February 23rd, 2009 by HiBob
Monday Music offers a random Robert track for your listening fulfillment.
Today’s track is live from Seattle, September 25, 2005. Skip’s Song is one of my favorites from “Dreamland”. This is the only live version I’ve heard so far and Robert and Strange Sensation give it a suitably sixties hippy vibe here. It’s a cover of a Moby Grape tune.
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Skip’s Song Skip’s Song
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February 7th, 2009 by HiBob
Jerry Miller has had a long and varied career in the music business. We are probably most familiar with him as a member of Moby Grape, a band whose songs Robert has sung live for years. Miller also performed with the Bobby Fuller Four, who had a huge hit with “I Fought the Law” in 1965. In 2003, Miller was #68 on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
Currently, Miller is living in a hotel after losing all his possessions on January 8, 2008. His home in Pacific, WA was flooded when too much water was released from an upstream dam. Miller had time to save only Beulah (his guitar), an amp and his dog. Along with all his personal items, Miller lost 40 years of music memorabilia that was priceless–including recordings of shows, and photos of Miller with musicians from Hendrix to Robert Plant.
Miller must now replace his belongings as well as find a place to live. He must basically start over. If you would like to help Jerry Miller, there is a flood fund set up so that you can do just that. Donations are handled trough PayPal. You can read more about the flooding and how to donate at Jerry’s website. Give him a hand if you can.
Help Jerry Miller
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November 17th, 2008 by HiBob
Monday Music presents a random Robert track for your listening glee.
I thought I’d start this Monday off with a gentle little number: Little Hands. This track really deserves more attention that it gets. Recorded in 1999 it’s an example of how Robert can be understated yet compelling in his singing.
This song is from More Oar: A Tribute to Alexander Skip Spence. A variety of artists, including Beck, Tom Waits and Robyn Hitchcock came together to record a tribute album for Skip Spence (Moby Grape). Spence died just a few days after the album was finished. The songs on it are more obscure Spence compositions.
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