Author Archives: Alan Cross

Archeologist Says: Sex Pistols Graffiti Should Be Preserved As History

November 22nd, 2011 | by Alan Cross

When they were around, the Sex Pistols weren't a good rental risk.  I doubt if they ever got any security deposit back.  But now some of the stuff they scribbled on the walls is being considered archeological treasures. From The Telegraph:

Dr John Schofield, of the Department of Archaeology at the University of York, said they are worthy of being preserved as heritage pieces and should be preserved despite being offensive and rude.

The markings discovered on the walls of the flat the group rented in London in the mid-1970s lend themselves to archaeological investigation as much as drawings made by early humans in the caves of Lascaux in southern France, he insists.

I Like This: The Aliens

November 22nd, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Another tip from undercover music operative, The Lonely Vagabond.  Strange psychy stuff that just makes me feel good.  You need

More Music from the Inbox

November 22nd, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Over the last month, I think I've slept in my own bed for seven nights.  Tonight I'm in Arizona getting ready to deliver a keynote speech at a conference of--wait for it--financial analysts.  That's why I continue to enlist the help of Juliette Jagger when it comes to sorting through all the music people send me for evaluation.

Keep the stuff coming.  I listen to it all.  Just keep in mind that not all of it makes it through the filters.  And that's the point, right?

Rock Star Restaurants

November 22nd, 2011 | by Alan Cross

So you’ve made a little money in the music game.  Where are you going to invest it?  A number of people have decided to get into the restaurant business.  

Chris Cornell—who was a line chef in Seattle before Soundgarden took off—has a high-end place in Paris near the George V Hotel called Black Calavados.  Andrew Fletcher of Depeche Mode once had an Italian place not too far from Abbey Road Studios.

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