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Joe Nolan’s Paradise

Here is the premiere of the new video for my song “Paradise.” Conceived, directed and edited from public domain footage found at Archive.org, “Paradise” combines images of San Francisco in 1941 with shots from the city captured in 1968 during that era’s counter-cultural revolution. The video takes the song’s declarative chorus as a jumping-off point [...]

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The Other King of Pop Bites the Sucker

Richard Hamilton died this Thursday. If you didn’t know who Richard Hamilton was, trust me, you know who Richard Hamilton was. Here is an obit that argues that Hamilton was the most influential British artist of the 20th century. I immediately thought, “Well what about Bacon??!?”. The answer to that and more after the running [...]

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The Brown Album

Hola amigos, Although The Band is known for their American roots music, only drummer Levon Helm was born in the ‘States. Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko and Garth Hudson all hail from Canada. After meeting up as “The Hawks” – the backing band for Ronnie Hawkins – the band came to prominence supporting Bob [...]

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