Mr. Mercury

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kijpcUv-b8M 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 is that what he meant when he wrote whatever it was, and what the listener/reader gets out of it or interprets it as, may [...]

The Next Voice You Hear

  https://youtu.be/tO9rjBxI1gc   https://youtu.be/LZ1M9JSGTLk Currently listening to Jackson Browne, discovering T Bone Burnett, trying to catch up on episodes of the podcast "Cocaine and Rhinestones."   Reading "Cotton Tenants: Three Families" by James Agee with photographs by Walker Evans. Here's the synopsis from Amazon, "In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now [...]

It Is Still Beautiful. Chris Cornell.

Grunge is the music that my generation created, whether the label of "grunge" is one that was met with approval or acceptance or not. Passionately philosophically divested in many ways from the heavy metal and "pretty" hair bands and glam bands of the heyday of "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" of previous generations, the [...]

My Next Post Will Feature the Go-Go’s

So let's just go ahead and get it posted. Music, is a mood changer. What can I say, I sometimes get a little maudlin when talking mortality. BUT THAT WASN'T THE POINT. THE POINT IS TO LIVE. LIVE. BE ALIVE! Because, we're still here, still alive! ALIVE! And also I started my day with a [...]

Feed Your Head.

  I loved this profile piece with Grace Slick. Unapologetically herself.   Keep making your art. Let your art change, evolve, grow. Most of the creative people who I know, they have more than one area of creative interest and expression. And remember, what the dormouse said, "Feed your head."

Feeling Good, Miss Nina Simone.

I watched a documentary last night about Nina Simone, "What Happened, Miss Simone?"  I had watched part of this one before and become distracted. "Feeling Good" was the first Nina Simone song that I ever heard and I loved it. I'd been a Billie Holiday fan for years and I thought, how is it that [...]

That 70’s Sound

  I haven't rambled about music in a while. I've been editing stories lately, pretty much all of my previous writing, and organizing my work. Regardless of what I decide to do with any particular piece of writing, suffice it to say that I am... particular... about some things and I like to be organized. [...]