Posts Tagged ‘ legend ’

jack nicholson at home in 1969

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these photos resurfaced a year or so ago.  i remember seeing them on life.com or another blog.  i rediscovered them yesterday when i was looking for an old photo of jack to post on tumblr.  i’m a big jack nicholson fan.  i have been since tim burton’s batman.  it’s hard to argue that anyone in hollywood is as cool or will ever be as cool as jack.  photographer arthur schatz took these photos of jack right after easy rider came out which is the film that started his journey to becoming a hollywood legend.  i love these photos of him wearing his giant headphones.  i wonder what the hell he was listening to (probably the beatles backwards).  you can see all of arthur schatz’s photos on life.com.  here are a few of my favorites:

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required listening

last night while my wife was at some women’s wine tasting event, i got the guitar out for the first time in months.  i found myself moving through most of the bob marley tunes i can play from memory – “no woman, no cry”, “trenchtown rock”, “i shot the sheriff”, and a few others.  it got me thinking about the way bob marley is viewed in popular music.  to a music snob like myself when i hear someone listening to legend i think what a tool.  terrible attitude to have, but i can’t help it.  greatest hits people kill me.  i like to hear the song how it was intended to sound in the place the producer put it on the album. 

natty dread is my favorite marley album.  it has the studio version of “no woman, no cry” as well as “them belly full”, “lively up yourself”, “bend down low”, and “talkin’ blues.”  it’s a significant album in marley’s discography because it’s the first one he released under “bob marley & the wailers” as opposed to “the wailers.”  if all you have in your collection is legend, spend the time and money on natty, catch a fire, burnin’, and kaya – you don’t have to be a huge marley fan to understand the genius in those albums.