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 [...]
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 [...]
FROM JOHNNY—From 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 for the [...]
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 [...]
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.
Photographers mourn Kodak bankruptcy http://t.co/zVuiUdNp
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
1. New York, NY (So nice, I went there twice!)
2. San Diego, CA (Ditto; [...]
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 [...]
Maria Baglien shared this link…
Essential jazz drummer Paul Motian was a big reason I found my way back to rock music with a sense of purpose, all via the beautiful and driving music of the Keith Jarrett Trio, and then in free fall to the earlier even more seminal work of the Bill Evan Trio.
Tired of rock by the [...]
Before and After MEDITATION
What think you? CL