Thursday, November 16, 2017

October Battle of the Bands Results: Reba takes down Slowhand



Last month I paid tribute to Don Williams in my Battle of the Band competition. It was his song "Tulsa Time."  Eric Clapton had success with the song in the 70s so he was an obvious choice. Reba McEntire who is a country artist and quite different from Slowhand   so she was a good contestant.

Reba won convincingly 7 to 3 according to my readers! Like usual we celebrate the winners so here are a few tunes from Reba.


                                                   "Fancy"


                                                "Consider me Gone"


                                                   "What do you Say"


I have another fun fill Battle underway which features "Blueberry Hill" check it out here.



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Battle of the Bands:Blueberry Hill



Another month another battle of the bands. Like last month this one has a tribute theme to it as well. In honor of Fats Domino's I am picking Blueberry Hill. A song originally created by Vincent Rose, Larry Stock and Al Lewis in 1940 but Fat's had the hit which associated with him. Well, I am making it a three band battle this go around. Throwing the version where I first discovered this song from a bootleg I acquired back in the late 80s.

Contender One: Louis Armstrong


Contender Two: Glen Miller Orchestra



Contender Three: Led Zeppelin




You know the drill vote for the one you like the best in the comments.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: One Hit Wonders from My High School Years

I have been on a blogging hiatus but I am back today. Back just in time for Monday's Music Moves Me.  Today's theme is one hit wonders from your high school years. Below you will find a few from mine.


My high Schools years would have been 1986 to 1989.



1986 Back then "The Futures So Bright I gotta Wear Shades"


1987 Robert Cray "Smoking Gun"


To be fair, Robert Cray is a blues artist so just having a mainstream hit is a feat.

1988 Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry be Happy"


1989 Kix "Don't Close Your Eyes"


It is a blog hop and you can check out the rest here. Thanks for visiting and I will be back soon!


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

R.I.P Fats Domino

New Orleans musician Fats Domino  passed away today at the age of 89.

It is a shame that another music legend has passed away. "Ain't That A Shame"



I first heard of Fats Domino through a famous Led Zeppelin bootleg I discovered in 1989 called "Live on Blueberry Hill" named after this song...


He did a lot of walking songs like "I Want to Walk You Home"


But he might walk you to New Orleans..


He was a rock pioneer, a great selling artist and a musical treasure who will be missed.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: Vehicles

Monday's Music Moves Me is a fitting one for me. The theme is vehicles. Here I am last week I get in late Monday night for one trip and then Thursday I am on the road again. I am hoping to head home tomorrow.

Anyway songs about vehicles..

                                                      "Southern Cross" Crosby, Stills and Nash (boat)


                                              Prince "Little Red Corvette" (cars)

                                               

                                                   Jimmy Buffett "Big Rig" (Trucks)

                                                                 
                           
Keeping this one short and sweet and I will be back soon!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: Voice of the Wetlands

elcome to my rather late Monday's Music Moves Me post. I turned off the real world and went on a journey of three days of fantastic music, delicious food, and some other adventures. Alligators, fishing, and several hundred miles of driving.



Friday night I really wanted to see The Trio featuring the legendary bassist George Porter Jr with one of the best jazz drummers from New Orleans Johnny Vidacovich and guitarist Brian Stoltz.


They did not disappoint. The "Guitar Fight" that followed was a joy to watch. I discovered some new to me musicians like Jonathon Boogie Long. Here he is at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2013..




Johnny Sansone also known as Jumpin' Johnny is a multi-skilled musician. Singer-Songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and accordion player. I really enjoy his songs. He was slanted to the side stage. He did join in with other artists such as Tab Benoit on the big stage. He played a set that rocked more and his energy level was on high.

Johnny with Tab Benoit and Mike Zito below..


Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles followed on the side stage..

Image may contain: 1 person, on stage, playing a musical instrument and night

Of course Tab Benoit..."Medicine"


I could go on and on. Tab headlined Saturday but he played the late night ramble on both Friday and Saturday. Joined many others such as Papa John Gros and Louisiana's LeRoux. The later also featured Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie fame.

Like I said Music was Turned on.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Monday's Music Move Me Delayed

I will have my 4M post later on Monday. Im the evening. Too much music this weekend.

