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On Toxic Masculinity and California Dreaming

A while back, I put up a post, which has now become an essay in the California Dreaming book, about how the white musicians in the book had built their careers because of an infrastructure that was there because of black musicians — they were, even if not racist themselves (and most weren’t) the beneficiaries of structural racism. 571 more words

California Dreaming: Sharleena

The Mothers of Invention had disbanded. Well…sort of.

Frank Zappa had brought the band to an end, tired of losing money paying the salaries of a large band. 923 more words

Happy Birthday to Emma!!

Thank you for being my Muse and a light in my life! Wishing you so much love, happiness and adventure. You are such a talented young lady who continues to inspire us all. 13 more words

gratitude-a-thon day 659: anticipation (sing it, carly)

The act of anticipating is money in the bank. All that star dust rushing around your brain, going about your business with the knowledge that you have a sofa with a secret in your pocket.  84 more words

longing for a home

I’m sitting in a nearly empty apartment on a Saturday afternoon, waiting for the pizza guy to arrive because the contents of my pantry are sitting in a garage 200 feet from me and it’s raining. 552 more words

The Book-Only Material In California Dreaming

The observant among you will have noticed that the California Dreaming series of essays is nearing its conclusion: the book’s subtitle is “The LA Pop Music Scene Of The 60s”, and the most recent essay dealt with a track released in December 1969. 563 more words

California Dreaming: Doggone

“Once I had a singing group, singing group done gone/Now I got another group, didn’t take too long…”

Love had split, but they still owed one more record to Elektra, and Arthur Lee, as the group’s leader, was responsible for delivering that record. 930 more words