Americana Rock n’ Roller

Back at the Writing, and Great Tunes

The first Pat Benatar song that I remember being aware of was “Heartbreaker.” That was about the same time that I was becoming a Tom Petty fan for life. After that she was just always on the radio, seemed like, with one hit song after another. I had three of […]

Optimism

I’ll tell you what optimism is, in a world where a fake issue of a real newspaper was distributed by activists, and went viral, and where the media got it wrong again, because they didn’t check the facts, or get the complete story, before they ran with it, I realized […]

Mr. Mercury

The other day someone shared this great quote from Freddie Mercury that really spoke to me. I’ve found several versions of the quote.         What that means […]

You Could Tell I Was No Debutante…

  I’ve spent a lot of time in restaurants, coffee shops, diners. I’ve always been a Blondie fan, and of this song in particular. When I met you in the restaurant… I’ll have a cup of tea… It rained here tonight, last night. It’s way after midnight. Things, aren’t always […]

Grace Slick

I love this profile piece on Grace Slick,Β  just being unapologetically herself. Keep making your art. Let your art change, evolve, grow. Most of the creative people that I know, they have more than one area of creative interest and expression. And remember, what the dormouse said, β€œFeed your head.”

The Big Blue Marble

Those of us of a certain age may remember the children’s programming of the 1970’s that promoted social and cultural awareness, the idea that we are all different but really, we are all the same. Shows like ZOOM, The Electric Company, The New Zoo Revue, Villa Alegre and The Big […]