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 […]
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 […]
I wandered into the diner looking for him again, and not.Knowing that he wouldn’t be there, and still hoping.The days get long.We hope to be so much more than we are.We hope to be enough.Then we hope to be enough for ourselves again. To have enough heart for […]
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 […]
Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?
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 […]
“I’m out a luck, out a loveGotta photograph, picture ofPassion killer, you’re too muchYou’re the only one I want to touchI see your face every time I dreamOn every page, every magazineSo wild and free so far from meYou’re all I want, my fantasy..” Put your picture on […]
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 […]
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 […]
There’s a good chance that you’ve never heard of Rod McKuen. There’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Rod McKuen and just don’t know that you have, yet. A prolific poet and composer, credited with more than two hundred albums and more than thirty collections of poetry, […]
To speak of The Muse is to speak of The Ethereal, The Inspired. The walls shook with the sound of cascading thunder, the windows vibrating in their frames. In a burst of light, the panes became liquid beneath my finger tips, I watched the circles fan away from […]
“I love music, any kind of music, any kind of music.” That’s not completely true, there are some things that get on my nerves or that I cannot bring myself to listen to and most of those things fall into the category of screamo. Growing up in a […]
Eric Bloom and ELO’s Jeff Lynne might be the same person. Do not tell anyone.