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
The Cars have for the (almost) four-year existence of my blog been on my “to-post” list. However, as any blogger knows, unless you’re posting just about every single day it takes forever to get to to everything you want to do. I’d heard a Cars … Continue reading The Cars
Now the first of December was covered with snow And so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston Though the Berkshires seemed dreamlike on account of that frosting With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go Encyclopedia.com: Veteran performer James Taylor ushered … Continue reading A Six-Pack of Sweet Baby James
Random note: There’s a good documentary on Showtime called Hitsville: The Making of Motown. There’s a lot of good footage. (Stevie Wonder speaks but Diana Ross is conspicuously absent.) But the best part is that Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson return to Detroit and spend … Continue reading Time for a Shot of Blues
I typically don’t do the same type of post twice in a row for variety’s sake. But I heard a version of this song and I couldn’t resist… I’ve been run down and I’ve been lied to. And I don’t know why, I let that … Continue reading One Song/Three Versions – Whipping Post
Your love is fading, I can feel your love fading Girl, it’s fading away from me Cause your touch, your touch has grown cold As if someone else controls your very soul I’ve fooled myself long as I can Can feel the presence of another … Continue reading One Song/Three Versions – (I Know) I’m Losing You