Tag Archives: The Stooges

Brendan Toller’s documentary “Danny Says” to be released September 30

A year or so ago, as you may recall, I interviewed filmmaker Brendan Toller about Danny Says, a documentary that he’d been working on concerning the life, adventures and cultural impact of Danny Fields, the man who, among other things, got the Stooges signed to Elektra in 1968, and later went on to become the […]

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Wagering beers with Ypsi’s new superintendent, fighting with my daughter, and talking about Blackbeard with a young radical …on episode 22 of The Saturday Six Pack

We tried something new this past episode of the Saturday Six Pack. We cranked the heat in the studio to 120-degrees, nailed the door shut, and watched as our guests slowly melted into their chairs… If you listen closely, you can hear it happening. What starts with tiny droplets of sweat falling gently onto our […]

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Danny Fields… the man who signed the Stooges, discovered the Ramones, and changed the world

Almost a year ago now, I received an email from a reader of this site by the name of Bob Nolan, who, knowing of my love for the Ramones and Stooges, suggested that I talk with a friend of his named Brendan Toller. Brendan, he told me, had been working on a film about Danny […]

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Iggy and the Stooges, or the MC5… Who were the real runaway sons of the nuclear A-bomb?

Iggy Pop had some nice words to share today about Michael Davis, the bass player for the MC5, who just passed away a few days ago. Here’s what Pop, who got his real start in the music business opening for the MC5 in Detroit, had to say: For me, Michael was the original cool guy. […]

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Consulting Nick Cave on this year’s Krampus costume

Last year, as we approached the big Krampus party, I posted the following on this site: Tonight, during my breaks in reading up on how to properly brine a turkey, I’m looking around the internet for inspiration to guide me as I set out to make my costume for the big Krampus event on December […]

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