Tag Archives: Guitar

King Sunny Ade — JuJu King

   When it’s hot like it is now – 95 degrees (or more) – I think back to a night at 1st Avenue in Minneapolis in 1986. This was Prince’s club for a while. The entire summer was hot and … 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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The Good Doctor — Dr. John

   In my mind, he will always be the King of New Orleans, even though there have been and will be many more. He has its history in his fingertips. He’s telling me about gilded splinters and I’m trying to … 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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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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October Flashback — Robin Williamson

   October Song — Robin WilliamsonA flashback from posts past. It is, again, October, and the trees outside are golden, and this is a beautiful song. I’ll sing you this October song, Oh, there is no song before it. The … Continue reading

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Exile on Main Street

   Ventilator BluesIf I ever need to or want to remember a bit of what I felt like at twenty or if I ever need or want to know what 1972 felt like to me, all I need to do … Continue reading

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