All Blog Posts Tagged 'Music' (154)

1975: Couch Surfing, the Cowgirl, Gilley’s, Willie Nelson’s Picnic on Acid and “Doc” Salliday

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Couch Surfing… - From 1975 up until some time around 1999, Kevin Crowley and I intermittently crashed on each other’s couches or shared rent as roommates.  Occasionally we worked together and/or found each other work.  We were good friends in fat times and lean.  You’re lucky if you can count your…

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Added by JMac1949 Memories on May 21, 2015 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

Iconic Zeitgeist - 1965

The Sandpiper

Yesterday, Con Chapman's post The Lost Ballet of Sidney Bechet sent me off into Youtube land where after sampling the excellent music of Mr. Bechet, I ran into an iconic song from the mid…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on May 15, 2015 at 6:00am — 11 Comments

1975: Aunt Jean, Ruggles and Jill Baskin

…Aunt Jean,… - Francois’s wife was a plump blonde who drove a very undependable Range Rover and spent his money on clothes.  Her mother had married into money and her Aunt Jean was the family’s poor relation and so she served as cashier and hostess at St. Michel’s.  Aunt Jean came with the…

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Added by JMac1949 Memories on May 11, 2015 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

Beauty (full of question marks)

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Added by Poor Woman on May 10, 2015 at 9:05pm — 12 Comments

1975: The Studio, a $250 Tip, Therapy & the Cuckoo’s Nest

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The Studio… - Like nearly everything else in Texas, including the roaches, Magnolia trees grow bigger than other places and the one in the center of the studio courtyard was huge.  When one of the American waitresses at St. Michel’s decided to move to Colorado I lucked into the…

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Added by JMac1949 Memories on May 7, 2015 at 9:00am — 12 Comments

Further Explorations of Unitarian Universalism and Our Challenge of the 21st Century

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Further Explorations of UU Churchs…:  This morning I’m off on an eighty mile round trip to attend services at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena.  Arguably the oldest UUC…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on May 4, 2015 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

April 26th – A Green Dilemma, Laughing in Church & What’s Next?

http://movetoamend.org/going-green-confronting-dirty-energy-dilemma-0

April 26th – A Green Dilemma…: I woke up at 4:30 this morning.  Had to go pee and since the room mates were up and about, I made coffee, got dressed and went out for a smoke.  In the dark morning hour I noticed that there was water running in the gutter along the street.  I…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on April 27, 2015 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

1975: Fiction/Reality Edith Piaf Sings at J. Alfred Prufrock’s

"Édith Piaf 914-6440" by Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Rijksfotoarchief http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ 914-6440.jpg

This is a piece of fiction that explores the symptoms of PTSD as they become manifest in the hubris…

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Added by JMac1949 Memories on April 25, 2015 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

Anachronism

Grandfather Clock

Christmas 1983

It was the Christmas of 1983.  It was one of our best Christmases.  We had moved into our “dream home” a few month s earlier, a two story American Chraftsman style home, previously owned by an architect. …

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Added by Rodney Roe on April 15, 2015 at 8:30am — 25 Comments

1974: Janine & Nelly, Baryshnikov & Janine’s Screwed up Family

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Janine… - Janine was yet another rich girl and like Jude she was attracted to anyone who didn’t give a shit.  Like Jude she was a highly intelligent, well read tomboy with a penchant for masochistic foreplay, except that Janine’s penchant was a solid order of magnitude more intense.  Less than a week after I dropped her off at her family…

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Added by JMac1949 Memories on April 11, 2015 at 7:00am — 11 Comments

Joni Mitchell, Morgellon's syndrome and the Twilght of Stars

Hejira

When asked, if reincarnation is real, what I wanted to come back as, I've always joked Joni Mitchell.  Joni has been one of the stars in my firmament since the days of "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Clouds".  As Joni moved from her sort of folk-rock beginning, the girl from the Bay of Fundy has moved into…

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Added by Rodney Roe on April 4, 2015 at 7:30am — 22 Comments

2015 –Trip to Texas, March 21st Saturday Night

Saturday Night…:  I checked my email when we got back and found that my younger brother Rick had found Roger Grey, our old friend from Houston, on Facebook, who was now living and working in Montana.  We had a chuckle about that and toyed with the idea of moving our next reunion north.  We opened more cigars and his fifth of Glenfiddich around five that evening and we dove back into talk and music.  What we had to say to one another is unimportant…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on March 31, 2015 at 6:00am — 20 Comments

1973: St. Croix, David, Island Time and Poker

St. Croix… - I can’t remember whether I flew out of Miami or Fort Lauderdale but in 1973 to get to the island of St. Croix from south Florida you flew 1500 miles non stop to San Juan, Puerto Rico.  From there it was a short seventy mile hop east to St. Thomas where the plane did not refuel before taking off for an even shorter fifty mile hop south to St. Croix.  We deplaned on the tarmac and with my backpack and sleeping bag over my shoulder; I walked into the tiny terminal…

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Added by JMac1949 Memories on February 28, 2015 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

1973: Marjorie Lord, Hotel Paradiso & Prufrock’s

Marjorie Lord… - 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Lord

‘Doc’ Berger worked at the University of Houston for…

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Added by JMac1949 Memories on February 19, 2015 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

Good News - "Don't Lose This," Pops Staples' Last Album

Just heard this on NPR and feel the need to pass it on:

Pops Last Recordings

Pops recorded the songs on Don't Lose This back in 1999 (one year before he died), co-producing the initial…

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Added by JMac1949 Memories on February 15, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Christmas Colors

I'm not a drinker but, try this:

High ball glass of ginger ale on ice,

1 Shot of grenadine,

1 shot blackberry brandy,
(1/2 a shot if you're like me)

1 wedge of lime..........

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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Added by Ron Powell on December 20, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Gold Standards in Music and Barbeque

Chasing memories

There may be “gold standards” for  anything, a ne plus ultra if you will.  In some cases those standards are individually determined.  In some cases the standard no longer exists except in memory.

Barbeque exists in many renditions.  It is generally accepted that the definition of barbeque lies in the method of cooking, a method that has been briefly summarized as “low and…

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Added by Rodney Roe on December 9, 2014 at 5:41am — 7 Comments

Bach

Previously posted at www.bubblews.com

 

I was having an e-mail conversation with a friend yesterday and the subject of composers came up. The conversation started with Pachelbel (I've played the bass line to that Canon on viola da gamba and the damned thing consists of eight notes, all exactly the same length, no rests, repeated something like sixty times) and he mentioned Bach, of whom I think extremely highly. He likes Bach well…

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Added by koshersalaami on October 14, 2014 at 7:17pm — 32 Comments

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