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Revising History: Mike Watt On John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sun Ra, More

Posted in Features, Revising History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 10/08/2010 by kurtorzeck

Now this is quite the honor: Mike Watt, one of the most respected musicians ever to lurk in the underground, has anted up – all jazz-style – for the second installment in the Bad Penny’s brand-new series, Revising History. Continue reading

Cover Me: Mark Bacino’s Queens English

Posted in Cover Me, Features, Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/20/2010 by kurtorzeck

In the latest installment of “Cover Me,” power-pop prince Mark Bacino re-envisions his latest album, Queens English (DreamCrush/ Redeye), which dropped earlier this summer on Amazon and iTunes. In addition to granting the Bad Penny a downloadable MP3 (scroll to the bottom of the post), he wonders what the songs would sound like if they were performed by Steve Earle, Jeff Tweedy, even Archie & Edith Bunker – and seals it all with a Kiss. Continue reading

Memento: I Get Buttons

Posted in Features, Mementos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/01/2010 by kurtorzeck

An assortment of buttons I’ve received from publicists – or found or bought – over the years.

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