Recently, when Ginger Baker died, I re-blogged my post about Cream. Now that I have four years of posts, it made me realize it might be a good idea to periodically re-blog stuff that I dd when I had, like, one follower. So from October … Continue reading My Favorite Rock Songs (1) – Top Ten
When I first heard that the great filmmaker Ken Burns had done a documentary on country music, I wasn’t particularly enthused. There are some country (and country-rock) songs I like but overall I am not a huge fan. I decided to give it a shot … Continue reading One Song/Three Versions – Love Hurts
Note: In November, there will be a re-release of The Band’s eponymous 1969 album (aka “The Brown Album.”) The album will feature not only alternate tracks but also The Band’s full 1969 Woodstock set. I heard Robbie interviewed on Sirius. At Woodstock, he and the … Continue reading Featured Album – Sinematic – Robbie Robertson
I found a station on SiriusXM called Soul Town and it was a welcome break from my usual rock/blues/jazz fixation. One thing led to another and I eventually heard these guys. And I said, oh yeah. Long overdue for a post. I’ll provide a little … Continue reading A Six-Pack of Earth, Wind & Fire – Yow!
This is a follow-up, of sorts, to my response to the death of drummer Ginger Baker. After he died, I went back and re-watched the 2012 documentary Beware of Mr. Baker. (Highly recommended.) The “beware” is because Baker – while one of the great all-time … Continue reading Featured Album – Jazz at Massey Hall
This is only the second or third time in four years of blogging that I’ve reposted an older blog. But having just learned that Ginger Baker died at 80 years old, I felt compelled to say something. Jack and Ginger are now gone and so … Continue reading Cream – Blues, Ancient and Modern
Six-packs are not meant necessarily to say “these are the best the band has to offer.” Rather they are just six I dig and could be a different six next week. If you are of a certain age, inevitably your kids will find their way … Continue reading A Six-pack of Green Day