Battle of the Bands: Tulsa Time



I  gained inspiration for this month's Battle of My Bands through a post I did last month marking the passing of Country Music's gentle giant Don Williams. I thought of strange degrees of separation. He died on September 8, 22017 in Mobile, Alabama. About 6--70 miles away from me and a town that I visited on September 9.  I became familiar with his work through an artist I am a fan of which is not that strange for me. I become familiar with a lot of artists that way.


Anyway his song "Tulsa Time"


Contestant One: Reba McEntire



Contestant Two: Eric Clapton


Wrapping up this post on my phone. Keeping it simple. Vote for either Eric or Reba in the comments. I will count up the votes and pick a winner soon.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Monday;'s Music Moves Me: Autumn Edition



Robert Plant and Alison Krause "Killing the Blues"


The lyrics in the first verse capture the romance of the season.

But Fall is more than just leaves, sometimes there is the cold "November Rain"



Of course, "Ramble On" combines Autumn Leaves and Rain


Well I have a lot of travel planned this month, but I should be blogging before November but this is a great song..



Hope you enjoy and see you soon!



Friday, October 6, 2017

R.I.P Ralphie May

Comedian Ralphie May passed away today from a cardiac arrest. His career took a big leap forward in 2003 when he finished second on The Last Comic Standing.

"Cuba Divin"



Ralphie May went on to have several Comedy Central specials and a Netflix show.


He had a successful standup career and his comedy will be missed.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

R.I.P Tom Petty

My bucket lists of artists I want to see keeps getting shorter without me getting to see the performer.  I became a fan of Tom Petty somewhere in the 80s.  Probably from "Damn the Torpedoes" to "Full Moon Fever" where my peak Tom Petty eras.

 However my favorite song was  later tune. A song of hope. Fitting for a week filled with news from Las Vegas, Petty passing and whatever might be going wrong.

                                                     "Something Good Coming"



He showed us "Even the Losers Get Lucky" and we are all losers now..

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His music was done with a"Southern Accents"




Life is still "Jammin' Me"


I could go on and on. I might come back with a part two. Tom Petty will be missed.

Monday, October 2, 2017

R.I.P 59, 500 others I wish a speedy recovery

Entering some concert venues now days is almost like boarding a plane. Metal detectors, emptying your pockets, being patted down are all inconveniences  concert goers have to go through.  Look at the headlines in recent years about violent attacks and you can see why they are needed. Now this  latest attack from a hotel room near a venue ends up killing 59 and wounding 500.


59 people killed and 500 injured from one person. Shocking! A tragedy. Obviously my prayers and thoughts are with those killed or injured. It is also with their friends and family.  Does it concern me? Yes, it could be me, one of my friends or love ones being killed or injured.

Terrorist, crazy people, criminals pick your labels if you want. The labels don't change results. Don't heal the wounded or bring back the dead either.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me:Breakfast



This week's theme is a freebie, so I went with Breakfast. It is important to start your day with a bowl full of nutritious Rock and Roll!

Robert Plant "Tie Dye on the Highway"


Supertramp "Breakfast in America"


If your not driving The Doors provides some breakfast options in "Roadhouse Blues"


We could just go to Tiffany's...


Thank you Deep Blue Something for the suggestion! Well welcome to Rocktober! Thanks for joining me for breakfast and stay tuned for some more posts!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: School Songs



This week's theme is songs related to school. So let's get started..




"Schools Out for Summer"  by Alice Cooper


I know it is the wrong season for that song. However when I think of songs related to school that jumps out at me.

Here is a gem, Steely Dan's "My Old School"


Supertramp "School"


Nirvana "School"



The next one makes a reference to school and is for fitting for the season.

Rod Stewart "Maggie May"



Until next time enjoy!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: Country Tribute



It's Monday already? Wow that was fast. Time certainly flies bye quickly. I have been wanting to do tribute posts for a couple of Country music stars who passed away recently and just haven't fund the time to do so. Well with this week's Monday Music Moves Me being a freebie the time is right.

Troy Gentry

Troy Gentry passed away on September 8th in a helicopter crash. He was part of the duo Montgomery Gentry.

"Something to Be Proud Of"


"Back When I Knew It All"



Don Williams

Don Williams passed away on September 8, 2017 in Mobile , Alabama. Small world, I went to Mobile on September 9th. Williams was very influential and had 17 number one hits.

