Jimmy Webb Jimmy Webb’s New Memoir The Cake and the Rain Is a Rollicking, Musical Romp by Mark Mussari “There were two of me,” Jimmy Webb states at one point in his highly engaging new memoir The Cake and the Rain (St. Martin’s Press). Truer words could not be spoken by the composer of some of contemporary music’s most elegant and intelligent pop songs. From “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” to “Up, Up and Away,” from “The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress” to “The Highwayman,” from “Wich
The Wrecking Crew Denny Tedesco, Hal Blaine and Don Randi Building Up the Wrecking Crew by Jay S. Jacobs The Wrecking Crew was the house band for an entire generation. But chances are, you’ve never heard of them. The Wrecking Crew was a loose collective of studio musicians who played on many of the biggest hits of the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s. They provided backing for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke, The Monkee
East of Sunset EAST OF SUNSET (2005) Starring Emily Stiles, Jimmy Wayne Farley, Dikla Marshall, Greg Garritano, Lucia Sullivan, Robby Morris, Jeff Gargiulo, Nino Cirabisi, Conor Jonathan, Eimer Devlin, Monte Vallier and Will Waghorn. Screenplay by Heather Miller. Directed by Brian McNelis. Distributed by Blixa Films. 89 minutes. Rated NC-17. East of Sunset is the story of two alcoholic drug-users who fall in love in the slightly bedraggled Silverlake section of Los Angeles.
Jimmy Webb Jimmy Webb All He Knows… by Ronald Sklar If you are under thirty and have even the slightest retro sensibility, chances are you are familiar with the classic pop songs of Jimmy Webb, and good for you. And if you are over thirty, endlessly toiling in an office and music appreciation is just a faint childhood memory, put down that mouse and try the following: simply relax…breathe…and search your inner-sub-consciousness. Return to your half-forgotten childhood…think b