bigDAVE Video Pick: Cracker and Patterson Hood

This just in, Hot off the presses!!—-> From Cracker’s latest CD “Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey.” This Johnny Hickman penned song about “dysfunctional” yet true blue friendship / bromance was recorded as a duet with good friend Patterson Hood from Drive-By Truckers. ENJOY!!……… I will see ya’ next week my friend’s … [...]


At Pioneertown, it’s not just about Cracker and Camper for the Archive King. It’s also about the solo sets and other bands that play. Greg, Victor, and Jonathan from CVB always play sets of their solo material too. Last week’s pick was from guitarist Greg Lisher, this week’s is by Jonathan Segel.
Jonathan put out an [...]

40 FOREVER: El día de los muertos

El día de los muertos

My husband and I recently celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. Five years ago today, we were honeymooning in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico as the town was getting ready for the día de los muertos/Day of the Dead holiday. Marc and I were in a cab headed to a nearby beach, [...]

WorkAbility 5 Rocks!

Hello Workability Region 5:

I hope you enjoyed our very productive two day business meeting. I was so proud of the participation, and ideas and groups still at it a 5:00. Very cool.

Another cool thing is that our region can have a website like this for about 7 dollars a month.

From here we can post our [...]

DRIVE BYES: GK on Dylan as the REAL King of Pop!

Gary K. Nomeland is a a writer. His serial novel is called Goddess Moon. He co-wrote the lyrics to the coolest Death of Me song, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, and he will be a regular contributor to The SongBook Highway. Today he ruminates about the King of Pop…Mr. Bob Dylan. This was written before the death [...]


London Girl: I had a great affection for the sound of the first Pretenders album. This was not a punk music but a hard rock with its head in the sixties. it was the arrangements, the push pull of guitar and bass over those floor toms that made me a fan. It wasn’t Chrissie Hynde. [...]

Morst's Music Pick Of The Week: LISHER


The inimitable Greg Lisher. . . The inscrutable Greg Lisher. . . The pick of the week Greg Lisher! It’s so hard for me to decide! All I Want is the pick of the week, from Campout regular Greg Lisher. On the indoor stage, along with David Immerglück & Jonathan [...]

40 Forever: Halloween Books

Here are three of my favorite children’s books about Halloween:

Montes, Marisa, and Yuyi Morales. Los Gatos Black on Halloween.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2006.

Ziefert, Harriet, and Simms Taback. Two Little Witches: A Halloween Counting Story.
Cambridge, Mass: Candlewick Press, 1996.

Gantos, Jack, and Nicole Rubel. Rotten Ralph’s Trick or Treat! Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986.

I’m [...]

bigDave's Video of the Week: A Sea Change

This week we’re going stay outside the songbox family to bring you “Eilen Jewell” with her song “Sea Of Tears” Here is a little bit about her new record “sea of tears” (taken from her myspace page) —> “On April 21st, Signature Sounds releases Eilen Jewell’s third album, Sea of Tears, a recording that fills [...]

History of The Dangers



The Dangers started in 1979 when Bob Kjorvestad convinced a childhood friend, Chris LeRoy, to come to a jam session at a meat locker in Grand Terrace. California. On that night Bob on guitar, Chris on guitar played with Randy Abraham on drums. It was eerie, and [...]