October 26, 2016 11:37 AM PDT
It’s Volume 5 of the Playing Favorites And Guilty Pleasures shows.
After a Blue-Eyed Soul beginning, this took a definite Folkie turn.
I have a Song in here you might remember that was finally released in True Stereo after 42 years!
Also Tom Rush from that Trolling For Owls CD being as funny as I’ve ever known him to be- what a joyous album.
Then a Song I don’t recall ever playing on the show before.
If you have never heard it, you will probably never forget it!
A Time Honored Tradition in Folk Music taken to a level that borders on not being humanly possible...and done LIVE to boot!
Closing with a Faretheewell from a guy so sadly forgotten yet was so influential on the Village Folk Scene- he just didn’t like to tour.
This is a good one, enjoy!
October 24, 2016 05:05 PM PDT
Time for one of those Playing Favorites And Guilty Pleasures shows- Volume 5.
A chance to re-create what it would be like if you came over to my house, sat with a beverage and I got to play some Songs for you.
By no means are these My Favorite Songs Of All Time or The Best Records Ever Made, although I do hit on one sometimes.
They are simply Songs I grabbed out of scattered piles that I Happen To Like or Have a Memory For Me!
I had an Oldies Attack at the beginning of this Pt.1, I get them now and then.
Respect The Elders, as Vin Scelsa used to say.
Not the Same Old Same Old here, rather it’s True Free-Form Radio- just Music that caught my eye and ear.
Do join me!
October 20, 2016 09:18 PM PDT
24 years and one week ago, an All-Star Celebration of Bob Dylan's first album took place at Madison Square Garden.
This was a momentous, fitting tribute to one of the true Living Legends of our time.
This is the closer, and we’ll hear some of the biggest names in the world of Rock & Roll with the music of Bob Dylan.
I had not heard this Concert in years…what a wonderful memory for me!
And hopefully for you too.
October 20, 2016 08:59 PM PDT
Well, now it was 24 years and ONE WEEK ago, on October 16, 1992, that an all-star celebration of the 1962 release of Bob Dylan's first album took place at Madison Square Garden.
And things will get musically very interesting as the evening goes along that Neil Young humorously but aptly nicknamed Bobfest!
For these last two parts we have a dream lineup.
We’ll hear some of the biggest names in the world of Rock & Roll stretching, reworking and putting their own stamp on the music of Bob Dylan.
I will open this chapter with a song that is probably more associated with Jimi Hendrix.
I wonder how many have forgotten it was first done by Bob on one of his albums…or never knew?
As always, enjoy!
October 12, 2016 12:01 PM PDT
It was 24 years ago, on October 16, 1992, that an all-star celebration of the 1962 release of Bob Dylan's first album took place at Madison Square Garden here in New York City.
I did this show in 2012 and this is the second of four parts in which I will play what I consider the highlights of the Concert.
This short Series seemed like a good idea because enough time has passed for there to be a good number of people who have not heard these performances in a long time- the CD's or vinyl records tucked away somewhere virtually forgotten.
And certainly an almost equal amount of people who have never heard anything from this Concert...don't even know it exists.
So stick with me, this will be fun listening!
October 10, 2016 11:54 AM PDT
It was 20 years ago to the DAY when I did this show in 2012.
An all-star celebration of the 1962 release of Bob Dylan's first album took place at Madison Square Garden here in New York City on October 16, 1992.
And now amazingly, Dylan's career started 54 YEARS AGO!
I will play what I consider the highlights of the Concert.
Simply, I could not fit all the performances into two hours, so choices had to be made.
Plus I remind you, as all concert-goers know, the Performing Stars get bigger as the evening goes on.
So stick with me, as we go along the stakes get higher, and the Music TAKES you higher!
October 05, 2016 12:41 PM PDT
Finishing up last Thursday's National Coffee Day and Saturday's International Coffee Day.
I'll have some Old-Sounding Songs, some are actually Pre-Rock & Roll.
And not to be selfish and self-centered, for the Non-Coffee Drinkers and the British, a brief stop for Tea Time!
But it's Coffee we are celebrating, so we'll have One Cup Of Coffee and One More Cup Of Coffee.
To end, it should be mentioned that Coffee can be an Ex-Alcoholic's Salvation.
It's a Musical Trip as varied as the Drink Menu At Starbucks!
Join me for a Perky Pick-Me-Up!
October 03, 2016 03:27 PM PDT
This is an Impulse Show.
I found out last Thursday it was National Coffee Day, and this past Saturday was International Coffee Day.
So I said to myself, let's see if I can do it- a Coffee Show!
You know, there are Coffee Songs that mention Cigarettes.
Yeah...yeah...that's right...Cigarettes, lol!
No PC here, they do go together!
On the Plus Side, Coffee is the Go To Drink for Ex-Alcoholics.
Give a listen, I'll Jolt Your Nervous System!
September 28, 2016 11:27 AM PDT
Summer’s End, a Goodbye!
I’ll play some of what have become Ultimate End Of Summer Songs in here, even though a number of them take place at the Beginning of Summer.
I recorded this half on a late rainy night, windows open, no air conditioner needed.
You’ll hear me say at one point it was 3:33 in the morning- a nice intimate feeling of solitude and Music that may have influenced what I chose to play.
This wraps it up, a long Summer Series that I doubt lived up to my hype, lol!
It was a good Summer for me, and this was fun to do.
And I thank you for spending part of your Summer with me.
September 26, 2016 06:11 PM PDT
“Every now and then we hear our song...”.
Well during the course of this Series I hope I played it for you.
I will try to keep Summer Alive for one more week, as it’s the Beginning Of The End For The 2016 Summer Series.
But What’s Gonna Happen When Summer’s Done?
And not only will the Season be missed, but what about those sad breakups of Summer Romances?
Included here Beach Boy soundalikes, a flip side of an old Tokens’ single, a move toward Progressive Rock by the Shangri Las, a track from one of the Greatest Albums Ever Made, a Doo Wop Classic and more.
Just about every kind of Music passes by on this Rockollections thing.
Give a listen!