His last number one hit "Heartbeat in the Darkness"


His first number one hit "I Wouldn't Want to Live if You Didn't Love Me"



I hope both of these Country Stars rest in peace.



Friday, September 15, 2017

Battle of the Bands: When the Levee Breaks



Storms to the left Irma and storms to the right Harvey plus some showers have me thinking of the classic song "When the Levee Breaks" made famous by Led Zeppelin. It is on the famous fourth album. It rocks, I heard it once at a rain delay at a baseball stadium and the drums really came through. I'm avoiding that version.

Contender One: The Original Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie



Contender Two: Alison Krauss



Vote for the one you like the best  in the comments and I will be back in a week or so with results. If you are looking for more battles check the master list here. I'll be back with a new post soon.



Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday Music Moves Me: 9.11

Running late on this one. I always try to remember 9.1 on my blog. Monday Music Moves Me allows me to give a musical twist to that tribute.




Everyone in this blog hop probably has this Alan Jackson song..



How about this National Anthem performed for the first time after 9.11 at Shea Stadium in New York..



Sang by Marc Anthony.

I think on a day like today less is more.



Monday, September 4, 2017

R.I.P Walter Becker

Guitarist, songwriter, musician and half of the legendary duo "Steely Dan" Walter Becker passed away yesterday ( 09/03/17) at the age of 67.

                                                 "Reelin' in the Years"



Perhaps my favorite Steely Dan tune is "Hey Nineteen"



Here is a solo song "Medical Science"


I was turned on to Steely Dan by a guitar teacher probably 25 years ago. There are connections to other musicians Larry Carlton, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs who were just minor degrees of separation from Steely Dan.


Performing "Josie" on Letterman, enjoy Walter Becker playing guitar..


The band left a catalog of amazing songs. May he rest in peace. I'll leave you with "Black Cow"




Sunday, September 3, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me:Labor Day Songs



Today's theme can do with Labor Day, Last Day of Summer or Freebie. I am going to stay with the Labor Day theme and do work songs. Labor equals work.




"Cumberland Blues" by the Grateful Dead


I think we are all "Workin' for a Livin'" tell us about it Huey Lewis and the News..


I guess I'll call you "The Working Man" or woman..


We could all become musicians. I've heard it is easy as fishing and I like fishing.

"Takin' Care Of Business" B.T.O style..


Lynyrd Skynyrd sings about how it was "Workin' for MCA"



Well I got to work today. So I'm gonna go..."Bang on the Drum All Day"


I hope you enjoy and I will be back with a new post soon!





Friday, September 1, 2017

Battle of the Bands Results: Three Way Tie

I think I went away from everything I was ever advised to do on my last Battle of the Bands. Don't have the original band in the completion. I included them. Don't mix studio and live tracks. Phish was a live track.  Limit the choices to two, I had three. Of course some of those where from the days when Battle of the Bands was bigger. I miss a lot of those bloggers.

It would be neat to have a Battle of the Bands reunion. I know some have probably left blogging all together. Oh I digress and ramble into other things. The results that is what you want. A three way tie.

Little Feat "Rock and Roll Doctor"


Phish  "Lawn Boy"


Van Halen "Dreams"..


The Blue Angels are my neighbors and it features Sammy so it is a good pick for me.



I will be back on the 15th with a new battle. I have two weeks to think of something!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: Songs with Dance Moves!

It is that time again! Are you ready for Monday? Well hopefully these songs will help.



This week's theme Songs with Dance Moves! I'm putting my dance shoes on my two left shoes and getting ready to shake a tail feather. Watch out cat! Watch out furniture! Hope I don't hurt something.



What would Jimmy Buffett do? He'd tell you there are fins to the left, fins to the right..


If you on the dance train let's do the "Locomotion"


Nice little gem from Little Eva. Let's work it like we are at the "YMCA"


Are you ready to "Twist"..


Alright, time for a water break! I'm gonna go put on some James Brown or surf over and see what the other M4 participants have going on. (Check out the sidebar for links)

Thanks for visiting! Next week will be a Labor Day Special for Monday's Music Moves Me. So watch me work it!


Friday, August 25, 2017

R.I.P Thomas Meehan

Thomas Meehan is probably best known for writing Annie.  His career was so much more than that.



