Saturday, July 26, 2008

Stay With Me- Bette Midler


This will knock your socks off!


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Outside the Wall

All alone, or in two's,
The ones who really love you
Walk up and down outside the wall.
Some hand in hand
And some gathered together in bands.
The bleeding hearts and artists
Make their stand.

And when they've given you their all
Some stagger and fall, after all it's not easy
Banging your heart against some mad bugger's wall.

"Isn't this where...."


Roots of Rock & Roll: Rockabilly- Wanda Jackson


Roses Are Blooming


I can't believe I found this!



Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I Ain't Marching Anymore...and neither should you!

In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, Army Vice Chief of Staff General Richard Cody sternly rebuked all those who’ve been blowing sunshine and spreading baseless happy talk for five years with regard to the war in Iraq. And he was blunt–blunter than I’ve ever heard him before–about the crisis facing the Army. He even went so far as to hint at the “D-word” in his prepared remarks:

Today’s Army is out of balance. The current demand for our forces in Iraq and Afghanistan exceeds the sustainable supply and limits our ability to provide ready forces for other contingencies . . . Current operational requirements for forces and insufficient time between deployments require a focus on counterinsurgency training and equipping to the detriment of preparedness for the full range of military missions.

Given the current theater demand for Army forces, we are unable to provide a sustainable tempo of deployments for our Soldiers and Families. Soldiers, Families, support systems, and equipment are stretched and stressed by the demands of lengthy and repeated deployments, with insufficient recovery time. Equipment used repeatedly in harsh environments is wearing out more rapidly than programmed. Army support systems, designed for the pre-9/11 peacetime Army, are straining under the accumulation of stress from six years at war. Overall, our readiness is being consumed as fast as we build it.

And then he added the kicker:

If unaddressed, this lack of balance poses a significant risk to the All-Volunteer Force and degrades the Army’s ability to make a timely response to other contingencies.

Anyone with a lick of sense (which clearly does not include anyone in the Bush administration) has known that the military is stretched to the breaking point. But this is not what the White House nor the RNC wants to hear during an election year. Will they listen to the generals now?


Monday, March 10, 2008

Morning Dew- Tim Rose

Don't bother to watch the video...just listen to the song!

Uriah Heep- Come Away Melinda

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Oh Danny Boy

It's depressing, it's not usually sung in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day, and its lyrics were written by an Englishman who never set foot on Irish soil.
Those are only some of the reasons why a Manhattan pub owner is banning the song "Danny Boy" for the entire month of March.

"It's overplayed, it's been ranked among the 25 most depressing songs of all time and it's more appropriate for a funeral than for a St. Patrick's Day celebration," said Shaun Clancy, who owns Foley's Pub and Restaurant, across the street from the Empire State Building.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tim Rose



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TIM ROSE



Monday, March 3, 2008

Garland Jeffreys



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JUMP JUMP

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Tchaikovsky- Marche Slave

I've conducted this piece hundreds of times...alone...in my room...with the door locked.

Sarah Brightman- Winter Light

Dan Bern



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"SUICIDE ROOM"

Miles Davis- So What?

Saturday, March 1, 2008

IKE TURNER


Probably the FIRST Rock and Roll song ever recorded.
Not Bill Haley and the Comets (a white cover) but Ike Turner, before he married Tina.



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ROCKET 88

Wolfe Tones- The Banks of the Ohio

Gustav Holst- Mars, the Bringer of War

Ian and Sylvia w/Emmylou Harris and Judy Collins



Ian and Sylvia on the LEFT

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"FOUR STRONG WINDS"

Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Sandy Denny

Joan Baez- Diamonds and Rust
Joni Mitchell- River
Sandy Denny- Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

Friday, February 29, 2008

Little Richie Lanham & the Tempo-Tones

Click title to listen to song:


"ON YOUR RADIO"

Echo & the Bunneymen- The Cutter

Sugarcubes (Bjork)- Motorcrash

Mazzy Star- Fade Into You

Gustavo Dudamel

Who says the conductor doesn't matter?

Johnny Cash- Hurt

It's impossible to watch this video without crying...


I hurt myself today
to see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
the only thing that's real
the needle tears a hole
the old familiar sting
try to kill it all away
but I remember everything
what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt

I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
upon my liar's chair
full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
beneath the stains of time
the feelings disappear
you are someone else
I am still right here

what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt

I will let you down
I will make you hurt

if I could start again
a million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way

William Tell Overture

William Tell overture by Gioachino Rossini. Berliner Philharmoniker. Claudio Abbado, conductor.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Woody Guthrie

Only two clips of Woody have survived. This one includes Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee.

Jerry Lee Lewis and Van Morrison- Goodnight Irene

The Streets of New York by the WolfeTones

Theobald Wolfe Tone, commonly known as Wolfe Tone (June 20, 1763 – November 19, 1798) was a leading figure in the United Irishmen Irish independence movement and is regarded as the father of Irish republicanism. He died from a self-inflicted wound after being sentenced to death for his part in the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

Pink

I never cared for Pink very much but this video earned her a new respect.

Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground

Maureen "Moe" Tucker (on drums) was from Levittown and went to Wisdom Lane elementary school with my wife Gail. I have a picture of her at a birthday party at Gail's house sometime in the early 50's.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Patty Smyth and Scandal

Paul Schaefer (from the Letterman show) was an important,(but never seen) part of Scandal. He played keyboards on "Goodbye To You".