Thursday, May 14, 2015


Descriptive term for my coffee. Add an expletive "VERY" to it also. That was weird. my computer is often weird though.

Unusual Songs that I find pleasant.

And We Bid You Goodnight

Just a couple that crossed my mind as I started this blog. Might add a few as I type. Google them for more info if you wish. I recently read "Sailors To The End", a book about the USS Forrestal fire. I have seen the movies and source footage many time during my Naval career and since. You Tube it and you will see the stuff of which sailors are made. I am grateful that I never had to face such a situation and I pray that no one else does either.

There are a few artist out there (musical ones, not painters) that often catch my attention. For instance, Joe Satriani, guitarist extreme. Right up there with Clapton, Beck, Page, and others from the school of John Mayall. (Beck as in Beck-Ola, not the new kid) Smoothest ever, my feeling is Les Paul on a Les Paul. You have to hear to understand.

Immigrant's Song
I'm A Man (Yardbirds version)

There are also some little known groups that garner my respect with their music, one such being The Hampton Grease Band. Another little know singer is Ruth Copeland whose singing sounds like some JJ influence. You know, I never would have imagined that a song could be done from a can label, but there you have it. Go fig.

Spray Paint

I watch my cousin's struggles with the country music industry and enjoy her successes, mainly because she has a strong voice and stage presence. But little headway is made in that business with out everything falling exactly in place at exactly the right time. That is something we seldom have control over and we should not worry about those things beyond our control, but focus on controlling those things that are within our control.

Amazing Grace (I forget if it is Judy Collins or Joni Mitchell, but it got airplay because of the singer)

Is there diversity in my musical preferences? I suppose so. I like the three B's (Bach, Beethoven, &  Brahms)  as well as most anything that doesn't have a sitar as the front music. I think the Beatles were important to rock and roll but not the greatest of all time. The Stones have some good songs but to me they peaked with the tide. Yes, I am sort of a deadhead, but without the drugs. The high those guys were looking for is where I live and have for years. I appreciate the too high at times Melanie Safka's singing and I can listen to The Captain and Tenielle (spelling is not my strong point.) as well. Chicago is ok but 2120 South Michigan Ave. is better. British prog rock  is probably my second favorite music. I admit this publicly and profoundly.   You tube it and you can get a feel for my thinking if you can stand a journey to the center of your mind.

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