BLUE RAIN: CHRIS LEROY

Sat up with your picture,
a ghost
and a bottle of pain
The light went weak with the cold,
the blue and the rain
I remember your face when you came to this town
Said never look back and don’t you look down today
Not today
Not today

Well there ain’t no strings I can use to pull it together
It’s just a small dark [...]

LYRICS TO 99 MOSTLY DANGERS SONGS

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DRIVE BYES: CLAWING AT THE LIMITS OF COOL

Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever by Salim Washington, and Farah Jasmine Griffin—

This 2008 look at the two jazz giants who shaped the music and culture of their times is an examination of the lives of both men, their radically different approach [...]

Gary K Nomeland: The Rolling Stones: A Great Brit Pop Band?

The Rolling Stones: A Great Brit Pop Band?

It’s their fault. FM Classic Rock radio stations, as commercial and shabby as AM Radio was decades ago, have reduced some of the greatest Rock bands to a short playing list as the Baby Boomers age and the younger Classic FM listeners think that Van Halen [...]

Drive Byes: The Legend of Harvest Queen Revisited

FROM JOHNNY—From more than three years ago…..
On to my other reason for blogging: I want to thank Chris and Maria for the wonderful podcast regarding the history of my song “Harvest Queen”. A big thank you to Morst too. Well done! I feel compelled to fill in a few blanks though…..the music [...]

Drive Byes: The Legend of Harvest Queen

The SongBook Series Podcast covers the wide musical spectrum of Johnny Hickman and Chris LeRoy (& Friends)

SongBook Series Podcast 2 compares HARVEST QUEEN with its original demo, HAUNTED. MORST taped the interview with studio engineer Maria Baglien at Lo-Fi Studios 9/9/07 one day after the Cracker/ Camper Campout III in Pioneertown [...]

DRIVE BYES: Digital Wars Kill Kodak

Kodak bankruptcy: Photographers mourn
By Maura Judkis

When a brand whose name is nearly synonymous with photography prepares to file for bankruptcy, photographers, naturally, are a bit upset.

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Drive Byes: Julie Bradlow’s Five Best Roadtrips of 2011

Julie Bradlow

Here is my top 5 list, namely Julie’s Top 5 Roadtrips of 2011:

1. Phoenix and Tucson, AZ
2. Pioneertown and Redlands, CA
3. Crockett and Corte Madera, CA
4. Hilton Head Island, SC
5. Jekyll Island, GA

Honorable mention:

1. New York, NY (So nice, I went there twice!)
2. San Diego, CA (Ditto; [...]

Drive Byes: Chris LeRoy FIVE BOOKS I Need to Return to Smiley Library

FIVE BOOKS I Need to Return to Smiley Library (before I am tossed in the pokey)

LIFE ITSELF: Roger Ebert- A memoir that catches his indomitable spirit
THE CROWS WERE LAUGHING IN THEIR TREES: Peter Connors – Dense prose poetry teaming with human animals.  Connected to many of my new songs.
THE SHADOW OF A GREAT ROCK-A Literary [...]