Saturday, January 31, 2009

Blue's B.A.D.

Blue's B.A.D.

My good pal Blue Gal has created a fine advertisement for a most worthwhile blogosperic endeavor that doesn't involve ratfucking the Bush administration...because they're H.I.S.T.O.R.Y.

'One for the queen'


Friday, January 30, 2009

A cold girl'll kill you in a darkened room

The Doors, Cars Hiss By My Window, 1970.

Errand Girl

Errand Girl

...Sent by grocery collect a bill.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

No one wants you when you lose

Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush, Don't Give Up, 1986.

For all those whom things are at their darkest.

A Message From The Silly Party

Silly Dick

"Politics is silly, it's inane."

Gosh, now that I come to think of it...
Dick Tarquin Fintimlinbinwhinbimlim Bus Stop F’tang F’tang Ole Biscuit-Barrel Armey is right.

Watergate? Silly. Iran-Contra? Silly.
Moral turpitude? Silly. "Shock and Awe"? Silly silly.

And the destabilization, based on 'conservative thought', of the credit backbone on which the world economy is based...An act which will have generational repercussions?

What's that word again?

Silly me, I forgot.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A thousand miles of moonlight later

The Pink Floyd, Cirrus Minor, 1969.

A little early for the music post today, as I will be on the road this morning.

Be seeing you


Bible Beater

Bible Beater

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Silence Equals Death

'In Germany, they came first for the Communists...
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.

And then they came for the trade unionists...
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

And then they came for the Jews...
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.

And then . . . they came for me.

And by that time - there was no one left to speak up.'

- Pastor Martin Niemöller

Fight all forms of racial, ethnic, religious, sexual and political intolerance and discrimination, wherever it is found.

We can do no less as humanity.

You walk on water but don't bet your life

Cheap Trick, Downed, 1978.


Those with a sensitive disposition may wish to avoid clicking on the link below.

You have been warned.


Monday, January 26, 2009

Used To Pull Your Pigtails

Rockpile with Robert Plant, Little Sister, 1979.

You're A Freakin' Saint Awready

Lady Mazuma

'Humility, I haz it.'

Driftglass runs the voodoo down.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday Overnight - Saxy time

Charles 'Yardbird' Parker, with Miles Davis, Lucky Thompson, Do Do Marmorosa, Arvin Garrison, Vic McMillan and Roy Porter, Orthinology (second take), Los Angeles, 1946.

Albert Ayler
, with Niels Bronsted, Ronnie Gardiner, and Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson, Summertime, Copenhagen, 1963.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, with Ron Burton, Henry "Pete" Pearson, Robert Shy, and Joe "Habao" Texidor, Misty/I Want to Talk About You, Montreux, 1972.

Michael Brecker, with Don Grolnick, Eddie Gomez, Mike Mainieri and Steve Gadd (Steps), Invitation, 1980's.

...Cigarette, darling?


Saturday, January 24, 2009

...only reflections of a shadow that I saw

David Crosby, Laughing, from one of my 'desert island discs', If I Could Only Remember My Name, 1971.

What Are Their Names?

Look who hoped on the bandwagon

Hooray For The Red Yellow And Blue

Madness, I tell you.


Friday, January 23, 2009

As we share that crystal view...

Tower Of Power, Below Us, All The City Lights, 1974.

And another word for the greater trochanter, answer in the form of a question.


"Let's stick to journalism. I don't do that here."

Bad Ol' Democwat

Of course you don't, Matthews...Isn't that the issue?


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Adios a la Pasada

Sic Semper Tyrannis

If you'll be kind enough to forgive me...I'm a little out of sorts.

You see, my muse left me. Flew away yesterday. Oh, he'll be back. But it probably is over forever.


So I find myself at a bit of a crossroads. There's nothing more passé at the moment than an Bush caricaturist, because that boat has surely sailed.

My American friends have a new leader, and he appears to be serious about transparency.

This is an interesting and refreshing development, but one can see a subjective curtailing of flights of fancy when things hidden are revealed.

The imagination must turn to other things, things more positive and life-enhancing for oneself and others...And a world in which we are all connected.

Tea In The Sahara

So, I now open my heart to suggestions in the comments, and to offers and collaborations from any with an interest.

Those who wish to speak privately are free to use the email provided to the right of this post.
All exchanges will, of course, be kept in the strictest confidence.

You might also notice a small button under that email.

If my works have caught your eye over time, and you would like to express some regard for them in a tangible fashion, I would accept any such expression gratefully.

Be seeing you


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Somebody gimme a cheeseburger

The only Steve Miller song you'll ever see on this blog - Living In The U.S.A., 1968.

My best wishes to all my American friends and acquaintances on the momentous day in your nation's history.


For My Departing Muse

Stevie Wonder & the Jackson 5, You Haven't Done Nothin', 1974.

