I’m in a great mood today.
Category Archives: classic rock
Have you read the book “Jane Eyre?” It’s one of my all-time favorites. I think I read it for the first time in junior high school, and even now I go back to it every few years. I do it because it’s a great story, and because I get something new out of it everyContinue reading “Golden Oldies”
The past few weeks have been pretty busy, thanks to some wonderful wonderful work. I know everyone hates waking up in the morning to get ready for their jobs, but it’s so great to have a reason to hate waking up. It seems like the best working songs have to do with not liking yourContinue reading “Working it”
5/12/17: There’s Something Happening Here
There are a lot of wonderful protest songs out there, but I wish there didn’t have to be any.
5/6/17: Rock & roll for grownups
Learning to love the extremely loveable.
4/26/17: The happiest man on earth
While the band was onstage, that guy was the happiest man on the planet.
1/23/17: Suffering for my craft
Folks talk about practicing until your fingers bleed as an indication of your dedication to your craft. I only had that happen once, over a series of two or three gigs at a club in the suburbs of New Jersey. I was playing bass in an Irish/pub rock band, and this was a really funContinue reading “1/23/17: Suffering for my craft”
7/26/16: Playing favorites
A lot of the decisions I made as a teenager are burned into my memory. I guess it’s because this is such an intense time in your life; everything is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. For example, there’s boys. When I was in junior high school, Duran Duran were The Thing. Of course, my girlfriends and I allContinue reading “7/26/16: Playing favorites”
I was looking at the Facepagething, and someone posted this: Despite the fact that I owned Super Session for many years, I only listened to it once or twice, and didn’t remember “Season of the Witch.” Donovan wrote and recorded the original. Donovan fun fact: That’s Jimi Page (of the Firm and also Led Zeppelin)Continue reading “6/14/16”
4/4/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!
Written by Randy Newman, the original version of “Mama Told Me Not to Come” was recorded by Eric Burdon, and of course Three Dog Night had a big hit with it in 1970. But right now, this version by Tom Jones + Stereophonics is my favorite. Great, great, singing, and I love the guitar solo.Continue reading “4/4/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”