Category Archives: music

Happy 90th Birthday, Willie!

Confession: I’ve never really been that big of a Willie Nelson fan. Still, Willie’s more than just a great singer/songwriter/musician — he’s an icon. He’s a legend. And at 90 years old (or is it “young”?), he’s one of our … Continue reading

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Sing a Song of Skip Spence

Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, and Moby Grape all helped weave the tapestry that became known as the “San Francisco sound” in the 60s. Alex “Skip” Spence (known to friends and fans as Skippy) was a common thread running through … Continue reading

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Sing a Song of Texas

Happy Texas Independence Day! 187 years ago today, a group of Texicans (as they called themselves back then) declared independence from Mexico to establish the Republic of Texas. Of course, it wasn’t that easy, and it took a revolution and … Continue reading

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Left for Dead

Dead & Company, that is. Yes, I’ve left my rural hideaway in southern Colorado and am scooting northward to Boulder today with my buddies, Albert and Shawn, to catch two Dead & Company shows at Folsom Field tonight & tomorrow … Continue reading

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Kerrville from Afar

“Welcome Home!’ Sign at the entrance to the Kerrville Folk Festival Celebrate 50 years of the Kerrville Folk Festival with a free livestream from the main stage performances. Of course, nothing can compare with the full-blown live Kerrville Folk Festival … Continue reading

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Resurrecting my Record Collection

My son gave me a turntable for Christmas. It took me until this past week to set it up, as I had to clear space in my cluttered room for a table to hold it. I also needed to see … Continue reading

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A Christmas Collection

Merry Christmas, everyone! ‘Tis the season for Christmas music and Christmas movies and more, so here’s a few suggested reruns from the back porch of Christmas past. Our Favorite Christmas Movies (2019) Goodness knows there are Christmas movies a-plenty to … Continue reading

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Short Shot of Shawn Colvin

“If there were no music, Then I could not get through…” We’re headed up to Colorado Springs today to see Shawn Colvin in concert tonight.  Several years ago, she admitted she preferred sharing a stage with another singer-songwriter over solo … Continue reading

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Hazy Memories of Dillo Daze, 50 Years On

A baggie of pot sat on the floor just a few feet away. Someone dropped it, I figured, looking around to see if anyone else spotted it yet. No, and the baggie was kinda of perched precariously in the walkway … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday: Dan Roam & Ben Jones

This week promises two exciting events I want to share with you here. The Pop-Up Pitch: The Two-Hour Creative Sprint to the Most Persuasive Presentation of Your Life Dan Roam, author of “Back of the Napkin” and several other modern … Continue reading

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