MAXABELSON'S SUPERGROOVY MUSIC VIDEO SPECTACULAR

awfully fine videos from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s & 00s


and the website for my journalism is right this way...


my email & twitter


ft. the beatles, aretha franklin, neil young, dr. dre, serge gainsbourg, duke ellington, the kinks, jimi hendrix, pavement, the clash, smog, the smiths, al green, the rolling stones, cat power, dusty springfield, yo la tengo, antony, wilco, elvis, talking heads, elliott smith, r.e.m., ray charles, otis redding, the monochrome set, randy newman, the cure, gillian welch, queen, stevie wonder & more


"mtv makes me want to smoke crack." -beck


see the archives & a random post


"i just happen to be here, and it's okay." -caetano veloso


"sing a simple song but keep the swing strong." -de la soul


"think straight, keep a clean plate." -joanna newsom


"keep a clean nose, watch the plain-clothes." -bob dylan


"keep your feet warm, but keep your clothes on." -harry nilsson


"it took me about three or four weeks to toilet train my cat, nightlife. most of the time is spent moving the box very gradually to the bathroom." -charles mingus


"think about something else. was art tatum talented?" -shoot the piano player


"she had a chihuahua named carlos that had some kind of skin disease and was totally blind." -tom waits


"he had a huge room with nothing in it except this huge vast hammond organ, right next door to the police." -david bowie


"he's got a mind like a sewer, and a heart like a fridge" -elvis costello


"you can't hold the hand of a rock 'n' roll man." -joni mitchell


"lou's jukebox spun for love and many other things, too – beauty, pain, history, courage, mystery" -laurie anderson


"hey there, hey now, well, you can make a pacemaker blink, easy thing, make a man's heart go bibbity boom. -john cale


"i’ve still got things inside me, sad things, happy things, that people don’t know about." -loretta lynn


"to try to maximize the relationship of listening to a record through promotion is like experiencing driving a car by reading about stimulus programs." -bonnie 'prince' billy


"after cheesecake with all of your friends and family, who's gonna front the bill? me... say you want to take first-class trips, well i want to work those first-class hips. yes i do." -r. kelly


"too much cheesecake too soon! old money's better than new" -roxy music


"my mother used to tell me about vibrations. to think that invisible feelings, invisible vibrations existed scared me to death." -brian wilson


"i could even find it in my heart to love mike love." -belle & sebastian


"i'm going to boogie my scruples away." -lowell george


"i'm a lunatic, and you are so super cool." - george jones


"i'm an idiot for you." -iggy pop


"i'm good and i'm bad and i'm happy and i'm sad and i'm lazy" -willie nelson


"i drive a rolls-royce, cause it's good for my voice." -t.rex


"i mean every letter in the words in the sentences of my quotes." -lil' wayne


"lyrics choochoo from my mouth like locomotion." - pato banton


"i'm dealing in rock and roll. i'm not a bonafide human being." -phil spector


"phil approached me with a bottle of kosher red wine in one hand and a .45 in the other, put his arm around my shoulder and shoved the revolver into my neck and said, 'leonard, i love you.' i said, 'i hope you do, phil.'" -leonard cohen


"they’d whisper at each other and look at phil and whisper at each other. finally this lady, tanked, comes over to phil and says, 'alright, sonny, what’s your problem?' and he said, 'premature ejaculation, what’s yours?'" -tom wolfe


"i bite my nails and if that fails i go get myself stoned, but when i do i think of you and head myself back home." -gram parsons


"i would say groucho marx, to name one thing, and willie mays, and the second movement of the jupiter symphony, and louis armstrong’s recording of potatohead blues, swedish movies, naturally. sentimental education by flaubert, marlon brando, frank sinatra, those incredible apples and pears by cézanne, the crabs at sam wo’s, tracy’s face." -woody allen


"where have you been all my life?" -emmylou harris, to my brother tommy


brian eno songs that will make good book titles for my 10-volume memoir, in order: here he comes, baby's on fire, golden hours, brutal ardour, taking tiger mountain, events in dense fog, through hollow lands, some of them are old, everything merges with the night, dead finks don’t talk


ry cooder albums that every man should own: into the purple valley, boomer's story, paradise and lunch


"really, we don't want people twiddling their goatees over our stuff." -radiohead


thelonious monk's middle name: sphere


#1 song on the white album (tie): long long long, happiness is a warm gun


"the only word is love." -john lennon


"i love songs about horses, railroads, land, judgment day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. and mother. and god." -johnny cash


"the moon is clear, the sky is bright, i'm happy as the horse's shite." -the pogues


"i hope that you all out there, young, old, tall, short, fat or thin, quick or slow, no matter what kind or color or shape or person you are, if you like to make music, why, go ahead.” -pete seeger


