Category Archives: musicians

Bittersweet Birthday: Missing Tom Petty

Tom Petty should have been celebrating his 67th birthday today. Instead, we are left to remember him. My old hometown, Austin, proclaimed today “Tom Petty Day,” and that sent me reeling back through the years of hearing his music, so … Continue reading

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Headed to Shawn’s Repair Shop

This evening, we finally get to see Shawn Colvin in concert. We have been anticipating this show for months and I am beyond excited about it. It’s a ways up the road at the Tri-Lake Center for the Arts in … Continue reading

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Top of the World, Tom

RIP Tom Petty, October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017… I got a room at the top of the world tonight. I can see everything tonight. I got a room where everyone Can have a drink and forget those things That … Continue reading

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Home to the Armadillo…Once Again

I feel like I’ve just returned from an extended journey through the past: I just finished reading Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir, by Eddie Wilson with Jesse Sublett. Replete with scads of the incredible artwork by the Armadillo Art Squad … Continue reading

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more music…more music…more music

Here’s MORE MUSIC for your weekend enjoyment — so enjoy! Let’s kick if off with some drum kings: Louis Bellson, Lionel Hampton and Don Lamond laying down the beats back in the 50s! Once upon a time (mostly December 1970), a mystery band … Continue reading

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“Love Will Make You Do the Strangest Things”

…like get married — years ago! Happy Anniversary to good friends David and Anne Ducharme-Jones! In addition to being life partners for many years, these two partner together in song as well. Over the last several years, I have had … Continue reading

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Triple Bill for the Weekend

Whiling away the weekend, I thought maybe I’d share a threesome of recent pleasures for your weekend entertainment: some music, a movie, and a book that have recently tickled my fancy. Blue Mountain The Grateful Dead’s perennial kid, Bob Weir,  has aged … Continue reading

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