Hearing about Roky’s passing today brought to mind his 1981 single from “The Evil One.” Much of Roky’s catalog was divided between the melancholy and the macabre, but “Ghosts” touches on both in that fragile and otherworldly tone that Roky brought to everything he wrote and sang. We all have ghosts, he seems to imply, and while that can be frightening, there’s something comforting in the idea as well. Essentially, you’re never entirely alone. Hope it’s warm and bright where you are, Roky, and there’s nothing but monster movies on the television. The Evil One on Discogs.
- The Intown Report’s Gig Picks of the Week 9/19/19 – 9/25/19 on
- Offbeat L.A.: Echo Park Lake – The History of One of L.A.’s Oldest Parks on
- In Remembrance of a Lucky Man, Greg Lake: 1947-2016 on
- Movies Till Dawn: What to Watch This Weekend (Dragon Scholar Invader Edition) on
- Showbiz Royalty Lorna Luft and Barry Manilow Sing All the Hits at the Hollywood Bowl September 6 and 7 on