Sunday, August 16, 2015

David Gilmour: Pink Floyd are over

Left to right: Roger Waters, Nick Mason, David Gilmour, Richard Wright.
"I'm done with it. I've had 48 years in Pink Floyd..."
Long time Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour tells Classic Rock Magazine that there will be no more Pink Floyd. NME publishes the story too.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Zappa/Mothers footage from Newport 1969

This short but very nice film footage from Newport Jazz Festival 1969 has emerged on YouTube recently.
It includes snippets from A Pound For A Brown On The Bus and Sleeping In A Jar as well as other material.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Filmmaker and illustrator Jane Aaron dies at 67

She did animations on the Sesame Street television series, illustrated children's books and made short films.
Radio Dupree came across her name when she collaborated with Donald Fagen, and we'll just quote our own post from April 2010:

Back in the second half of the 1980's Donald Fagen wrote the music to three short films directed by Jane Aaron; Traveling Light, Set In Motion and This Time Around. The connection being that Jane's brother Peter had been at Bard College at the same time as Donald and Walter Becker.

Two of the three videos can be enjoyed on the internet. More on Jane in this Animation World Network article.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Radio Dupree Top 15 - August 2015

1. Pink Floyd - Childhood's End
Obscured by Clouds

2. David Clayton-Thomas - Call It Stormy Monday
David Clayton-Thomas!

3. The Beatles - I am the Walrus
1967-1970 (Blue)

4. Jesus Christ Superstar - Damned For All Time/Blood Money
Jesus Christ Superstar - Musical (OST)

5. R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe

6. Yes - Long Distance Runaround

7. Frank Zappa - Would You Go All The Way?
Chunga's Revenge

8. Pink Floyd - Have a Cigar
Wish You Were Here

9. Donald Fagen - Weather In My Head
Sunken Condos

10. Electric Light Orchestra - Tightrope
A New World Record

11. Jeff Simmons - Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up - Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
12. The Allman Brothers Band - Trouble No More - The Fillmore Concerts
13. Jimi Hendrix - 3 Little Bears - War Heroes
14. Walter Becker - Darkling Down - Circus Money
15. Fleetwood Mac - Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac [Remastered]
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Elton John's Rocket Hour on Beats 1 now streaming on demand

Apple Music has decided to make Elton John's weekly show on Beats 1 Radio available on demand. You can listen whenever you like.

Click this link to hear the most recent episode:

Saturday, August 01, 2015

McCartney's Tug of War and Pipes of Peace re-issued

Paul McCartney's early 1980's albums Tug of War and Pipes of Peace "will receive lavish multiple configuration reissue treatment including exclusive 2015 remixes". The re-issue will also include "a treasure trove of previously unreleased tracks and never before seen video, and much more", as the press release puts it.