When Spanish painter and photographer Martin Frias asks me who my favorite rock band is, I say, "The Beatles." I can tell by the mischievous glint in his eye that this answer is far from correct. "That's not rock 'n' roll," he laughs, rolling his "r's" in a thick Catalan accent. "That's pop music."
Minneapolis' Motion City Soundtrack has a new album, Go, featuring their song "Son Of A Gun," which is being presented here exclusively along with an associated webisode with bandmates discussing its awesomeness.
If you have a song stuck in your head and want to get rid of it, the correct thing to do is exclaim, out loud in a fuzzy voice, "I am Iron Man!" This doesn't really work, but it does bug the hell out of people at my local library.
Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to exchange a few words with many terrific songwriters and artists ranging from Billy Joel and Garth Brooks to Jimmy Jam and Jimmy Webb and even an exec or two as they that walked the red carpet at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame awards show.
In the case of Mick Rock, the roles of "star" and "photographer" are not so clearly defined. Mick's is a continued and unparalleled talent for shooting musicians -- a talent which can now be witnessed firsthand at the W downtown.