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Delaney and Bonnie — Odd Facts, Encyclopedic Relationships, and Great Music.

   Delaney was in the Champs (Tequila) and then the Shindogs (on Shindig!) with Leon Russell for two years and backed up everyone. Everyone. Think about it. Yikes! Other members were, Glen Campbell, James Burton, and Billy Preston. Where There’s … Continue reading

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Good Music

   There is a radio station in my town called, KGUD. Or, as it is intoned, with dramatic pauses in between, Kay-Good.   Good.   Very good.  I don’t listen to the radio as much as in the past. I can control … Continue reading

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Gruppo Sportivo – Rhythm is a Constant Beat.

   The SingleThe late 70s and 80s were a time lost between the expanded vision of the 60s and the approaching, unknown, and, possibly, sci-fi new century. Frank Zappa had set my absurdity antennae twitching and he and a bunch … Continue reading

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Sitar Manifestations

   Minnesota had never heard such a thing. It came from another world. It expanded your mind in a way the accordion never could. It provided instant hipness. You could almost smell the incense. In fact, upon hearing it, the … Continue reading

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No Particular Place to go — Car Crazy

   Drive My Car   The BeatlesThe engine was combustible, just like I felt. Whether it was an old beater or a red GTO, it was going to take me away from the house and out of my parent’s clutches. At … Continue reading

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Rock of Ages — Hymns For All

   Onward, Christian Soldiers  Arthur Sullivan (of G & S fame)As a schoolboy, I attended chapel every day and each day there were hymns. It wasn’t a religious school, but they placed some kind of unspoken value on it by … Continue reading

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Waking Up – First Things First

I try to do it everyday. And, once there, I try to stay that way until it’s time for bed. Coffee is often helpful, but there’s nothing like music to ensure consciousness and to get into an appropriate mood for … Continue reading

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