Video: “She Blinded Me With Science” live by Thomas Dolby

Posted by The G on March 1, 2011 under G Videos | Comments are off for this article

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You can read about an incredible experience I had seeing 80s God Thomas Dolby performing his worldwide smash “She Blinded Me With Science” here.

You can see it below.

An Encounter with Thomas Dolby

Posted by The G on February 25, 2011 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

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Thomas Dolby and Geoffrey Dicker

Thomas Dolby and G

New York had an unexpected surprise today when 80s music god and electronic pioneer Thomas Dolby paid a visit to the Greene Space in Manhattan.  Thomas Dolby is getting ready to release his first album in almost 20 years entitled “A Map of the Floating Cities.”  He performed 2 new songs “17 Hills” and “Love is a Loaded Pistol” (a tribute to Billie Holiday) as well as his classic “She Blinded Me With Science.”  He spoke about his absence from music, which found him focusing on technology.  He created the polyphonic ringtones which are now found on pretty much every mobile phone!  Moments after his first performance in years, I met Thomas Dolby and he was very nice as you can see above.

Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby also mentioned that he’ll be releasing 3 EPs leading up to the full length album.  He mentioned that he was very happy not to have lawyers or musical representation because in this age, musicians can self-release albums and still be able to own their master recordings.  Dolby’s musical career masters are owned by EMI Records which was recently taken over by a bank! It was a pleasure to hear and meet someone that is so forward thinking in this era of “plug in and drop out” that we are currently living in.  Thanks again Thomas!!

Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby

A video of “She Blinded Me With Science” will be coming soon.� I also recorded “17 Hills” and “Love Is A Loaded Pistol” so please let me know if you’d like to see those in the future.

An Encounter with Elmore Leonard

Posted by The G on October 20, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Elmore Leonard and G

A rule of thumb I always live by is take your camera EVERYWHERE because you never know who or what you’ll encounter.  October 12, 2010 was no exception.  I was watching Mark Ronson and the Business Int’l being interviewed at the Greene Space in New York and I was chosen to be a contestant for a music trivia quiz.  As I walked over to the microphone, writer Elmore Leonard was doing a voice-over at the mic!  Wow!  So many of his novels have been made into movies such as “Get Shorty,” “3:10 to Yuma,” “Jackie Brown,” and “52 Pick Up,” just to name a few.  He was super nice when I met him and I am hoping the footage ends up on the net because it was definitely being recorded.  If so, I’ll let you know.  Thanks again Mr. Leonard!

P.S. will be in all purple text today to remember the lives of those teens who committed suicide due to being bullied because they are gay.  Please take a moment to infuse a little more tolerance in your life today and forever more.

An Encounter with singer Nellie McKay

Posted by The G on October 14, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Nellie McKay and G

On October 12, 2010 singer Nellie McKay performed at The Greene Space in New York for a live webcast that also featured Mark Ronson and the Business Int’l.  Nellie is so talented as her music ranges from jazz to rap to disco to funk!  She performed 3 tracks from her latest album “Home Sweet Mobile Home.”  Nellie talked about the fact that she designed the album cover and “mobile” refers not just to mobile homes, but also to Mobile, Alabama – a source of inspiration for the album.  She was really quirky and funny during her interview and she was extremely nice when I met her after the performance.  Thanks again Nellie!

Nellie McKay

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Mark Ronson and the Business Int’l at Greene Space

Posted by The G on October 13, 2010 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

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Mark Ronson

On October 12, 2010, I attended a very exclusive performance by Mark Ronson and the Business Int’l at New York’s Greene Space.  The show was recorded live for a webcast.  Mark Ronson was interviewed about his fantastic new album “Record Collection,” and he talked briefly about the irony of Simon LeBon of Duran Duran singing the lyrics “I only want to be in your record collection,” on the title track as Duran Duran were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s so the chances of his music being in your record collection are great!  Speaking of Duran Duran, I asked Mark Ronson after the performance about the new Duran Duran album and he said that it’s hopefully going to be out at the end of 2010 or early 2011!  I am so excited!!  The band performed “Bang Bang Bang” (with vocals by MNDR and Spank Rock),


“Hey Boy” (with vocals by Rose Elinor Dougall and Spank Rock),

Rose Elinor Dougall

and “The Bike Song” (with vocals by Alex Greenwald and Spank Rock).

Alex Greenwald and Spank Rock

After seeing the band several times in the last couple of days, I am already having withdrawls!  I love them all so much.  Speaking of Mark Ronson, watch the video for “Somebody To Love Me” (featuring vocals by Boy George and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow) here.

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