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Cool water

“Cool Water,” a classic western song, was written in 1936 by Bob Nolan (1908-1980), a Canadian transplant to Arizona, who fell in love with the desert.  Nolan, an actor, poet, singer, and songwriter also wrote “Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds,” and is credited … Continue reading

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We were hopeful once, and young

I just came upon a high quality clip of an unbelievably young Bob Dylan at Newport in 1963, singing one of his best early songs.  Watching it, I’m reminded of a line from another early Dylan song, “We never much … Continue reading

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Remembering George

I didn’t call the Beatles by their first names – or even clearly know their names – when they first came to America.  Although the media wouldn’t let you forget Beatlemania, I was more of the Beach Boys persuasion at … Continue reading

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Sometimes only rock n roll will do!

Long day, much of it spent outdoors in gorgeous fall weather.  The evening found me multi-tasking – watching old black and white monster movies while trying to write a serious blog post. Sometimes the mood just isn’t right for serious or monsters. … Continue reading

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Mason Proffit

In the late sixties, Terry Talbot and his younger brother John began playing music in Chicago.  A friend and local record producer suggested they do what they were best at, an amplified country rock sound, as influenced by The Byrds. … Continue reading

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The day the music died

“We need magic and bliss, and power and myth, and celebration and religion in our lives, and music is a good way to encapsulate a lot of it.” – Jerry Garcia. I was carried away in a rapture. And so … Continue reading

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Happy August

The month of August, named after Augustus Caesar, begins with Lammas Day, the start of traditional harvest time in Britain and the end of summer in the old Celtic way of reckoning.  It feels like that in the northern hemisphere, … Continue reading

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Happy 94th birthday to Pete Seeger!

I was lucky enough to hear Pete Seeger in a small, intimate venue when I was in my teens, and I was impressed by his humor, talent, and humility.  How wonderful that he just keeps going and going and going! … Continue reading

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