Events: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Number 85 CHUCK BERRY!

Some folks quibble about who wrote what song, but Chuck Berry is the supreme word and deed in rock and roll. The Rolling Stones knew it, as did The Beatles and Elvis understood it too.  Only Jerry Lee Lewis could match the intensity at times, but oh those exquisite lines and full throttled solos! Chuck [...]

DRIVE BYES: Why Bob 4 Apples?

Why Do We Bob for Apples on Halloween?
Halloween History & Customs
By David Emery, About.com Guide
http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/halloween/a/Bobbing-For-Apples-On-Halloween.htm
SOME SAY the custom of bobbing for apples dates all the way back to pre-Christian Ireland and the festival of Samhain, though there’s little documentary evidence to support this. Apple bobbing also been popularly associated with Pomona, the ancient Roman goddess of fruits, trees, and [...]

40 FOREVER: That Doggie In The Window!

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Orlean, Susan. Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011. Print.

Susan Orlean’s book about Hollywood’s most celebrated rescue dog is not your ordinary dog story. It’s about the impact of moving pictures (There were more canine roles during the [...]

REVIEWS! Chris LeRoy's Five Essential Halloween Films

My Five Essential Halloween Films

My Five Essential Halloween Films I am a horror wimp. I avoid gore. However, I get out all my “scary” movies every Halloween and relive my childhood. Here are five that stand out for me this season…. Chris LeRoy

1. (1935) Bride of Frankenstein: Director James [...]

EVENT: Johnny Hickman's THE GREAT DECLINE Occupies Wall Street!

Occupy Wall Street

www.youtube.comhttp://itunes.apple.com/us/album/palmhenge/id54495873?i=54494867

LISTEN TO THE BAND: Facebook Music Player for THE SPIRIT!

Facebook music player is pretty cool…

THE SPIRIT THAT BRINGS US HERE

Interviews: There’s a new gang in Denver, and it twangs —Ricardo Baca

When Johnny Hickman first met Jim Dalton, he could have guessed they’d become sentence-finishing friends and mind-reading bandmates.

A friend of Hickman’s had told him to see Dalton’s Denver-based country band, the Railbenders. As half of alt-rock band Cracker, Hickman had moved to Loveland to raise a family with his wife — [...]

Drive Byes: from GLEN CAMPBELL L.A. NOKIA Review by Randall Roberts

from GLEN CAMPBELL L.A. NOKIA Review

“The magic was in the way Campbell, his family, and the crowd, many of whom had grown up with the singer, respected the muse despite its decaying state. How they defiantly, beautifully kept that conduit to the sublime open wide enough to deliver a clear, honest message about both the [...]

Listen To The Band:THE SPIRIT THAT BRINGS US HERE> PEACE BREAKS OUT!

http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/3456027

PEACE BREAKS OUT
Janie had a gun
Now she don’t have one
When she woke up she just didn’t need it
Frankie had a knife
Used it all his life
But he tossed it and did not retrieve it
Larry used his fist
But he turned his wrist
He hails a waitress at the coffee counter
Suzie’s in a gang
But she turned and ran
Now she’s [...]

40 Forever: Red Palms

Red Palms
If you liked Forever by Judy Blume, and The Cay by Theodore Taylor, you will absolutely LOVE Red Palms by Cara Haycak. I did!

Haycak, Cara. Red Palms. New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2004. Print.

Blume, Judy. Forever: A Novel. Scarsdale, N.Y: Bradbury Press, 1975. Print

Taylor, Theodore. The Cay. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday, 1969. [...]