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A Geisha's Bow

a geisha’s bow

undone and in the blossoms

the eclipse starts

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1218 Solar Eclipse, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. 25 more words

Haiku

That time I asked bass legend Donald "Duck" Dunn why they called him Duck

By Steve Newton

Here’s a fun little 30-second audio snippet that never fails to make me smile.

Back in 1985 I did an interview with bass-guitar legend Donald “Duck” Dunn, who at the time was playing in Eric Clapton’s touring band. 150 more words

Rock Legends

THE HISTORY OF ROCK 'N' ROLL - 1962 - PART FOUR

CHRIS MONTEZ – CAROLE KING – BOBBY “BORIS” PICKETT & THE CRYPT KICKERS – STAX RECORDS – BOOKER T AND THE MGs – RUFUS THOMAS – OTIS REDDING – AND OF COURSE, ELVIS PRESLEY… 11,283 more words

Elvis Presley

Interview: Booker T. Jones

The impact that Booker T. Jones has had over modern popular music as musician, songwriter, arranger and producer would be hard to overstate. At 16 years old he played on the first hit for a nascent recording label called Satellite in Memphis, Tennessee, and would become the leader of the house band there as the label changed its name to Stax Records in 1961. 1,620 more words

Interviews

Booker T & The MG's - Melting Pot (1971)

With a cover that vaguely resembles The Doors L.A. Woman which was released only three months later, and a title track that channels ‘Riders On The Storm’ with a slightly less foreboding “killer on the road…” vibe about it, Booker T & The MG’s were tuned in to a similar stream for their final group effort as Jimbo and his pals were on theirs. 249 more words

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