... up on the Iron Range...happy birthday to Bob Dylan, who is 70 today, still rockin', still filling big halls everywhere, still writing and recording...check out my tribute to Mr. Zimmerman, a song I wrote called "Talkin' Bob Dylan Blues," performed here live at the Slide on Inn (my cousin's basement), Kansas City, MO, 2008...(a couple of minutes of it anyway). BTW, I did check with Mr. Whoamus, everyman's Dylan authority, for historical accuracy, and got a thumbs up (I did take a little bit of poetic license, but, hey, it's gotta rhyme...).
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
... and it's Easter time too...I want to announce the return of North of Nowhere to the Ugly Mug, Farmington, MN, this Saturday, 5-21, 8 to 11 PM. This band hasn't played the Mug since 5-15-09, so it is a long-awaited return engagement. We'll be playing this tune, and lots of others, so come on out - and don't forget to keep on rockin!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
... well, you know what to do! On this date in 1981, Frank Zappa releases four albums in one day: 'Tinseltown Rebellion' (a double album), 'Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar,' 'Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More,' and 'Return of the Son of Shut Up ‘N’ Play Your Guitar.” It’s a Frank Zappa tour de force! I’ve often been told this very thing, mainly since I can’t sing – can’t play the guitar very well either, but that’s beside the point. Let’s enjoy some vintage Frank, thanks to http://rockhall.com/story-of-rock/today-in-rock/ for the info, and keep on rockin’!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
... still drummin'... can't believe it's been 40 years now since Kent State. Here's another version of that seminal CSNY song "Ohio;" (I'll apologize in advance for the ad) RIP Kent State 4. Thanks to www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki Kent_State_shootings, and keep on rockin'!