Friday, March 23, 2007

Ric is 58 Years Old Today

Happy birthday to the enigmatic peace loving chain smoking family man who likes to produce and make his own records from time to time. From all us Ocasek music fans we wish you a very happy and frenzied 58th Birthday.


Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ric Rumored To Work With David Robinson

Recently a unnamed source told the Daily Events Book that David Robinson has been asked to work on the next Ric Ocasek album. Whether David will be asked to work on the art for the CD or play drums on the upcoming Ocasek release is a question yet to be answered. The newest CD which was eluded by Ric in at least in one interview will be due “around" the Spring of 2007 . In the Ric time continuum that could be Winter of 2009.

But then again What is Time ?

In more David Robinson news, David has sold his Hula Moon Cafe in Rockport Massachusetts and is gearing up to launch his own Art Gallery.


Monday, March 12, 2007

Ric Gives Confidence Boost

Ric continues to be a influence in the New York music scene. He recently got together with Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. who gave Ric an exclusive listen to some of his solo work away from his typical gig from being the guitarist for the New York City based band The Strokes. Hammond's confidence in his solo work waned a bit over the years so he turned to Ric for some encouragement. "I had things around me and people around me I admire that helped me get through it," he explained. One of those people, he said, was Ric Ocasek."

"I played him some songs, and he said, 'I never knew you were such a great songwriter.' He also said that I'd be doing this forever, and I was like, 'I love you,' " Hammond added. "He's one of my biggest idols, and it was nice to hear it from someone who had nothing to gain, telling me he liked my songs."

I will bet my bottom dollar that this conversation and one on one listening party took place at Electric Ladyland studios where Hammond record the album. Ric can be found there always tinkering about mixing and producing. Ric however does not appear on Hammond's solo project entitled "Yours To Keep" which hit stores March 6th.