Life along The Speed River


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Sunday Sittings, August 21


I always wanted to be somebody, but maybe I should have been more specific

“Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation, the other eight don’t matter”–Henry Miller

Last night I dreamed I had insomnia

“The problem with the world is that everyone is always a few drinks behind me”–Humphrey Bogart

Murphy was a freaking optimist

My wife and I like to have hallway sex-we pass each other in the hall and tell each other to f### off

How come you can kill a deer and put its head on a wall but you are not allowed to keep one as a pet?

If electricity comes from electrons does morality come from morons?

Why is Charlie short for Charles when they both have the same amount of letters?

In France, a cinnamon roll is sometimes called a Nuns Fart

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a front for the urge to rule”–H.L. Mencken

I may not be able to buy happiness but I still want the money

Farfrompoopin–Another word for constipation

Fact: No man has ever been shot and killed by his wife while doing the dishes.

You can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater because then all you will have is a wet critically injured baby.

Everyone has to have a goal in life, mine is to ruin as many people’s dreams as possible

Sex is like being in the army,the closer to discharge you get the better you feel

“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves”–Confucians

And in parting remember the words of my Father; Never trust the dog to watch your food

My Great But forgotten albums #40 Live Better Electrically…Nitzinger 1976


  I knew nothing about John Nitzinger until I hit college in 1976 and worked on the school radio station. This album LIVE BETTER ELECTRICALLY landed in our radio station as a promotional item and after the first listen I was hooked.  John Nitzinger may be unknown outside of the United States but he has had a long career in the music business first in the Band BLOODROCK, and a very fine solo career. He has opened for BB King and toured as a member of Alice Cooper’s backup band in 1981.As a member of Carl Palmers band PM he toured Europe but perhaps his greatest success has been as a solo artist and his 3rd album LIVE BETTER ELECTRICALLY saw him at his best delivering the blues-rock and boogie that he incorporated into his songs. This album opened with CONTROL, a song that has a little bit of a Ted Nugent feel while ARE YOU WITH ME has a bit of a James gang Funky disco sound. TELL TEXAS has a bit of an attitude about it while the song VAGABOND veers into the country rock sound of the mid 70’s.  While the album may sound a bit dated today it is still an album that should be heard at least once by serious and casual music fans.

TRACK LISTINGS

1. Control
2. Are You with Me
3. Live Better Electrically
4. Around
5. Gimme a Wink
6. Yellow Dog
7. Tell Texas
8. Vagabond
9. No Way Around You
10. The Writing on the Wall