News …

Rare collection of pen and pencil drawings by John Lennon on display in … Wisconsin?Associated Press

Phil Spector’s lawyers ask judge for indefinite stay – Associated Press

Moby slams musicians focusing too much on the money – Glasgow Daily Record

It appears as if some people really did just fall off the turnip truck yesterday as pictures of stolen guitars posted on MySpace leads police to suspected thieves – Boston Herald / Associated Press

Come Tuesday, Gary Glitter will be Britain’s problem – Reuters

Stanley Clarke does the Q & A – The Hook

Views …

Gogol Bordello in New Hampshire – ” … employs nylon string guitar, accordion and violin to summon the tonal character of Gypsy music while remaining true to modern punk rock.” – Portsmouth Herald News / SeaCoastOnline

Radiohead in Worcester, Mass. – “Last night at the Comcast Center Thom Yorke and company burnished their reputation as a one-of-a-kind live experience.” – The Boston Globe

Rod Stewart in Montreal – “He played to his audience throughout the evening, mixing it up with a combination of covers and originals.” – Montreal Gazette /

Keb’ Mo’ and The Robert Cray Band in Grand Rapids – “Dynamic duo … deliver” – The Grand Rapids Press / MiLive

Sheryl Crow in Shreveport – ” … definitely worthy of the gold and reason enough to TiVo the Olympic Games for one night.” – The Shreveport Times

Neil Diamond in NYC – ” … was clearly having fun with his 14-member band, which included four horn players decked out with matching purple vests and a trio of singers in black mini dresses.” – Bloomberg

They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)

Buddy Greco is 82

Dash Crofts (Seals & Crofts) is 70

David Crosby is 67

Connie Smith is 67

Steve Martin is 63

Larry Graham is 62

Terry Adams (NRBQ) is 58

Sarah Brightman is 48

Kevin Cadogan (Third Eye Blind) is 38