1. Mavis Staples.
  2. There was a phone booth in the parking lot of the old Tropicana Motel on Santa Monica Blvd and this is where Tom Waits would conduct all of his business.  This RARE never before published photo of Tom Waits hanging out with Tommy Ramone of The Ramones. All the cool bands adored The Tropicana.
Photo by Brad Elterman
  3. wilco:

Rolling Stone premieres “Low Key” - another new one from the forthcoming Tweedy album, Sukierae (out 9/23 on dBpm). Listen NOW.
Preorder the debut album by Tweedy and receive a free download of the track when it becomes available on Monday 8/4.
  4. Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy performing at Newport Folk.
  5. In an instant, Dennis realized the magnitude of his mistake. Ten years creating a life for himself in the suburbs - the house, the manicured yard, the matching jet skis - it had left him an empty shell. He would move back to the city, he vowed. He would write that sci-fi novel, and he would find some semblance of meaning in his life. But first he would eat absolutely everything in the house and sleep for three months.
Jolie Holland, “The glamorous van life.”
Catch Jolie and band on tour now, playing in support of new album Wine Dark Sea. Dates here: http://joliehollandmusic.com/tour-dates/
  7. Saintseneca met the amazing internet sensation Lil Bub! Such are the perks of being in a critically acclaimed band.
  8. Mavis Staples
  9. JAMES GARNER (R.I.P.) with Paul Newman, Diahann Carroll, Marlon Brando & James Baldwin at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963.
  10. One of the true greats. RIP.