Whart Size Does Ray Davies Wear?
It’s a truism that writers naturally do not want to swallow, but dammit it’s true: a picture like the one above can be worth more than a thousand words.
Last Sunday night, at B.B. Kings in New York City’s answer to Hades and Hiroshima, Times Square, Stereophile contributing editor David Sokol, his lifelong friend David Simons and a cast of thousands including a horn section of very talented teenagers, staged a very wonderful musical tribute to the Kinks album, Muswell Hillbillies. The intrepid Mr. Sokol proudly wore his Stereophile cap throughout the set as he sat behind his kit keeping time. He also got up and sang a song, “I’m Not like Everybody Else” which the Kinks recorded in 1966 and which was released that year as the B side to “Sunny Afternoon.”
The Kinks. A drummer’s head. One of our contributing editors. It was a Stereophile kind of night in Times Square. David, the check is in mail.