Sunday Songs to Spark the Spirit and Summon the Moves of the Dance

You probably know that Steve Earle is a world-renowned folk/country/crossover singer-songwriter… And maybe you know that he is also an actor, having appeared on The Wire, Treme, and other productions, his characters mostly mirroring his life as a musician, as … Continue reading Sunday Songs to Spark the Spirit and Summon the Moves of the Dance

All 165 of Pink Floyd’s Songs Ranked?!

Impossible to do. Not because I think all of them are great, which they very well may be. But because I basically only know songs from The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon. But Bill Wyman writing for Vulture thinks it’s possible. Anyway, whether you’re into Floyd or not, or into rankings or not, for now this version of “Mother” is my current Floyd favorite… A Sunday Song to Spark the Spirit and Summon the Moves of the Dance #wedontneednoeducationbecauseweareallbloodygeniusestobeginwith Continue reading All 165 of Pink Floyd’s Songs Ranked?!

A Sunday Song to Spark the Spirit and Summon the Moves of the Dance

Time to forget for a moment the madness and mayhem and the apocalyptic fever dreams and just close your eyes and imagine you’re out on the dance floor with the most delectable babe* of your dreams groovin’ it to this new release written and performed by my youngest son and produced by my eldest son… #rockon #likeyourlifedependedonit *non-gender specific Continue reading A Sunday Song to Spark the Spirit and Summon the Moves of the Dance

We Should Be Dancing… Not Dying

With all the constant blood and violence in this constantly bloody and violent nation of mine, a la yesterday’s insane mass killing after a gun-toting asshole goes off his nutty handle during a routine traffic stop, I hardly feel like getting my groove on.

But get my groove on I must or else I will become completely consumed by the constant blood and violence and do nothing more than wallow in a constant state of misery and fear…

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Sunday Songs to Spark the Spirit and Summon the Moves of the Dance

Notice that the artist’s last name is the same as yours truly. Yes, Willis is my eldest son so I expect and demand that you dance to his music and spread the regenerating and healing vibes forward and forever onward by share, share, sharing his melodious and infective love.

Willis has other such delectable jams at his Soundcloud channel so please go there and repeat as above.

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The Draught of Naught Troubling

More good stuff from my sons Willis’ and Bobi’s band Aelios* in the form of a music video of their latest release. You should be able to tell who my sons are because you should be able to tell who the blood brothers are in the video. The third member, Colin Bates, while not a blood brother, he’s a brother nonetheless. Incidentally, Colin, an all around artistic talent and graduate of Juilliard, collaborated with me on my movie Leave. You can learn more about him and other cast and crew members here. Incidentally again, my son Bobi’s other band Saving … Continue reading The Draught of Naught Troubling

Pakistani Music Maestro Teams Up With Grammy-Winning Producer

Found this truly amazing video, posted originally by Sonya Rehman, fortuitously while cruising through WP’s “music” tag and I am sharing it here by using the “WP Press This” share button for the first time because there was no “Reblog” button, which I don’t understand why because if you allow a Press This button and not… Ah, heck. Why don’t I just shut up about the inanities of such inane issues as the pros and cons of share buttons so you can enjoy this truly amazing video…   Source: Pakistani Music Maestro Teams Up With Grammy-Winning Producer   Continue reading Pakistani Music Maestro Teams Up With Grammy-Winning Producer

You know, sometimes it’s okay to meet your hero…

      Most of what little refinement I have can be attributed to my lovely and loving wife. I would say all of it could be attributed to her, but I do have a pretty good three-object juggling technique that I’ve worked hard on over the years to perfect. Metaphorically speaking, the wife can juggle just about anything thrown her way; non-metaphorically speaking, however, she’s not a juggler by any stretch of the imagination. But other than my juggling skills, just about anything else refined about me — especially anything artistic or intellectual — more than likely has its … Continue reading You know, sometimes it’s okay to meet your hero…

George Winston: a genius who excels not only in musical talent, but also, especially, in kindness and compassion

An in-depth article will follow but I just wanted to say real quick what a magical evening we had with George Winston last night. I knew he was a musical genius because we’ve listened to his music for thirty years and have seen him perform before, but I had no idea he is as kind and compassionate — and funny! really funny! — as he is. I suspected he was; but last night it was confirmed. What a wonderful evening. Amazing…   A selection and sample of George Winston’s work The Official George Winston Site Follow George Winston on Facebook … Continue reading George Winston: a genius who excels not only in musical talent, but also, especially, in kindness and compassion

Musically speaking…

This wonderful, seemingly lesser-known, online music mag provides a very meaty, eclectic new music mix download each month all for the low cost of you subscribing to their newsletter – CMJ (back in the dark ages all this used to happen each month within the confines of a slick paper magazine and the mix was presented on an exciting and tangible thing called a CD, if you can imagine) While I tend to bounce around from music service to music service (mostly pandora and tunein (see About), this station was my first find oh so long ago and is still … Continue reading Musically speaking…

Inside Your Head There's a Record That's Playing

Hold ON   They hung a sign up in our town “if you live it up, you won’t live it down” So, she left Monte Rio, son just like a bullet leaves a gun With charcoal eyes and Monroe hips she went and took that California trip Well, the moon was gold, her hair like wind She said don’t look back just come on Jim (Chorus) Oh you got to Hold on, Hold on You got to hold on Take my hand, I’m standing right here You gotta hold on Well, he gave her a dimestore watch and a ring … Continue reading Inside Your Head There's a Record That's Playing

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About a Fanboy

I love all kinds of music. I especially love Rock music—particularly of the Indie variety—and Bluegrass music—particularly of the Traditional variety—and Classical music—particularly of the Baroque variety—and Rap—particularly of the Gangster variety. I prefer my music new as opposed to old and live as opposed to recorded. And I’m always a sucker for musical street performers… Continue reading About a Fanboy