What with all the violence and racial conflict dominating the headlines over the past week, I feel that I've been reduced to a bystander just shaking my head in numb disbelief of how fundamentally lame human beings can be. Paul Simon wrote a song that touches on how I'm feeling and the late Allen Toussaint covered it on his last album American Tunes. I hope you can take the time to listen carefully to Simon's lyric:…Continue
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A blues post Amy put up triggered a memory when she mentioned Buddy Guy. I knew a kid who'd visited his club and been invited on stage to jam with him.
My wife was teaching at Purdue, so we lived in Lafayette, IN. We had nothing to do one Saturday night when J was about four so, being boring people, we went over to the local…Continue
My daughter in Atlanta surprised me again with a matinee treat to see "Beautiful" - The Carole King Musical - playing at the famous Fox…Continue
This is just a fun post. Much of my earliest memory of music came from listening to the neighbor’s records who were heavily into country music of the late 40s and early 50s. A little later I had a couple of paper routes and one of them delivered to places like The Oasis and the Dew Drop Inn on the highway. I liked to go in to collect for the paper and stay as long as they would let me, listening to the music playing on the jukebox. Because of the time,…Continue
Sparked by a reminder that Bob Dylan is turning 75, I was sent reflecting on the process of poetry and songwriting. To start I began at the end of a Dylan interview by Zollo in preparation for a book on Singers and Songwriting in which Dylan stated that to write poetry you need to be on the outside; in essence, you need to be rejected by some portion of society.
In typical Dylan fashion some of his…Continue
"...Marijuana is now legal in some form throughout 24 states, and despite the growing use and knowledge of weed, the number of Americans who have fatally overdosed on the drug may still surprise you..."…
This group came up in my genealogy search. I know of no link to this branch of the Roes.
My grandfather and his brothers "played for money". He was a violinist, though, and not a fiddler.
It looks like this group is having fun. Who knew there were hillbillies in Minnesota.…Continue
September is still rolling around in the back of my mind. Over the last week I’ve been wrestling with what to do about my latest client and I’m considering firing them. I sent them an invoice for $1500 and they sent…Continue
Koshersaalmi is going to love this post. I was in my usual Sunday morning funk, working on the Coming Down 4 post…Continue
(Photography by A. Nony-Mouse with it's teeny weeny camera!)
Intolerance…: To give credit where it’s due, Ted Frier’s post, “Right Demands Respect for Intolerance in Jenner Controversy” inspires this post; that and the fact that I…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
…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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue