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A Binky Book Review: 'Pretend You're in a War -- The Who and The Sixties' by Mark Blake

Binky Philips | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

That title comes from an early Pete Townshend interview. It was his answer to the question, How do you prepare yourself to go on stage with The Who?

July 8, 1967: The Who's First Concert in New York City

Binky Philips | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The Who's music/act was almost a weapon. They took the stage with something akin to an invasion/occupation. It was theirs now until they didn't want it anymore.

The Who's 10th Anniversary, 40 Years Later

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The Who issue wasn't just a turning point for Record World. It was a turning point for me.

Play On! Power Pop Heroes by Ken Sharp... The Greatest Collection of Rock Interviews of All Time? Could Be!

Binky Philips | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

From the very beginning of my life's obsession with rock music and the people that make it, I have found the interview the most fun to read. It's almost always the most informative format, too.

44th Anniversary: That Guy In The Who Throws Me His Guitar (Again)

Binky Philips | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

If you have only been skimming me for the last few months, you'll enjoy this immensely, Ifn I says so my own selves.

May, 1969: My Parents Accost The Who's Pete Townshend in the Lobby of the Fillmore East

Binky Philips | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Not sure if I believed my ears, I wheeled around... Oh, my God, was this really happening?! Right out of a dream, Pete Townshend, guitarist of The Who, dressed in a pale sky-blue suit, was, indeed, standing in the Fillmore East's lobby... talking... to... my... parents!

Spring, 1973: Me 'n Jake Get Status Quo Ripped on New York Reefer

Binky Philips | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

In the next 90 seconds, we were all walking down the tiny staircase, me 'n Jake leading the way, with the band behind us yelling, and the next thing Jake and I knew, we were on stage.

April 1971: I Write Pete Townshend a 32-page Letter, He Sends Me an Incredible Gift (EXCERPT)

Binky Philips | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I have been working on a book about my love affair and actual interactive relationship with The Who for at least three years, on and off. I had an ent...

Interview: Kenney Jones, Drummer of Small Faces, Faces With Rod Stewart and The Who, Looks Back (and Forward)

Binky Philips | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

These two men are undiluted heroes to me, members of one of rock's greatest bands of all time, Small Faces.

Beautiful Dreamer: Discussing Facts and Fantasy With Author Peter S. Beagle

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 03.17.2014 | Books
Gregory Weinkauf

Engaging fantasy author Peter S. Beagle in conversation is a remarkably lively experience, and fan, friend and/or interviewer should prepare to be surprised. I'm all set for unicorns and werewolves when Mr. Beagle suddenly launches into political observations.

Opportunities Abound at the American Film Market

Michael Rose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

The good news from mostly upbeat panelists was that money is loosening up and the trauma of the global economic collapse seems to be over.

All Mod Cons!

Dusty Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dusty Wright

Author Tony Fletcher's excellent new memoir draws from that well in this charming page-turner about his experience in London from 1972 through 1980. So charming is his narrative that I forgot I was reading about his life during his most formative teenage years.

June 7th, 1970: Pete Townshend Throws Me His Guitar - The Cliff Notes Version

Binky Philips | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Utterly obsessed fan that I was, I'd decided to sleep out for a full two nights under the marquee of the Fillmore East on 2nd Avenue and East 6th St. to buy tickets for The Who's Final Performance of "Tommy."

What's Really Behind All Those Village Voice Layoffs

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.19.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

When I heard about Friday's layoffs at the legendary, historic, iconic alt weekly The Village Voice, I Googled "Village Voice + layoffs." It took hour...

Excerpt: London, 1971 - Two New York Idiots Look for Their Own Keith Moon and John Entwistle

Binky Philips | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The actual zygote moment of The Planetsʼ inception took place, beyond appropriately enough, at The Whoʼs first full length concert in New York City on July 8, 1967.

45 Years Ago: April 5th and 6th, 1968... The Who Debut at the Fillmore East the Night After MLK Jr.'s Assassination

Binky Philips | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

For a great many of us tender shoots, rock music was oxygen, the air we breathed. This opening had been fiercely anticipated. That worn-out dump in the seedy East Village was now... Mecca!

Pete Townshend and I Bump Into Each Other at an Adam Ant Show

Binky Philips | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Suddenly, he grabbed me full-force, pulled me to him, and gave me a hug so tight, his arms wrapped around my torso, that my breathing was constricted. And, he wouldn't let go. So, neither did I.

Dog Ears Music: Born in August Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.03.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Wilco, Whitney Houston, Sonny Sharrock, Count Basie, Gene Kelly, Joe Jackson and more.

WHO'S DEAD: Keith Moon Asked To Perform At Olympics Ceremony -- 34 Years After His Death

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.12.2012 | Weird News

The Who sang "Won't Get Fooled Again," but apparently organizers of this summer's London Olympics didn't get the memo. Recently, they approached Th...

The God Gavin and Erica's Who Album

Binky Philips | Posted 03.07.2012 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

To this day, after literally 1000+ listens, the bedlam that breaks out in that original version of the coda of "My Generation" remains breathtaking to me.

I Have a Chat With Pete Townshend in His Hotel Suite, 1974, Part II: The Night After

Binky Philips | Posted 01.08.2012 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Hello, Dear Binky-@-Huffington Reader, I have been remiss. It's been almost two months since my last blog. God, I hate that word. Sounds like somethi...

PHOTOS: Celebrities Who Have Killed People

BuzzFeed | Posted 10.11.2011 | Celebrity

It turns out some very famous people have done some bad things. ...

Dog Ears Music: The Ides of March and Other Betrayals Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature tracks from U2, the Black Keys, Manu Chao, Bob Dylan, Blonde Redhead, and more.

I See The Who's First American Gig With Murray The K, 1967

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

We never saw The Who as anything but gods. They were in full flight within 10 seconds of the beginning of their opening song and we hadn't even gotten a glimpse of them.

Dog Ears Music: Born in August Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Mae West, Isaac Hayes, Louis Armstrong, Van Morrison, and more.