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Video: John Prine “Dear Abby”


Today marks the passing of legendary advice columnist Pauline Phillips, better known by her pen name Dear Abby. Phillips, 94, lost a long, ardous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Upon hearing the news of Phillips’s death, I immediately thought of the comical homage from all-time-great singer-songwriter John Prine. Below, you will find a video of Prine performing the song on the BBC2 television series The Old Grey Whistle Test. An even better live version of the track is included in The John Prine Anthology: Great Days. On the album, cackling laughs rumble through the audience as Prine’s verses grow increasingly ridiculous.

Written by Rob Peoni


Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (trailer)


Memphis four-piece Big Star belongs in the pantheon of 1970s rock gods. A new documentary featuring never-before-seen footage and photos of the band, in-depth interviews and a musical tribute by the bands they inspired is slated for release later this year. Drew DeNicola and Oliva Mori directed Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me. DeNicola is no stranger to the rock doc. He is the brains behind the ongoing documentary project Natural Soul Brother: The Original Black Radio DJs. DeNicola is also the editor behind VICE’s video arm,

BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME traces the origins and history of the legendary band from the late sixties with lead singer Alex Chilton sky-rocketing to stardom at the age of sixteen with The Box Tops and their #1 hit, “The Letter” to the serendipitous meeting of Chilton and local Memphis singer-songwriter-guitarist, Chris Bell; through the tumultuous recording of the group’s three landmark albums, #1 Record, Radio City and Third/Sister Lovers (Ardent Records); culminating with their implosion due to failed record sales, personal breakdowns and the tragic death of Chris Bell in 1978.



Written by Rob Peoni


Album Preview: Adam Green & Binki Shapiro


I’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of Adam Green and Binki Shapiro‘s self-titled debut. The album’s first two singles “Here I Am” and “Collage” have served to thoroughly whet my appetite. The album became available for pre-order today via Rounder Records. Deluxe editions include a hand-numbered, limited edition (1/200) print designed by the artists and a matching t-shirt. Watch a short video that features Shapiro & Green waxing poetic about their creative process below. The album drops on January 29.

Written by Rob Peoni