What can I say, SPARKS may not be a big name today but during my high school years they released some amazingly different albums that even then did not get radio play. KIMONO MY HOUSE along with PROPAGANDA was released in 1974, and was a pop oriented album that cashed in on the Glam rock … Continue reading My 50 Great, Forgotten and sadly Ignored Albums,Artists and Songs #49 Kimono My House
Manassas was a short lived band that released 2 albums, the self titled Manassas in 1972 and Down The Road in 1973. The band was the brainchild of Stephen Stills and included Chris Hillman of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, and the great session drummer Dallas Taylor, who just passed away on January … Continue reading My 50 Great Unknown,Forgotten and Sadly Ignored Albums,Artists and Songs. #50 Manassas
Politics in Canada is a year round spectacle and in Cambridge it is no different, we have 4 years till the next Municipal Election but already people are wondering who will run and who won't and in some cases who should run. I have had a few people ask me if I would consider a … Continue reading A Political Inquiry
I've seen the morning rise I've seen the children smile I've seen the depths of despair I've seen people laughing trying hard not to care They tell me the times are bad The economy is in free fall They may be the worst times we have had They tell me things are not good at … Continue reading I’ve seen the Morning Rise
Every year we lose more and more of our cultural Icons and 2014 sure had its share of them. Jack Bruce, Phil Everly, Pete Seeger, Bobby Womack, Jesse Winchester, Paul Revere, Wayne Static, Tommy Ramone, Acker Bilk, and from the entertainment field, Joan Rivers, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Attenborough, Jan Hooks, Sid Ceaser, Lauren Bacall … Continue reading The Lost 5 of 2014
I know I have written about Sunday's before but for someone from my generation they were a different time and were also more of a family day then anything we have now. And this story is just another in the Sunday story's. So let's go way back to a cool fall Sunday afternoon in 1967 … Continue reading The Sunday Drive.
It was in '87 that I met him, in a run down Honky Tonk somewhere in Texas The Statler Brothers were on the jukebox, singing something about"Flowers on the Wall" He was holding court to a bunch of cowboy's, and they invited me to join them all So I pulled up a chair, grabbed a … Continue reading No Place To Fall