Head In The Morning

Head In The Morning

Merkwurkdigleibe, or how I stopped worrying and learned to love Bush



...For my suggestive pal distributorcap NY.

"War is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought."


Monday, January 19, 2009

Hit The Showers

Hit The Showers

I wouldn't like to be a flea under your collar

Peter Tosh, Equal Rights/Downpressor Man, Los Angeles, 1983.

We Hate Everything Alike

We Hate Everything Alike

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday Overnight

Mingus, with Don Pullen, George Adams, Gerry Mulligan, Jack Walrath, Benny Bailey, and Danny Richmond, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Montreaux, 1975.

The Mingus Big Band, with Ronnie Cuber on baritone sax, Moanin', 1993.

...And happy birthday to Al Foster, one of the many exceptional drummers to work with Miles Davis.

Don't Think That You'll Get Too Far

Snakeskin Cowboy

Although he moved to Crawford to better teabag the Worst! President! Ever!...and bid the incoming President-elect to perform a lewd act on his automatic weapon, it seems that hope is indeed in the air.

Perhaps he should lobby for a position involving something that he is more informed about - For example, 'underage groupie molestation' czar, 'or 'Poo in the pants for a week' undersecretary.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

The wind cannot hear

King Crimson, I Talk To The Wind, 1969.

'Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her'

'Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her'

My correspondent Caoimhin Laochdha has written a most erudite celebration of birthdays at Daily Kos, well worth a read.
From me, bright birthday wishes to all.

...Although how riffraff such as I got lumped in with luminaries as Michelle Obama, Benjamin Franklin, Steve Earle, and Muhammad Ali in the tags is beyond my powers of explanation.


Friday, January 16, 2009

72 Hours To Go

Lee Michaels and Bartholomew "Frosty" Smith-Frost, Stormy Monday, 1969.

A Widely Received Farewell

A Widely Received Farewell

Thursday, January 15, 2009

...But It's Not For You

By way of my pals Eureka Springs on the late shift at FDL and that refined gentleman of letters Ornery Bastard...I think this young feller has a bright future in showbiz, if he'd just turn down that loud guitar and sing a nice ballad or two like that cute little Englebert Humperdinck.


Bonus: They don't make live TV like that no more

Bye Bye Baby

Buyer's Remorse

If you hate me after what I say
...Can't put it off any longer,
I just gotta tell ya anyway...


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Why can't we be what we want to be?

Bob Marley and the Wailers, Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)

R.I.P, Patrick McGoohan

Never a number, and now a free man.

Be seeing you

Peaceful Coexistence

Peaceful Coexistence

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Love's not a game for three

Steely Dan, Babylon Sisters, 2003.

Whitewash Away Your Woes

Whitewash Away Your Woes

Monday, January 12, 2009

Maybe they'll get a replacement

It will be a quarter century this year that I left Hollywood, and ran for my life to the wilderness.

But if I hadn't...You wouldn't be reading this.
I miss it every day - but you can't go home again. Selah.

...And one for my ex.

Number One In Our Hearts


The Birds Haz Come

The Birds Haz Come

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sunday Overnight

Long John Baldry, Conditional Discharge/Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The King Of Rock & Roll, and Everyday I Have The Blues, 1971/1986.

Albert Collins, Cold Cold Feelin', Germany 1980.

Fight On, Comrades!

No words necessary

Link Wray and his Ray Men, Big City After Dark.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

"Could it be...?"

Could it be...?

Friday, January 09, 2009

Happy 50th, Tamla/Motown

Mr. Bobby Taylor, Does Your Mama Know About Me.

One of the greats, and one of the two best vocalists I ever worked for.

Bin One For The Chipper

Bin One For The Chipper

Thursday, January 08, 2009

I tell you folks, It's harder than it looks

Gettin' old
Gettin' grey
Gettin' ripped off

Le Maison Blanc Showbar Revue

The Maison Blanc Showbar Revue

...Nominal cover charge.


Hewitty Twister

Hewitty Twister

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it. - Upton Sinclair


Wednesday, January 07, 2009

On a train to nowhere...

Too late, too late

Within Retirement's Grasp

Within Retirement's Grasp

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Aristocracy's Dreaming

R.I.P., Ron Asheton


One of the first albums that I obtained when I was ten, along with Raw Power. Blew f*cking Jethro Tull right out of my mind.

Condolences to his family and friends.

My Wife, Ronald Reagan

My Wife, Ronald Reagan

Monday, January 05, 2009

The KP Casualty

The KP Casualty

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Sunday Overnight

John McLaughlin and Jonas Helborg, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, 1987.

The Miles Davis Quintet, All Blues, Los Angeles, 1964.

And finally...Miles and Bill Evans' composition Blue In Green, from Kind Of Blue, 1959.

Friday, January 02, 2009

At The Magic Negro Show

At The Magic Negro Show

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