Picked up a used copy of Third Eye Blind’s first album and thought that back cover looked a little familiar….
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Dave Grohl is the Fonzie of rock n’ roll. I mean, he has to work hard to do wrong, and unlike the Fonz, he’s never jumped the shark. Instead, he’s always coming up with something new and different—case in point is his new 23-minute instrumental, Play. Released as part of a multimedia thingy he’s doing that theoretically has to do with music education (whatever), it’s a cool side project. He recorded all 7 instruments on the 23-minute track in single takes. If he screwed up, he went back and did it again from the top. To get people to buy a single song, even one that’s an entire album side, is a bit of trick though, so they pulled out all the stops on the vinyl package. Expect this to win a Grammy for packaging in a few months. The cover opens in front with two winged sides; inside, there’s diagrams of the recording set up inside the studio. Dig further into the cover and there’s a mic input list, and the record itself. Since it’s one-sided, the other side features an etching of the diagram. Nice! And gee, the rock n’ roll is pretty awesome, too.
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Today’s the debut of the 13th Doctor on Doctor Who and we got to see her at NY Comic Con, but I got to meet some other Doctors this weekend—David Tennant (the 10th) and Matt Smith (11th), who both signed my hysterical mid-1980s UK disco remix of the theme. Tennant had fun playing with it, waving it around so he could see the hologram of baddies in the center, while Smith advised me that I should frame it (you don’t say). So at this point, I have Doctors 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 on there. There’s only three living Doctors left, but 9 doesn’t really associate himself with the role, 13 only started today and 4—the illustrious Tom Baker—doesn’t do public appearances anymore, so I think this is about as full as it’s gonna get for a while, possibly ever. That’s fine, because I’m almost out of room on the cover!
So today I met Greg Hildebrandt at NYCC—he and his brother Tim painted the original poster for Star Wars in 1977 with a deadline of 36 hours! This was the result; they brought it in to the agency that had hired them and were told to add the droids, so they did it in 90 minutes, right there in the office. I brought my Record Store Day 10” of the main theme with the painting on its cover and he kindly signed it—despite the fact that Disney Records took his signature off the painting! Also I learned the secret of the painting—Leia only has 3 fingers and nobody noticed until this year!
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