GSTV’s Mad Dog Blogger rounds up the latest in new books, albums and films
As the onset of Springtime wakens woodland creatures from their winter slumber and promises longer days and balmy evenings, the receding frost uncovers gems old and new in the forest and the Mad Dog pitter patters in wide-eyed wonder amongst the…….WHOA, sorry – been listening to too much Jethro Tull recently. Won’t happen again.
My television is bruised purple and my DVD player is still shaking like… Read More
GSTV’s Mad Dog Blogger reflects on the year in rock
Here we go – time to transition from days and days of sedentary excess into the month of ridiculously-imposed resolutions and promises to overhaul the debauched lifestyle into which we have sunk (and which we, quite frankly and honestly, prefer). I’ll let you into a secret – if you stop smoking, stop drinking and no longer self-medicate, you won’t live any longer – it will just feel like it.
That’s it for the forward looking part of the… Read More
GSTV’s continental correspondent sounds off on Belfast blues rockers The Answer and three other bands you need to hear
By the Mad Dog
The Mad Dog was in Paris recently to see Belfast blues rockers, The Answer, on the penultimate night of their European tour. Formed in 2000 and touted on their recording debut in 2005 as “the best new UK band since Led Zeppelin,” The Answer are the real deal sporting the purists’ line-up… Read More
Steven Stills has a new project and GSTV’s Mad Dog Blogger is feeling it
Thank goodness for Stephen Stills ! At 68 years young, my favorite individual from the timeless CSN (and Y) has formed “the blues band of his dreams” in The Rides.
A musician of Stills’ standing would always have the pick of the litter against any musical playground wall and on forthcoming album, Can’t Get Enough, Stills has recruited former Electric Flag keys-man Barry Goldberg and relative whipper-snapper,… Read More
GSTV’s Mad Dog Blogger reflects on one of rock’s lost cinematic treasures
I want to take you back to a time before Pontius was a pilot, when men were men and sheep were nervous. When a dose of the clap was a mere inconvenience and when putting on a great rock show was more about spontaneity and getting it out to the people rather than kowtowing to health and safety nerds and contract formalities.
This is a tribute to my favorite live album and concert movie
GSTV’s resident Brit takes on the formidable task of trying to sell Status Quo to Americans
By The Mad Dog
What if I could introduce you to a band which has had more hit singles than the Rolling Stones (single number 100 came out earlier this month), has sold more albums than the Beatles, is currently in their sixth decade of recording and touring, and is in the Read More
GSTV introduces “The Mad Dog Blog” and three new bands to watch in 2013
By “The Mad Dog”
You’re born, you rock, you die…….any questions ? Well, the first one that springs to mind who is this Mad Dog geezer imposing himself and his opinions on unsuspecting citizens of the blogosphere ? I’m just a music-loving Brit nut who, as the t-shirt says, “may be old but he got to see some of the best bands on earth’.
I like my rock classic with plenty of roll.… Read More