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
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
I heard Kate Bush on the radio the other day and the idea for this post sprang into my head. I’ve already written about Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, Chrissie Hynde, Bonnie Raitt, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and pioneer band Fanny. (Stevie Nicks will have her day.) … Continue reading Let Us Now Praise the Women. Who. Rock!
Ian Robins Dury was born in Harrow, West London on 12th May 1942. His mother, Peggy Dury, was a health visitor and his father, Bill, was a bus driver and chauffeur. His parents separated after the end of the Second World War and Ian and … Continue reading Ian Dury