Spring- “Everybody”

Spring- “Everybody”

Mar 18, 2016

Last week we set the clocks forward and almost like magic spring happened. Suddenly it’s still sunny when I get off the bus from work. There’s daylight enough to take a walk before dinner. The hillside behind our house is filled with green shoots that will soon transform into color. Gaia bought a new green dress and the world is a better place. To celebrate,...

A Few Reasons Why Dolly Parton Is a Total Badass

A Few Reasons Why Dolly Parton Is a Total Badass

Mar 14, 2016

The theme for our playlist this month is “Men Covering Songs Written by Women.” When I heard this I immediately thought of “Back In The Good Old Days (When Times Was Bad) as done by one of the toughest men in the country music cannon, Merle Haggard. Legend has it that Haggard was inspired to pursue a life in music when he was a prisoner at San Quentin...

The Big Mamma That Gave Birth to Elvis and Janis

The Big Mamma That Gave Birth to Elvis and Janis

Feb 25, 2016

    “My singing comes from my experience…My own experience. I never had no one teach me nothin’. I never went to school for music or nothin’. I taught myself to sing and to blow harmonica and even to play drums by watchin’ other people! I can’t read music, but I know what I’m singing! I don’t sing like nobody but...

Hi, I’m Francis

Hi, I’m Francis

Feb 18, 2016

Ever since I remember; there’s been rock-n-roll. Music is the first thing my cognitive mind latched onto. I’m a child of the seventies and a teenager of the eighties. Punk rock once saved my life. What I dug about punk was that it was outsider art. Most importantly it broke down the star/audience paradigm that created the rock star/groupie mentality that...