All Blog Posts Tagged 'Music' (156)

Furthering the Las Vega Shooting Cover-up

The disturbing contradictions over the ongoing investigation and the official version of what happened during the mass shooting in Las Vegas on a Sunday evening during a country and western concert are perplexing to say the least. The narratives being continually hammered into the minds…

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Added by Doc Vega on October 10, 2017 at 12:15pm — 24 Comments

Tom Petty dead at 66

Tom Petty was found in total cardiac arrest today and was initially on life support but he didn't make it. He was 66.



My daughter's boyfriend asked me if I were worried. After all, I turned 63 yesterday. No, not really - my drug intake was pretty minimal. He was on heroin for a decade. I know about that - my twenty-seven year old nephew's heart gave out last winter a year after he kicked heroin.



Petty had just come off a very long tour and was looking forward to spending… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on October 2, 2017 at 2:00pm — 12 Comments

Walter Becker died today

Walter Becker was half of Steely Dan, not the vocal half. It's hard to write about Becker because I can't tell you exactly what he was personally responsible for. His partner Donald Fagen you can hear, in the vocals and on electric piano, but Becker is less conspicuous. The band tended to use studio musicians for anything difficult.



It's easy to write about Steely Dan. As a musician I can tell you they're one of the few pop artists whose chord progressions I can't simply pick up in a… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on September 3, 2017 at 4:19pm — 1 Comment

DoodoodoodooDoot doot doot dooDoodoodoot

I sang that tonight.



A few months ago, my wife said she wanted to go to a concert and told me what day tickets went on sale. I looked it up, they went on sale at noon. At 11:59 AM, I sat at my computer, ticket site web address in my window, watching my second hand sweep toward twelve. The instant after it got there I hit return. The site generated two tickets for me.



We were seated about half a dozen seats to the right of center. If I stretched my leg out while seated I… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on August 28, 2017 at 10:55pm — 15 Comments

It's About Thyme

I'm in the kitchen this morning. My daughter's boyfriend is cooking, some potato recipe (little red ones) as an alternative to the oily but good sautéed version he and my daughter usually cook, incessantly because my daughter loves it. He says to me



"Do you have any time?"



For what?



It turns out he's saying "thyme." He's never heard of it, but there happens to be a jar of it out on the counter that he finds immediately.



You might think that made me… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on August 6, 2017 at 7:52am — 97 Comments

Living in a Post-Concert Musical Vacuum

The other night we baby-sat our 8 year old granddaughter while our daughter and her partner had a date.  They told me in advance that they were going to a concert by "Witch Bottle", a band from Seattle and they didn’t know what the music would be like.  The fear was that it would be loud and so they decided not to invite me.  (Besides they needed a baby-sitter.)

Afterwards, my daughter said that I would have liked it.  It was a genre known as neofolk.

A brief search on…

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Added by Rodney Roe on July 9, 2017 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

'. . .and a Happy New Year . . .'

.   Please add some text to the body of the post

What? That I should take and type through Carl Sandburg's letter To Mrs. Jacob Buchbinder---

Elmhurst [Illinois]

Aug. 23 [1926]

Added by J.P. Hart on June 21, 2017 at 9:44am — 7 Comments

50 Years Ago Today - One Post Abandoned for Another

For the past week or so I've been collecting links to stories about the situation in Portland, Oregon with the idea of posting about how the grotesque hate crimes of a deranged maniac, whose name I will not mention resulted in the murders of Rick Best, 53, and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche.  Anna Herrington posted…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on June 5, 2017 at 11:00am — 18 Comments

Gregg Allman died

Gregg Allman died today. He was 69 years old.



I don't know if there is anyone here who doesn't know who he was. In case you don't, he's the surviving brother (until today) in the Allman Brothers Band, their lead vocalist and organ player. He is known in some other circles for being married to Cher for four years.



I saw his band in concert twice, both during the early to mid seventies, during the period with Chuck Leavell on piano, once at RFK Stadium in DC with the Dead… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on May 27, 2017 at 4:02pm — 20 Comments

Where Is The Silver Lining

It’s been a sort of miserable day.  After an overcast morning the rain started about noon, and it is pouring now.  L showed me a place where there is a water problem with water coming down the outside wall onto the screen porch.  It is at a place where the gutter does a 90 degree bend and a roof valley empties.  Ugh.

Added to that is the fact that the House voted today to pass the abomination that has been substituted for the AHA (Obamacare).  No one doubts, except the “Freedom…

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Added by Rodney Roe on May 4, 2017 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

You Gotta Move

You gotta move, says the song

Move where, says I

Move anywhere, says the song

But I'm tired, says I…

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Added by Phyllis on March 2, 2017 at 5:00pm — 18 Comments

Whenever the World Seems to Hit a Shitstorm This Makes me Smile

Open Call from the King of the hill, top of the heap:

What's yours?

Added by JMac1949 Today on February 17, 2017 at 11:42am — 10 Comments

Mathematics and Beauty

One Sunday morning, following the visiting speaker’s sermon that dealt in some way with the beautiful, the service leader asked members of the congregation to put forth the things they found beautiful.  Finally, a retired professor of physics stood and asked whether anyone found mathematics beautiful.  No one admitted to it.

As someone who finds beauty in a lot of different things - music, art, nature – I was made to ask myself whether I had ever found beauty in any mathematical…

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Added by Rodney Roe on January 30, 2017 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Voter Fraud and Alternative Facts

HRC won the popular vote by nearly 3 million and The Beast Who Shall not be Named calls for a major investigation of illegal aliens, dead folks and double registration voter fraud:  ...plans 'major investigation into voter fraud' amid groundless claims…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on January 25, 2017 at 11:34am — 11 Comments

Race, Religion and Politics...

...three things to never discuss at Thanksgiving or any other holiday dinner. 

Over the years here on Our Salon and back on Open Salon, I have been accused of being an anti-Semitic, pro-Israeli, unconscious racist, ignorant sexist, privileged old white dude by a variety of people.  On occasion I've…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on December 19, 2016 at 8:33am — 29 Comments

Never To Be Forgotten Just Before Thanksgiving in 1963 Part II Anatomy of an Assassination

Kennedy Assassination Revisited Part II

The disturbing fate of President of John F. Kennedy just prior to Thanks Giving Day in 1963 compels us to further re-examine what most would consider an unsatisfactory…

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Added by Doc Vega on November 22, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

One Degree of Separation - Leonard Cohen in Memoriam, Suzanne, Janis, Julie and Me

On a brilliant morning in the spring of 1977, I first saw the most beautiful woman who ever touched my life and arrived within one degree of separation of Leonard Cohen

Julie Marie Vaillancourt was the 17 year old daughter of Suzanne Verdal McCallister and sculptor Armand…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on November 11, 2016 at 8:00pm — 28 Comments

Roots

I was listening to public radio last night in the way back from the supermarket and wine store where I was picking up stuff for Shabbat kiddush (blessing over wine) and dinner when I heard a piece on the influence of gospel on blues. Not singing gospel, preaching it. The program was demonstrating how a great preacher, Rev. C. L. Franklin, who preached in the fifties, influenced Bobby Bland. Listening to the sound of,this man preaching was amazing.



This is not the cut from last night,… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on November 5, 2016 at 8:04am — 16 Comments

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