Tuesday, October 24, 2023

When the sky falls

 Don't ask me. That's just the title that popped into my pointy little head.

I keep thinking about those "Top Ten" shows and it bothers me more than it should. I guess the confining of an artist to a singularity of genre' bugs me most. I mean take Dolly (Parton) for instance: Country, why yes indeed, and rock, sure, couple of hits there. Children's songs, pop music. How about 3000+ songs she has written and no, I cannot name them all.  How many other artist get pigeon holed into certain categories and any music that doesn't fit the preconceived notion is generally ignored. I remember when MTv started up.  Did not realize at the time how prophetic Mike Nesmith  was and didn't realize what a forerunner of the 80's The Monkees were. Of course most people back then didn't think of them as real musicians but even then I knew there was more substance supporting the campyness than was generally realized.MTv did eventually recognized Audio Adrenaline as a viable video candidate (Big House). Late night videos in north Alabama gave me Nena's "99 Luftballons" (in Deutsch), 

I wonder how many people realize that The Archies were a continuation of The Monkees? Music videos had their beginnings in cartoons

Monday, October 16, 2023

Eye Was Rideing down the road

 Listening to some tunes on my phone (through the car/truck stererereereo, natch) and I still find myself amazed at the heavyness of the music done by Starflyer59. The singing is often subdued but the music is like a sonic flood that pushes you along. If you'd like a guide, look to Spotify or Amazon Music or Apple Music (maybe, I don't know). Select the albums "Gold" and "Silver".  Then buckle up because you need to hold on. I would say turn it up, but that isn't necessary, the sound will move you at low to medium volumes.

Blue Collar Love (remix) is also available on the Blonde Vinyl sample.

Tune in.

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Sometimes I wonder, sometimes I wander, sometimes I just am.


The Circus is in town (again)


 The bane of freedom continues to plague us. It would behoove us to closely examine the actions of ALL our elected "officials" especially at this juncture of this nations precarious position in worldwide perception and our own history. Party in-fighting and denial of what is obvious combines with brain dead people and gives us a legislative cesspool of stagnation. With what we currently have in office we are looking at a national debt in the trillions and growing and personal accountability diminishing to the point of national anarchy may strike before the predicted 2043. Prepare people. Prepare or be swept into the bin. Depressing, isn't it?