Author Archives: Ray V.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.

Tull Tuesday #4

Distributed as a solo effort by Ian Anderson, the 2000 release of The Secret Language of Birds, features mostly, then current members of Jethro Tull.  Go Figure. The song starts with Doane Perry and Jonathan Noyce channeling their inner birds. … Continue reading

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A Reminder

A reminder to those who didn’t know their parents listened to the likes of Alice Cooper, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio, Blue Oyster Cult and Metallica, et. al. back  in the day. It takes a lot to shock … Continue reading

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A Monday Morning Dichotomy

Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery –Fydor Dostoevsky, (1821-1881) Which do you chose?

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Sunday Pipes #85

This episode showcases both a new organ and organist, albeit both unidentified, other than being part of the Grissini Project. I knew it was going to get interesting at 1:28 when the organist began “pulling out all the stops.” 4 … Continue reading

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Thank You, Ira

Ira “Bob” Born, father of the Peeps brand has died at age 98.  Our daughters are lifelong  fans. “Seventy years later, Peeps remain Just Born’s most recognizable candy brand, the company says. Just Born makes around 2 billion Peeps each … Continue reading

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A Choice

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could go right.” -Tony Robbins

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Often Forgotten

“When you were made a leader,  you weren’t given a crown; you were given the responsibility to bring out the best in others” -Jack Welch Unfortunately for some, the title becomes a tool to bully co-workers while exempting themselves from … Continue reading

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Tull Tuesday #3

Wondring Aloud is from the 1971,  “Aqualung” record. This video is taken from the 2002 “Living With The Past” DVD. I picked this video in part, because of the brief comments by the members of the band.  Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, … Continue reading

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On Dogs, Sleep & Trains

It’s Monday morning, but feels more like late afternoon. For some reason, my brain decided it would be a good idea to take two, 2-hour naps last night with 3 hours in between.  I had a brief email exchange with … Continue reading

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January 23-30, 1978

This has always been one of my favorite songs by Steve Forbert and I almost forgot to share it as I have for the last decade or so during the last week in January From the 1979, Jackrabbit Slim album. … Continue reading

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