Glen Campbell 1936-2017

R.I.P. Glen Campbell: He wasn’t just a ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ – Stephen Thomas Erlewine, CityPages Campbell’s 61st studio album, “Ghost On The Canvas” was released in 2011. The title track was a PW cover of a song Paul released in 2009 on “PW & The Ghost Gloves Cat Wing Joy Boys.” Paul appeared in the video for the song, which starts out with a visual nod to the Mats video for … Read more →

Paul Sighting on Instagram

It’s been quite awhile since we’ve seen Paul. It looks like the last time was March of last year, when the video for “Done, Done, Done” was posted on YouTube.  We heard Paul in April 2016, when he was interviewed about Prince by MNN but no real news or sightings since that time. Still no news to report but we do have a sighting on Josh Freese’s Instagram! PW is … Read more →

Westerberg-Adjacent News

In the absence of PW news at the moment, I’ve gathered up some Westerberg-adjacent items you might find of interest. • Tommy is busy, busy, busy as always. Keep up with his many projects on his FB page. He just announced new Bash & Pop tour dates in May. He’s done quite a few interviews in support of the new B&P record, “Anything Can Happen”, including this one with Rolling Stone: “How … Read more →

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Paul! And best wishes/desperate hopes for a better 2017 to all. Here’s wishing you the bluest sky, And hoping something better comes tomorrow. Hoping all the verses rhyme, And the very best of choruses to Follow all the doubt and sadness. I know that better things are on the way. Here’s hoping all the days ahead Won’t be as bitter as the ones behind you. Be an … Read more →

“Trouble Boys”: West Coast Events

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West Coast people: “Trouble Boys” author Bob Mehr has several upcoming West Coast events, including a big one in Seattle on July 20. July 16 – Phoenix @ 5PM | Changing Hands Bookstore Discussion and Q&A,  moderated by Ed Masley of the Arizona Republic. [event info] July 20 – Seattle @ 6PM | KEXP Celebrate the release of “Trouble Boys” with author Bob Mehr and former Replacements manager Peter Jesperson. Former First Avenue DJ and … Read more →