SUPPA TIME AT THE CUTTING ROOM — One of music’s coming stars is 19-year old Ashley Suppa; who last year released her self-titled EP that set critic’s ears on fire. The 8-tracks written and performed by her just electrified the airwaves. Her PR-man turned me onto it and its become a very favorite pick here.
Monday night at Steve Walter’s Cutting Room she had her NY-debut and the SRO crowd loved it. We adored all the tracks on the EP, but “King,” “Trouble” and “Half Of The Time” are our favorites and last night performed live, they’re even stronger. A very competent 6 piece band led by her producer Alex Salzman, were just excellent.
ELTON MY ELTON — Elton’s final US date on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road is this Saturday in LA at Dodger Stadium. I saw Farewell tour in 2018, if you can believe it, at Madison Square Garden, sitting next to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and it was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. Just stunning.
That Naked Lunch podcast by Phil Rosenthal and David Wild, featuring Micky Dolenz posts this Thursday. Here’s the link:
Last week was the fifth anniversary of the passing of The Duchess Liz Smith. She was without a doubt, the grand dame of celebrity intrigue. If she didn’t like it, she simply didn’t write about it. She was always nice to me and a doll to work with. Mary Jo and Denis in her office were the best …