness by industryofhumanhappiness

On November 16th Al Kooper was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. I had the honor of inducting Al from a jungle away. Here's my induction video:

Monday, November 15, 2010

71 - Tweet Song of the Week

the andrew oldham orchestra featuring gary lucas - the rolling stones songbook volume 2 - " you can't get no (satisfaction)"


Andrew Oldham Orchestra-(You Can't Get No) Satisfaction by industryofhumanhappiness

Friday, October 29, 2010

69 - Tweet song of the week

Tweet song of the week: The Beach Boys during a 1967 rehearsal doing their version of The Box Tops' "The Letter"

05 The Letter by industryofhumanhappiness

and here's the original version by the boxtops

and to get you guys in the halloween spirit, here's brian wilson doing "the monster mash"

Friday, October 1, 2010

68-tony curtis and arthur penn

i’m sure you now know but tony curtis and arthur penn have passed…


here’s some audio of me giving my thoughts on tony curtis…

Tony Curtis by industryofhumanhappiness

tony curtis ... thankyou

here’s a link to see more pictures of tony curtis
click here

one of the last interviews with one of the last stars standing, tony curtis
click here

arthur penn, the director of " bonnie & clyde " and " little big man " has passed. a joyous career

click here for paris match article on arthur penn

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

67- terry o'neill, jerry hall, tom jones, and tragedy in france


rod and my first real crush, audrey hepburn plus a lot of great terry o'neill snaps.


click here for more pics.



the odd puff with robert fraser , or keith, for sure, but a habit ? for nuns perhaps...

click here for article.


tom jones’ luscious locks….from his arse or his armpits ?


click here for more about.


tragedy de rock en francais

click here for the paris match article

Monday, September 27, 2010

66 - song of the week


Dion - King of the New York Streets

great lyric, great dion, feel the city in his shoulders and verve

King of the NY Streets by industryofhumanhappiness

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

65-odds and ends

what a groupie.....


click here for article

and keith's wife patti got a clean bill of health after bladder cancer...



simon; love the martha reeves piece, she gave us satisfaction and meat on the bone...

click here for simon harper from clash magazine's interview with martha...


the feisty godfather of punk - doing it until the end. mom and son are $OK so why not give it to his lady.


click here for the article in the daily mail.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

63-august recap

i have been meaning to post a bunch of stuff i wanted to share from august.

i have been doing a song of the week on my twitter account (which you can see to the right.

most recently we featured french old guard rocker eddy mitchell with a slightly otis take on dylan...


the masters do the master



adios to a great british radio man, bernie andrews

click here


Also I had a bit on me on can hear it below:


Last but not least...there were a couple pieces on me in the press:

Washington Post - click here

Globe and Mail - click here

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

62 - mel senior


we disagree with mel snr about the holocaust but agree on the pope who is after all, still hiding cardinal lowe of boston in the Vatican...

click here for daily mail article


also a new feature, but you can now see my twitter feed on the right. you can see my twitter feed by going click here

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

61-born to be wild

here's the article i will be discussing on my upcoming weekend show. my show airs on sirius xm saturday 4 pm-8 ET, and sunday from noon-4pm ET.

this article is by David Flusfeder and is on the new statesman.

here's the picture i will be speaking about:


click here to read

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

59-nico, sting's symphonicities, joan jett picture book of the big boys


click here for tickets



still intereSTING after all these years...

click here for an interview with sting from the telegraph about "symphonicities".



booktime, remember them? our joan by todd oldham (no relo of yours truly). a todd on his own...

click here for a write up from the telegraph.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

58-mick gone fifa

whatever happened to lady jane ?


i guess mick still has to have a bill in his life.......


click here for more mick and bill pictures

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

57-die at the right time and music museum of new england


many of you have asked for the data on the book we have been reading from on recent shows. it's a must have. best, o

buy "die at the right time" here


i've also been featured in the music museum of new england. you can check that out here

Thursday, June 3, 2010

54-dennis hopper remembered



check out the paris match write up on dennis here

born to be wild


apocalypse now

true romance

blue velvet



dennis get's his star


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

53 - flight 505

i have been on the road quite a while hence an absence of contact with you folks. started off at the beatles fest in secaucus, NJ with chris montez,billy j. kramer, denny laine, the hudson brothers, martin lewis and denny seiwill and ended up in a conversation in glasgow, scotland with john cavanagh. plz enjoy some of the footage whilst i re-adjust to the altitude here in bogota. best, o

Monday, March 8, 2010

52 - win tickets to come to beatle fest in NJ


as i previously mentioned, i'll be speaking at beatle fest in secaucus, nj - march 26th-28th.

if you happen to be in the greater new york area and are interested in attending, sirius xm is doing a giveaway this week, giving away a few pairs of tickets for the festival on saturday, march 27th.

-send an email to:;
-include "The Fest" in the subject line of your message or it will not be considered;
-include your full name, valid email and cell phone number.

click here to read the official rules.

contest ends march 12th at 5 pm so get your e-mails in today.

click here to read more about the beatle fest.

hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

51 - mick and may

two of our recent subjects of my irregular weekend feature "conversations with..." are may pang and mick rock.

here is an accurate piece on the world of john lennon & may pang and a redaction of my conversations with mick rock, the latter in response to all those of you who e'd me asking for some clarification as to what on earth we were talking about.


here's a link to an interview with may: click here


and here's a link to mick: click here

enjoy the both and the day. best, o

Saturday, March 6, 2010

50 - i got you babe

we have been blogless for about a month. busy times.

my birthday on january 29th put me finally on route 66.

on february 14th my wife esther and i celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary. finally a long play record! we zoomed off for ten days in paris.


the above photo was taken by my eldest son sean, who lives in london and flew over to paris to assist in our celebration.



this month i'll be guesting at the beatles fest in NJ. the festival takes place march 26th-28th in east rutherford.

click here for more info. hope to see some of you there.


these past couple of weeks we have had to say adios to a couple of pals.

doug feiger, who wrote "my sharona" and founded the knack passed from cancer after a long, long fight.

i reunited with doug some eight years ago when i visited LA and attended the same "friend's of bill" meetings.

he will be missed, his music, courage and way with the world. he was a great example to his fans, friends and family.

john zambetti informed me today that another pal, eric greenberg , passed yesterday in LA. for the past ten years whenever i have visited malibu in california i have always taken the time to stop and chat with eric whilst he worked at radio shack in the colony. sir anthony hopkins used to do the same, so did rod steiger whilst he was alive.

eric had a lot of fans in our business. he was a bright spark, always enthused about a broad range of music and entertainment. his love of the arts and crafts was a tonic to all those who knew him and were sensible enough to drop in for a catch-up.

eric will be missed but his joy remains with us.

take care of each other, be careful of the careless word, be sure to have gratitude and masticate. best, o

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

48- spliffing with mariah

enjoy, o.


i never got to make a christmas album like uncle phil , but i did get to make an unreleased christmas single in 1966. of, course recording it at the end of november did not help. happy christmas, o

46-kennedy center honors

a musical night from washington via bob lefsetz. enjoy, o

Start with Jon Stewart's introduction. It's worth it:

Then go the following clip, which starts off with Eddie Vedder's performance and goes into Sting at the 2:20 mark.

These clips are data-intensive. Which means they can take a very long time to load. But the benefit is they're of an extremely high quality. If you've got a good connection, click on the HD button and then the icon right next to it to blow the image up full screen.