Category Archives: Music of the 1970’s

The House Is Empty, My Folks Are Gone.

I was in 8th grade math class, Warren Middle School,  and I still can see him walking into the room and the shirt he was wearing. Bob Baro and his “Smokin” shirt. Bob was ahead of his age when it … Continue reading

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It’s Not For Me I Ask These Questions

I almost forgot how good this song was. . . one of the first, Great Southern Anthems. There have been few musicians that played off each other as well as the late Hughie Thomasson (Bandanna) and the late Billy Jones … Continue reading

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How Many . . .

How many hundreds of thousands of guitar strings were used in the making of this story? The Forty Best Kiss Songs of All Time I will admit, I stopped buying KISS  albums after  “Dressed To Kill” and “Alive” (both released … Continue reading

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Another Year, Another Song

10 July 2019 will mark six years since the sudden death of Peppi Marchello, founding member (with his bother) of the band, The Good Rats. I wrote about his death here: My Youth Is Officially Over Isn’t it interesting how … Continue reading

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Bluer Than Robin’s Eggs

This morning, while taking the outgoing mail to the box, I noticed a few pieces of broken, blue eggs on the driveway. It was windy, with the storms and all last night, but there was nothing to indicate the eggs fell … Continue reading

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Who Would You Pick?

The wife and I joined two other couples for a nice evening at the home of one of the other couples. As we finished our dinner, our host asked the question, “If you only got to see one more concert, … Continue reading

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Mood Music

Below is the title track to what is possibly the greatest “Mood Supporting” album ever recorded. John Klemmer’s  1975, “Touch” (full, studio album) This song also features the renowned, Dave Grusin on the keyboards and Lary Carlton on guitar. Not … Continue reading

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“Peace & Tranquility, Sh*t”

The title is a quote found at 7:40  of the video. This may be for a limited audience, but those in that group you will really enjoy this. One of the defining albums of my generation is 2112 by Rush.  The story … Continue reading

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Jumped The Gun, As Usual

. . . but not the “Love Gun” One day last week, I was reading an article about the 16th, final  KISS tour.  (OK, 16th is a slight exaggeration, but not by much). They had a good run, but all … Continue reading

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Crossbows In The Firelight

If you are around my age, (soon to be 59), you are fortunate to have grown up and experienced stadium rock concerts. Tens of thousands of fans and joints, all coming together to celebrate the music. My first concert was … Continue reading

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