Monthly Archives: January 2011

“Well I hope your old plane crashes”

It was early Sunday morning, February 1, 1959. The Winter Dance Party was performing at various locations around the upper Midwest, travelling between stops by bus. It had been a cold and miserable trip so far. The biggest problem on … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Terry Kath…wishing you were here

Terry Kath was an amazing guitarist and bass player. He was also a very talented songwriter. He had earned immense respect from important members of music society, including Jimi Hendrix. He was a husband and father. And his accidental death … Continue reading

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We were the world

Today marks the anniversary of a momentous occasion in pop music history. I didn’t say it was necessarily a GOOD momentous occasion, but it was momentous nonetheless. It was on this date in 1985 that a group of famous musicians … Continue reading

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That song is bad…and I don’t mean good

The debate has raged for years…just what is the worst song ever to make the Top 40? Everyone has said it at least once: “That’s the worst song I’ve ever heard. I HATE that song.” In fact, in the early … Continue reading

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In a good mood? This should kill it

Sometimes when I sit downstairs and play my guitar, I just want to play sad songs. Even if I’m in a good mood…a GREAT mood…a sad song can pop into my head and I can’t help but play it. Maybe … Continue reading

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What my taste buds tell me

First off, a big THANK YOU to everyone who reads this fun little blog. The last few days have seen a record number of hits, and that thrills me no end. Please continue to spread the word, and I’ll continue … Continue reading

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A recent encounter

I’ve gone to a lot of concerts in my time. If I had to count them all, the number would certainly be over a hundred. One of the reasons I went to so many shows is that I worked in … Continue reading

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