He wrote the books to Broadway Musicals. Thomas won Tony Awards writing the books to probably the three biggest musicals of my life time. If they weren't the biggest they were near the top. Annie, Hairspray and The Producers.


Above a clip from Hairspray below a clip from The Producers...




I was able to review a production of Hairspray at The Signature Theatre in Alexandria, Virginia  outside of Washington when I wrote for the Maryland Theatre Guide. You can revisit that review from 2011 here.

He also wrote the books for the musicals Rocky and Elf. He also wrote the book for one of my favorite movies when I was a kid Spaceballs. He was a successful writer who lived a long life. He will be missed.



R.I.P Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas is known mostly for his roles on "Cheers" and "Murphy Brown."


In those respective roes he was only in 9 episodes for each show. However he won two Emmy Awards for his role on "Murphy Brown."

His first role was on "Mork & Mindy" where he appeared in 20 shows over three seasons. He stayed active until 2013.

His first appearance on Letterman's show...


His "Lone Ranger Story"


He will be missed by his friends and family.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Giveaway or Book Exchange?

I have a duplicate of a book that I am reading. I was thinking about either doing a giveaway on my blog or starting a book exchange. It could grow into a somewhat regular thing.

I am just throwing ideas out about my blog. Am I behind the times and no one reads regular books anymore? If I did a giveaway what is the fairest and easiest way to run one? What do you think of the book exchange or book trade?

Please let me know what you think in the comments. Thanks for visiting and I will see you soon!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: Songs with Male Names Part 2

Last week's theme was so much fun I decided to do it again. 

The music is on, I have 20 songs this go around.





Falco "Rock Me Amadeus"



                                                  The Who "Tommy Can You Hear Me?"
                                                     

Billy Joel "The Ballad of Billy the Kid"


Taylor Swift "Tim McGraw"


Elvis Costello with "Oliver's Army"



"Quinn the Eskimo" Bob Dylan


Doobie Brothers "Jesus is Just Alright"


"Careful with that Axe, Eugene"
Pink Floyd 


Waylon Jennings "Good Time Carlie Has the Blues"


Johnny Cash "A Boy Named Sue"


Grateful Dead "St. Stephen"


The Beatles "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"


"Vincent" by Don McLean


"Louie, Louie" by the Kingsman


                                                "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" R.E,M


                                                   Townes Van Zandt "Poncho and Lefty"



                                                             Dave Matthews "Jimi Thing"


Black Oak Arkansas "Jim Dandy"


                                                     Joni Mitchell "Michael from the Mountains"


"Jack Straw" from The Grateful Dead

                                             

R.I.P Jerry Lewis

To me Jerry Lewis will always be remembered for his telethons for the Muscular Dystrophy
Association. He gained fame well before my time teaming up with the great Dean Martin. They were in 17 films together from 1949 to 1956.

Here they sing "That's Amore"....



He also appeared in 40 some other films during a long career, Active until 2016. He passed away at the young age of 91.

Here is Jerry and Dean's reunion from 1976...


Here he is in a skit with Donnie and Marie Osmond..."Send in the Clowns"


Here he is in the Carol Burnett Show..


What is your favorite Jerry Lewis memory? Favorite movie or bit? Feel free to share in the comments. May he rest in peace.

Happy Birthday: Robert Plant

Today is Robert Plant's 69th birthday. When we celebrate a musician's birthday on my blog that means plenty of music and today will be no exception.

Last week Robert Plant gave us the presents by announcing an upcoming release and sharing the first single from that album. Here it is for your enjoyment..

                 "The May Queen" from Carry Fire which will be released October 13, 2017




               Working down his career here is "Rainbow" from his previous release..


From the Band Joy..."The Only Sound that Matters"


Yes he was in another Band of Joy "For What it's Worth"



Robert Plant with Alison Krauss...


"Shine it all Around" from Mighty Rearranger"


"When the World Was Young" with Jimmy Page


From 1993 "Calling to You"


"Tie Dye on the Highway"


"Ship of Fools"

I could go on three more solo albums, The Honeydrippers before I even get to that Led Zeppelin Band. Well I hope you enjoy these and I will be back with a Monday Music Moves Me post.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

40 Years Ago Elvis died



Above was footage from his funeral and fans. 40 years ago today August 16, 1977 "The King" passed away.


