All Blog Posts Tagged 'Music' (173)

An American Tune - Lyric and the Passage of Allen Touissant

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:…


Added by JMac1949 Today on July 8, 2016 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

Monthly Mixtape: Faith No More


Added by Joseph Price on July 8, 2016 at 7:17am — No Comments

A Blues Harmonica Player I Used To Go See

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…


Added by koshersalaami on June 17, 2016 at 3:00pm — 20 Comments

"ONE FINE DAY @ The Fox Theatre with CAROLE KING"!

Carole King, songwriter | The Seasons Of Her Life, and what a life it ...

My daughter in Atlanta surprised me again with a matinee treat to see "Beautiful" - The Carole King Musical - playing at the famous Fox…


Added by marilyn sands on June 3, 2016 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

"Heartaches" Through the Decades

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,…


Added by Rodney Roe on May 28, 2016 at 7:13pm — 16 Comments

Highways of Life; The Grand Strand versus Highway 61 (revisited)

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…


Added by Rodney Roe on May 25, 2016 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

This Mind Blowing Tid Bit is Inspired by Bubbah from Another Mother, Tr ig

"...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..."…


Added by JMac1949 Today on April 20, 2016 at 11:41am — 9 Comments

Roe Family Singers

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.…


Added by Rodney Roe on April 20, 2016 at 11:21am — 10 Comments

The Boredom of Playing the Canon

I turned on the radio in the car over the weekend and caught the tail end of something on Prairie Home Companion I knew I had to look up. It turns out to be a bit by the cellist occupying the first chair of the New York Philharmonic, Carter Brey. The piece, a little over five minutes long, is about what a cellist thinks when he's bored, and the piece he was playing at the time was the Pachelbel Canon. I can relate.

In the late seventies/early eighties, I played with a Baroque chamber… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on April 14, 2016 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

Sunday Morning Coming Down – Judy Collins & Don Mclean, Send In the Clowns and Sound Garden

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…


Added by JMac1949 Today on September 13, 2015 at 11:19am — 10 Comments

Music fundraising

Ranjani Krishnan, a woman originally from India and who now resides in Portland, Oregon, has created an Indiegogo project to help fund her first album. She has a wonderful voice, and has performed with other local musicians. Her musical influences are from India, Spain, North Africa, and other regions. I met Ranjani when she was performing with the group Al Andalus, founded by my first guitar teacher and her husband.

Here's the link to the fundraiser page:…


Added by mishima666 on August 17, 2015 at 6:17pm — 5 Comments

Inland Surfing Florida Style

(Photography by A. Nony-Mouse with it's teeny weeny camera!)

Added by fred hallman on June 15, 2015 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

Intolerance, The True American on KPCC and a World without Hate

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…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 4, 2015 at 9:00pm — 16 Comments

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

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…


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…


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…


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

Beauty (full of question marks)



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

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

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…


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

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…


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

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