Commentary about various aspects of music, music business and life on this planet in general.

These Times…

So… How’s things? Missing the music? I am. I’ve been keeping an eye on current events and they bring to mind a number of titles that would seem applicable to the scenes that are being witnessed. No doubt a lot has happened since the last broadcast including a change in the cast of characters we’ve…

If You Could…

Internet radio music lovers, if you could control the “Wayback Machine”, who’s music would you bring back? Minnie? Luther? James? Vesta? Who? I got to thinking about that as I was hunting down new music for upcoming sets. I started thinking back to what got me listening to certain artists even at the young age that…

The World is A Ghetto

The World Is A Ghetto ~ Or so it would seem with all of the drama going on all over the place lately… Disappearing planes, Putin putting the moves on the Ukraine (w0nder what he was like as a kid huh?). Politicians demonizing those less fortunate. Crazy. (Why is The Temptations’ “Ball of Confusion playing in…

Bull

Bull As in “This is some…” One night in San Diego my car a mint condition Electric Blue ’73 440 Charger, died on the way home from work. I was about 3 blocks away when it happened. I was able to pull into a parking space and lock up the car. The plan was to…

Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

When you hear “Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing” you know what that implies right? So how come so many young artists fall for the game where someone claims to be a “manager” only to turn out to be about exploiting the individual seeking to make their way into the music business? And, why do those naive…

Just wanted to go to the movies…

“We just wanted to go to the movies!!” Is what the lady said as the news hounds interviewed her and the other survivors of that midnight madness at the movie theater over in Aurora. Surely someone will be asking at some point “What were you doing when…”. I know what I was doing…. Sitting up…

False Grooves

  “Please do not be alarmed…Remain Calm…” Ever hear a song that contains untruths? you know… a lyric or chant that says something that you know is a lie? Or have you heard something recited until its like that song you hear over and over again until you start to hum along? If not, you…

Rant

Thought’s that crossed my mind while driving and listening to music… I warned ya… If this sounds like you…I don’t care. Ladies, do the planet a favor. Put your war paint on before you get behind the wheel. Don’t tie up traffic driving in the middle lane 20 mph slower than the rest of the world…

Thanks for the ride…

  Got sick and tired of posting when someone passed. That’s why you didn’t see nothing new for a minute… (You coulda dropped a line yanno?) I had to stop, though, and post about the passing of Don Cornelius. Instead of waxing nostalgic about the who what when and where…just check this out… https://youtu.be/QJdaJ5_li10 Check out…

Wow…pt. 2

Wow…pt.2 goes like this… I get an email with a link to an article about what I posted recently here and it turns out very interesting indeed. So after all of the fuss it seems that Sprint put the word out to the OEMS to get that software off of the devices a.s.a.p. Looks like…

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Just sending out a shout out to all of you who’ve been listening to the station and visiting this site. Wanted to wish you all the best this Thanksgiving no matte what your situation might be at this time. I know a number of us are dealing with some real liquid hell right…

Before Sept. 11th 2001

Okay so I see on TV all of these shows replaying the nightmare that was 9/11. In the mix there was a show going over the events in people’s lives of the day before. The show reminded me of something that happened two days before Sept. 11th 2001. So here goes… Prior to that day,…

What are you doing?

That’s what bounced around the inside of my skull earlier today. “What are you doing?” Huh? I’m driving around in the crazy Tampa traffic. That’s what I was doing when the question floated up. The thought came right after the notion that there is absolutely no reason on this earth that a town this small…

G’bye Phoebe Snow…

Her’s was a voice that was in that class where Minnie played.
Nooo… one could never be mistaken for the other. They do not sound the same… One was just as pure as the other.. each as rare…just as unique. When you heard Minnie, you knew it. You didn’t have to think about it. You simply knew it from the inside out.
That’s also how Phoebe hits you too. Once you hear her voice, next time there’s no mistaking. It can be gutsy one second and blasting through four octaves the next. Recognition comes subconsciously.
And, you will smile.

Another Goodbye…

Abbey Lincoln via last.fm Even though its inevitable… Still seems unacceptable. Abbey Lincoln has passed on today in New York. She turned 80 barely a week ago. It’s reported that she was in failing health and was in a nursing home. Many will say that Jazz lost a legend. I think its bigger than that.…

Wow…

Image by undergroundbastard via Flickr Gary Shider…. Know who that is? P-funk fans know. Okay… for those of you who’ve seen Parliament/Funkadelic in action over the years, remember the dude in the diaper? That’s Gary Shider. He was musical director of the band(s) as well as a signature guitarist. He passed during June while myself,…

Your Vote Counts!!

Image via Wikipedia I was digging through the Live365 newsletter and this gem popped up: “Your Vote Counts Nominate your favorite stations! Nominate some feature-worthy stations you think deserves some time in the spotlight. Email liveeditor@live365.com with your top 3 stations. Top nominees will be listed in next month’s newsletter” And then the sound of…