Wish I’d Seen Them

Wish I’d Seen Them

Some friends who saw the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” were talking about how much they wish they’d been able to go to a Queen concert at the height of the band’s popularity. That led to a discussion of which acts from the past we each would have...
A Girl Named Johnny Cash

A Girl Named Johnny Cash

In the 1970s, I was a fan of Martin Mull’s work, from his TV appearances (“Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” “Fernwood Tonight,” “Roseanne”) to his movie roles (“FM,” “Serial”) to his concert performances,...
Picture Of The Day: Roy Clark

Picture Of The Day: Roy Clark

If you’ve never heard of Roy Clark (who died yesterday at 85), or only know him from his 24 years hosting “Hee Haw,” watch this to see what a versatile guitarist he was. It’s a montage of clips from a 1975 episode of “The Odd...
The Concert I Walked Out Of

The Concert I Walked Out Of

Last month, I wrote about two occasions I can remember when I walked out of a movie because it was so bad. Yesterday, my friend David Craig and I were discussing concerts we’d seen, and I flashed back to one of those that I walked out of, too. In the 1990s, we...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Andy Greene of Rolling Stone fact-checked the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” and found several things it got wrong. Among them: The group never split up. The movie veers the furthest from reality in the build-up to their 1985 performance at Live Aid. There’s a...