Author Archives: Troy Michael

About Troy Michael

Troy Michael is the founder, publisher, editor, writer, minion, at Innocent Words

The Many Sides of Jeff Ament

Quiet. Unassuming. Artistic. But when Jeff Ament slings his bass over his shoulder he becomes a master at work, making the four-string instrument roar. Since their inception, Ament has been laying down some of the most solid grooves in Pearl…

Music History March 10

BORN ON MARCH 10 1929 – Huey P. Meaux, American record producer, founded Tear Drop Records and Capri Records (d. 2011) 1938 – Norman Blake, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1940 – Dean Torrence, American singer-songwriter (Jan & Dean) 1947 – Tom…

Music History March 9

BORN ON MARCH 9 1930 – Ornette Coleman, American saxophonist, violinist, trumpet player (d. 2015) 1933 – Lloyd Price, American singer-songwriter 1942 – John Cale, Welsh singer-songwriter, viola player (The Velvet Underground) 1942 – Mark Lindsay, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist (Paul…

C-U Confidential Celebrates10th Anniversary With Two New Issues

Champaign, Illinois, USA) March 8, 2017: Publisher and founder Jason Pankoke has announced that C-U Confidential, the print digest covering film production and presentation in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and nearby cities, will return twice in 2017. The first of the two…

Music History March 8

BORN ON MARCH 8 1945 – Micky Dolenz, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (The Monkees) 1946 – Randy Meisner, American singer-songwriter and bass player (The Eagles and Poco) 1947 – Michael Allsup, American guitarist (Three Dog Night) 1947 – Carole…