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song of the day - “(Ghost) Riders In The Sky” | OUTLAWS | 1981.

On June 15, 2014, Casey Kasem, host of the longtime countdown program, AMERICAN TOP 40, passed away at the age of 82.  From my first blog post (and prolly some more inbetween then and now), I explained how, in 1979, I was a geeky, lanky and somewhat lost 12-year-old living in Central Maine, had a few friends and not a lot of interest in much of anything, but at some point early that year, I discovered AMERICAN TOP 40, and was glued to it every weekend.  781 more words


How You Learn To Live Alone

“How You Learn To Live Alone” is from the album Trouble & Love by Mary Gauthier, an American folk singer and songwriter.

The following quote pertaining to this album is from  115 more words


Classic Rock Almanac April 26, 2017


Today’s Question: “Dream Weaver” singer-keyboardist Gary Wright celebrates his 74th birthday today (April 26th).

Although Wright hails from New Jersey, he first came to prominence with which British rock group of the late ’60s? 234 more words


Ring of Fire (1961)

“I fell into a burning ring of fire.”

An appropriate line from the Johnny Cash song to go along with this thriller involving a trio of young criminals, law officer David Janssen and a raging forest fire threatening an Oregon town. 779 more words

Daily Take

Spotlight Artist: Jessi Colter

Our March spotlight artist has led a very interesting life indeed as she not only is an accomplished performer in her own right, but she has been married to two legendary figures in the world of music and has a son who is an active performer. 330 more words

Spotlight Artist


Duane Eddy was one of the first rock ’n roll guitar heroes. He used the bass strings of his Grestch guitar (the one on the right on the album sleeve picture below) to play a melody line. 173 more words


Blue Bari

“Blue Bari” is an original composition. I set out to write a Duane Eddy type tune featuring bluesy licks my baritone guitar. The recording does feature the baritone, but the feel of the track turned out to be more Bill Doggett-style honky-tonk.