It’s the birthday party that keeps going! Some more goodies to add:
Jackson Browne appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” last night, where he performed “Off of Wonderland” from his new album Time the Conqueror. NBC.com has posted the entire episode. Along the bottom, you can select a chapter and skip to the end for Jackson’s appearance, if you like. No interview, unfortunately.
In an interview with the Mercury News, Randy Newman is again asked about his mention of Jackson Browne in the song “A Piece of the Pie” on his new album Harps and Angels. Here’s the exchange, which I think makes for a nice little birthday present for Jackson:
Q: There’s a reference to Jackson Browne on the album, framing him as the last bleeding heart on the planet. Are you friends with him? Have you heard from him about that?
A: We’re not friends, but I’ve heard indirectly that he liked it and was honored. That lyric by the way was written with reverence and respect. He’s underrated as a writer. Here Rod Stewart is getting rewarded for doing these ballads badly. Jackson Browne deserves some respect.
The blog Power Line has this video of Jackson performing “For A Dancer” with David Lindley from the same Old Grey Whistle Test episode from December 1976 that was posted yesterday. The blogger compares the song to William Butler Yeats’ poem “Among School Children” and also talks about Jackson’s “Shadow Dream Song,” which was released by Tom Rush on his 1968 album The Circle Game, but never formally released by Jackson himself.
And here’s a happy birthday video for Jackson using “Lawyers in Love” from YouTube user floflo34600:
And to top it off: some more (mostly) positive reviews of Time the Conqueror from equeBlog, Leaky Sparrow (includes MP3s of “Somebody’s Baby” by Jackson, “Take It Easy” by the Eagles, “Somewhere There’s A Feather” by Nico, and “These Days” by Denison Witmer), and The Arizona Republic, which gave it 3 stars.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to post yesterday. I’ll just pretend it was because I took the day off to celebrate Jackson Browne’s 60th birthday. It is a holiday, right?
Anyway, others were more on the ball. Here’s a round-up of a bunch of people celebrating the start of Jackson Browne’s 60th year on the Earth.
- Ovi.com reminds Jackson to “Take It Easy”.
- Wowowow.com posts this 1976 video of Jackson performing “The Pretender” on PBS’s Sound Stage (try to ignore the annoying sync problem and poor David Lindley not getting picked up at all):
- The Santa Barbara Independent posts a positive review of Jackson Browne’s October 3rd show.
- Aquarius Papers posts several links to various YouTube videos, and notes that Jackson shares the same birthday as John Lennon.
- MOG posts a streaming audio clip of “Time the Conqueror”, a couple of pictures and this YouTube video of Jackson and David Lindley performing “Something Fine” on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1976:
- The World From Beacon Street also links Jackson to John Lennon, noting that he covered “Oh My Love” for the Instant Karma benefit album.
- RollingStone.com has posted a great series of videos of Jackson Browne talking about each track of his new album Time The Conqueror.