4/23/17: Rain and Sun and Led Zeppelin IV

Up here in the Northeast, April can feel like November. But not as bad. The difference is what’s coming next. Flowers are already out now, and the trees are blooming. Springtime and sunshine and all that happy stuff are on their way, and nothing can stop it. No even a gloomy cold thundercloud day. We… Continue reading 4/23/17: Rain and Sun and Led Zeppelin IV

11/18/16: Leonard Cohen

Oh Leonard. Eighty-two is a good long life, but for me he’s been taken away far too young, He’s one of my favorite songwriters. Every song is a novel, condensed into three or four minutes. I’ve got to be honest – I prefer it when other people cover his music, for the most part. I’m not… Continue reading 11/18/16: Leonard Cohen

7/18/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!

There’s something about African music (old and new) that pulls me in. I adore it. My theory is that it has something to do about tonality, but I should really do a little research before I pontificate online. In the meantime, here are three dances by Rwandan folk troupes: This last one is my favorite. The… Continue reading 7/18/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!

6/14/16

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

July 28, 2015

This was playing in the drugstore today. Back when I was learning to play guitar, “House at Pooh Corner” was one of the first songs I learned. This is Loggins and Messina, but the song was originally done by the Nitty Gritty Dirt band back in 1970. It was okay to be earnest and sincere… Continue reading July 28, 2015