The Wonderful Nook

LESETZ SETS A FIREEnfant horrible Bob Lefsetz set off a firestorm as he final week principally buried The Beatles “Now And Then.” Smashing, then trashing it.

As I mentioned final week, I teared up a bit listening to it for the primary time, however in the end discovered it fairly overproduced – I imply, did we actually want strings?
Lefsetz’s subsequent column have been the responses and so they ran the gamut from many agreeing with him and others calling for a public hanging. One poster type of had it proper and mentioned that why they have been demos – unfinished works.

Peter Jackson

The Peter Jackson video is fairly wonderful too; bordering a tad on the creepy aspect should you ask me.

I believe a much more subtle take can be to search out out who the tune is about. Me? I believe it’s a name out from John to Paul.As go to press; I suppose I might need been right about extra Beatles music:


SHORT TAKES — In some way we neglected the good band Chicago as a part of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Skinny Boy Robert Lamm and his compatriots might be sensational …

Micky Dolenz in Athens, DA (courtesy GPB)

Reams of media adopted Micky Dolenz’s look at Athens, Georgia Wuxtry Data final week. Thursday night time was a personal dinner at R.E.M.’s supervisor Bertis Downs’ house the place 3 of the 4 R.E.M. members confirmed. An insider advised me that Michael Stipe was in Europe, however flew again when the dinner was set. Mutual respect from all is what I heard and deservedly so. Friday: Dolenz was to reach within the yellow GTO pictured on the entrance of the EP sleeve, however someway they keys have been misplaced. Dolenz advised the story when he accepted his key to town from Mayor Kelly Girtz, saying “It was an actual Spinal Faucet-moment.” Additionally available have been Henry Diltz; Gary Strobl; Glenn Gretlund; Jodi Ritzen; Kristi Wooten; three of the 4 members of R.E.M. and Lee Valentine Smith from the Atlanta Structure. Congrats all … Terrific article on the demise of the energy lunch in Graydon Carter’s Airmail by creator Tracey Jackson. She says that in NYC’s heyday, it was the Russian Tea Room (Warner LeRoy) or La Grenouille. Half-way by means of the article, she says that these lunches have been so essential, she usually puzzled how they ever obtained any work finished; however the humorous factor is that these lunches have been part-fun, part-work. I’ll always remember the man I labored for again then telling me after I did a  “energy lunch,” at all times make a psychological checklist of 10 issues to debate. Good recommendation as I nonetheless do it right this moment. For me it was Fontana Di Trevi, satirically instantly throughout the road from LeRoy’s camp on West 57th avenue. This was only a fabulous Italian spot (with the pleasant supervisor Roberto Mei) the place they made the caesar salad at your desk and their meals staggeringly good. Billy Joel was a frequent visitor and one in every of his songs (“Scenes From An Italian Wedding ceremony”) was supposedly written with the spot thoughts. Learn it right here: https://airmail.information/points/2023-11-4/failure-to-lunch …  And, after some 116 days, the AMPTP has delivered it’s final, finest and remaining supply to SAG/AFTRA. Sturdy phrases certainly, however factor nonetheless look bleak. The studios at the moment are speaking ’10’ unique exhibits from their scripted dramas, like NCIS; Regulation & Order; and FBI. Main injury has been finished for positive … however, if this supply ain’t proper, ought to they take it? I do know if I used to be out of labor since July, I simply may take the brand new deal. Robust name throughout … HAPPY BDAY Evan Levy!

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Originally posted 2023-11-06 05:04:29.