"I forgot to remember to forget" a number one hit from 1956..


He knew woman... "Hard Headed Woman"


 
 Don't worry that Hard Headed Woman wasn't you. "She's Not You"


I celebrated the passing of Elvis five years ago by finding a concert my parents went to which unlike me was a rare thing for them You can revisit that post here. Well I am being like Elvis and leaving the building.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Battle of the Bands: Goes Political

I heard it said somewhere "everything is political." I read all the comments on my blog. I don't reply back to most of them. However, I do quote some of them or give a shout out here and there. Sometimes they inspire my Battle of the Bands battles. I wing out the posts on my blog anyway so ideas are always welcomed.

A strange comment I received was "Unfortunately BOTB is all about politics, with is why it was no fun for me."

So in response my song this go around is "Apolitical Blues" by Little Feat...

Contestant One : Little Feat




Contestant Two: Van Halen


Contestant Three: Phish


Forget the rules! Vote for the one you like the best. You can vote for the original one. Wasn't my plan to have three but to keep it fair. I wanted to keep at least two studio versions. Phish was live, but it was the only fairly big name I could find.

So you have Little Feat, Van Halen and Phish. Enjoy and shake out who else is participating. The master list can be found here.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: Songs with Male Names

Last week was so much fun! I'm back for more.



I'm stealing the above switch, because sometimes it is so true. Sometimes you just have to turn the switch on.




Today's theme is songs with male names. I'm not going to try to get them all. I will highlight a few and encourage you to visit the other participants for more.

"Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner" Warren Zevon


"Uncle John's Band" The Grateful Dead. So many from that band to use Tennessee Jed, Casey Jones, St. Stephen to name a few...


"Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" Paul McCartney and Wings


Led Zeppelin "Boogie with Stu"


Led Zeppelin "Poor Tom"


Jimi Hendrix "Hey Joe"


Lynyrd Skynyrd "The Ballad of Curtis Loew" 


 

Eight is enough.."Buddy Holly" Weezer


Stay tunes for tomorrow's Battle of the Bands post for more music!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Baseball lost a Slugger and a Catcher

Don Baylor passed away this week at the age of 68. He started his baseball playing career with the Baltimore Orioles and ended with the Oakland A's.

1987 World Series game 6 with the Minnesota Twins...


A 5-RBI game in the American League Championship Series in 1982..


338 home runs, an All-star, a World Series Champion, an MVP, inducted to the Angels Hall of Fame, and a National League Manager of the Year Award highlight his career. He provided memories for baseball  fans and will be missed.


Best known for his years playing with the Philadelphia Phillies Darren Daulton also passed away this week. He was only 55. He is on the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame, a three time All-Star and a World Series Champion with the Miami Marlins.

Here is a home run in the 1993 World Series with the Phillies...


Here is a homerun with the Florida Marlins in the 1997 World Series..


He will be remembered by Philadelphia fans for years to come.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

R.I.P Glen Campbell


Above is reportedly Glen Campbell's last song. It was captured in 2014. He passed away at the age of 81.

Below is some vintage guitar fun...


Perhaps his biggest hit "Rhinestone Cowboy"..


Below he performs "Wichita Lineman"...


Another musical legend has passed away may he rest in peace.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Monday Music Moves Me: Hopping Aboard the Train (Freebie)

I'm new to this particular blog hop. I've joined one or two here and there so I get the idea. Still I am not exactly sure what I am doing or what I am getting into. However, that has never stopped me before.

I think I am suppose to share a series of songs sharing a common theme. This week being a freebie, I am assuming it could be anything. The host X-mas Dolly had a train theme going on the wording of her blog.

I am going to stick with a train theme, since I am just boarding this "Crazy Train"..



Ozzy Osbourne certainly  has this train rocking but "Casey Jones" is driving this train..


Another ode to Jerry Garcia in this time between his birthday and his death. 

Let's keep it rocking Southern style with this Blackfoot Classic "Train, Train"


                            Maybe this train I too Rocking, maybe I should have taken the "A Train" with Duke                              Ellington?

 
                             Let Steve Goodman sing about the ride on "The City of New Orleans"


                            It's just a "Runaway Train: with Soul Asylum..