"chuck berry isn't merely the greatest of the rock and rollers, or rather, there's nothing mere about it. say rather that unless we can somehow recycle the concept of the great artist so that it supports chuck berry as well as it does marcel proust, we might as well trash it." -robert christgau


mashable says about us: "expect the unexpected with this awesome gem. groovy." and 33 1/3: "nice to have someone steer me in a worthwhile direction"


download albums, see album covers, photos, posters, quotes & 'staches


the olden days: 2008 j. f. m. a. m. j. j. a. s. o. n. d. 2009 j. f. m. a. m. j. j. a. s. o. n. d. 2010 j. f. m. a. m. j. j. a. s. o. n. d. 2011 j. f. m. a. m. j. j. a. s. o. n. d. 2012 j. f. m. a. m. j. j. a. s. o. n. d. 2013 j. f. m. a. m. j. j. a. s. o. n. d.


make a tumblr!

Creative Commons License
Some of my reporting on Wall Street’s money, power, triumphs, crimes, collapses, firings, feuds and steak dinners in Bloomberg & Businessweek:
June 2013: Fannie Mae’s ex-CEO Dan Mudd Is Awesome! Thanks for Asking
May: Jamie Dimon is the Only Man for the Job… And That’s the Problem
Mar: Wall Street’s $100 Million Man Makes Downton Abbey in Vermont
Jan: Secret Goldman Team Sidesteps Volcker After Blankfein Vow

Nov 2012: Banks’ Young Romney Boosters Lament as Fox Damps Soiree
Oct: No Joy on Wall Street as Biggest Banks Earn $63 Billion
Aug: S17: Occupy Wall Street’s First Birthday Tie-Up 
July: Bloodied Traders Pine for Bygone Risk, Sexiness, Fun, Intrigue
June: John Thain, Year’s Best Dad: Charities Shower Honors on Bankers 
May: Dimon Oversight Given to Billionaire Heir and AIG’s Museum Head
Apr: Wall Street Banks Track ‘Wolves’ Together Before May Day Protests
Feb: Bonus Withdrawal Means Trading Aspen for Discounted Chex (in Columbia Journalism Review’s Best Business Writing 2013!)

Dec 2011: Bankers Join Billionaires to Debunk ‘Imbecile’ Attack on 1%
Nov: Wall Street Unoccupied as 200,000 Cuts Bring Darkest Days
Nov: No Hint of MF Doom in Corzine’s Steak Dinner Speech 
Oct: 'A Time to Rig for Survival': Wall Street Sees No Exit
Sept: Kelleher vs. Taubman: The Morgan Stanley Fight
Feb: Whitney’s ‘Fifth-Derivative Dimensions’ Muni Apocalypse
Jan: Banker Secret Society, Kappa Beta Phi, Adds Class with Lehman Rite

Old work from The New York Observer is right this way.

Some of my reporting on Wall Street’s money, power, triumphs, crimes, collapses, firings, feuds and steak dinners in Bloomberg & Businessweek:

June 2013: Fannie Mae’s ex-CEO Dan Mudd Is Awesome! Thanks for Asking

May: Jamie Dimon is the Only Man for the Job… And That’s the Problem

Mar: Wall Street’s $100 Million Man Makes Downton Abbey in Vermont

Jan: Secret Goldman Team Sidesteps Volcker After Blankfein Vow

Nov 2012: Banks’ Young Romney Boosters Lament as Fox Damps Soiree

Oct: No Joy on Wall Street as Biggest Banks Earn $63 Billion

AugS17: Occupy Wall Street’s First Birthday Tie-Up 

July: Bloodied Traders Pine for Bygone Risk, Sexiness, Fun, Intrigue

June: John Thain, Year’s Best Dad: Charities Shower Honors on Bankers 

May: Dimon Oversight Given to Billionaire Heir and AIG’s Museum Head

AprWall Street Banks Track ‘Wolves’ Together Before May Day Protests

Feb: Bonus Withdrawal Means Trading Aspen for Discounted Chex (in Columbia Journalism Review’s Best Business Writing 2013!)

image

Dec 2011: Bankers Join Billionaires to Debunk ‘Imbecile’ Attack on 1%

Nov: Wall Street Unoccupied as 200,000 Cuts Bring Darkest Days

NovNo Hint of MF Doom in Corzine’s Steak Dinner Speech 

Oct: 'A Time to Rig for Survival': Wall Street Sees No Exit

Sept: Kelleher vs. Taubman: The Morgan Stanley Fight

FebWhitney’s ‘Fifth-Derivative Dimensions’ Muni Apocalypse

JanBanker Secret Society, Kappa Beta Phi, Adds Class with Lehman Rite

<br/><a href="http://oi42.tinypic.com/2ynkthf.jpg" target="_blank">View Raw Image</a>

Old work from The New York Observer is right this way.

Comments (View)