"New Yorker Bob Egan has one cool job title. The self-styled ‘pop culture detective’ spends his time tracking down the exact spots famous pop culture events took place. Once sure he’s got the right location an album cover was taken, or a famous film or television show was filmed, he documents, photographs and maps it on his website Pop Spots, superimposing the original vinyl cover on to the location as it looks today. It’s a treasure trove for the music nut and the ultimate travel guide for pop pilgrims. Never walk down Sullivan Street, Greenwich Village without Neil Young’s ‘After The Gold Rush’ on your iPod again." Link via Rock 'n' Roll Snob
I've been a huge fan of Bedazzled for years -thanks for being an early pioneer of posting awesome old videos that gave me so many hours of enjoyment!
I made an award winning documentary about the incredibly strange saga of Rhino Records called "Rhino Resurrected" that is full of the music ephemera and weirdness that we all love. Yesterday I began a Kickstarter campaign to raise the final licensing funds for it's release and I need help spreading the word! Link. Anything you could do to FB/Tweet/Blog it out would be appreciate tenfold! The site and video explain it best, hope you enjoy:
"Jimi Hendrix sent the following letter to Reprise Records in September of 1968. It was essentially a set of fairly strict instructions with regard to the sleeve design of his forthcoming record, Electric Ladyland: a photo of the band surrounded by kids in Central Park, taken by Linda McCartney, was to feature on the front cover; various other black and white shots, by Eddie Kramer, were also to grace the packaging; as was a poem entitled "Letter to the room full of mirrors,".
"The album was released the next month, with a sleeve that bore no resemblance to the design in his letter. Worse still, Reprise chose to use a highly controversial photo for the UK release. via www.lettersofnote.com