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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Smile! Lily's Back!

People seem to be strongly on one side of the fence or the other when it comes to Lily Allen. Me? I thinks she's wickedly funny, supremely talented, and I can't wait for her second album, It's Not Me, It's You to come out Feb. 10th.

Until then, enjoy this little fame fable, or perhaps, parody...."The Fear."

RIP Delaney

I was so sad wake up to the news yesterday that Delaney Bramlett passed away after complications from gall bladder surgery.

The Mississippi-born artist contributed mightily to blues rock, but his, and his first wife Bonnie's influence on George Harrison (he taught him slide guitar that later surfaced on "My Sweet Lord"), Leon Russell (he co-wrote "Superstar" with him) and especially Eric Clapton, whom he is credited with encouraging to sing, is probably his most profound legacy.

His laid back "Friends" sessions led to the modern-day concept of "unplugged" sets.

Delaney Bramlett was 69 years old.

Here's a clip from the 60's TV show "Shindig," which Delaney was a part of...