 

Dolly it's a "Love Train"

          

 I can't stop this Train..,The Train Kept A Rollin'


Well I hope you enjoyed the ride! I hope to be a regular commuter on this musical train. So stayed tuned. Please visit the others on this hop in the side bar!

R.I.P Daniel Licht

You might not recognize his name but if you watch movie, television, Showtime, or Netflix then you have probably heard Daniel Licht's music. He is best known for creating the score for the popular series "Dexter".

Here is an example of his work an extended version of Dexter's Blood Theme...



Live "Honor for All" from Dishonored video game..performed with his brother Jon..



a piece called "Hide Your Tears"..


"Dexter Suite" performed live..


Future movies and shows may not be complemented by his music. However he leaves behind a legacy found on soundtracks that enhanced the shows we watched.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Movie Review: Atomic Blonde



I will admit I do enjoy a majority of movies and shows created from comics and graphic novels. Some how I missed out on reading them, so the stories are fresh to me. I may need to add some to my reading list. Please feel free to leave me recommendations in the comments. This movie was based off Sam Hart and Antony Johnston's graphic novel The Coldest City.

I didn't know much about this movie before I went to see it. I caught a preview while watching another movie. It appealed to the I'm a guy part of me. Meaning it had me with an action thriller movie featuring an ass kicking blonde lead.

This movie had a lot of things that made James Bond and other spy films the hits they were. Car chases, difficult situations, a bit of humor, and even a signature drink. James Bond was always cool and in "Atomic Blonde" Lorraine Broughton matches the coolness.

While Bond flicks included violence. It was never this bloody nor graphic. James Bond had a way with woman and so does Lorraine. I can't imagine James Bond having a gay affair. It works in "Atomic Blonde" with the lesbian. I wonder why the male on male affair hasn't made it on a spy movie scene? That could be another blog post.

Another thing I enjoyed about this film was the soundtrack. The movie was set in the days right before the Berlin wall fell in Germany. They pull some great songs from that era that really fit with the film. David Bowie, Nena, Til Tuesday, George Michael, The Clash, Flock of Seaguls, and Siouxsie and the Banshees definitely highlight the album. There are some new songs and new takes as well.

The movie stars Charlize Theron and David Percival. The film is an action packed ride of car chases, violence, and double crosses. It is rated R for good reason, so if you are okay with that see the film if not stay home. The end result is a fun, summer spy movie.

Disclosure: I paid my own way for this movie, unbiased opinion.

Friday, August 4, 2017

R.I.P Robert Hardy


Opening my tribute post to actor Robert Hardy with a clip from "All Creatures Great and Small."

Robert Hardy passed away at the age of 91 earlier this week. He is best known for his role in the  Harry Potter movies and "All Creatures Great and Small." However he has appeared in over 30 movies, several television shows and many stage productions over his long career. A career highlighted by being appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

A clip from the Harry Potter series..



Here is a vintage clip of Robert Hardy performing in Shakespeare's Henry V on the BBC..


The entertainment world lost a great one. However, Robert Hardy left behind an amazing recorded legacy. May he Rest in Peace.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

R.I.P Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard was an actor, author and playwright. He was a Pulitzer Price winning playwright. He won that award once and was nominated on two other occasions. He has been inducted in the American Theater Hall of Fame and won a Drama Desk Award.

A Simple Tribute..


A clip from "The Right Stuff"


A reading from Patti Smith...


The entertainment world lost another treasure. Creating plays to staring on the Silver Screen. He leaves behind quite a legacy.

75 Years of Jerry Garcia

Today is Jerry Garcia's birthday. It marks 75 years since he was born.  He passed away at 53 and something beautiful has been missing ever since.

I'm going to share songs from throughout his career. Music talks better.

If you want more, I suggest going t o the movies today. They are bringing a vintage concert to the big screen. You can catch Jerry and the Grateful Dead one more time. Information here.


Jerry Garcia with Merl Saunders "Road Runner"..


Yes he was a road runner touring solo and with the Grateful Dead.

A happy Jerry does his take on a Beatles classic..


Here is early Jerry Garcia from 1962 performing some bluegrass. Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers is the group "Run Mountain" the song..


Here is Jerry Garcia performing with The Grateful Dead at the last show..


The Dead unplugged..Jerry Garcia with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh..


I could go on. Of course I will. I hope you enjoyed and come back soon!